Epic Water Activities & Water Sports in Cork

Ireland’s leading water activities centre – and it’s not just for kids. 

Welcome to

Award Winning Water Sports Centre in West Cork

Welcome to the Lagoon Activity Centre in Rosscarbery, where a thrilling adventure awaits! With our water activities, you’ll dive into the exhilarating beauty of West Cork and the Wild Atlantic Way – from the comfort and fun of an amazing aqua park.  

Get ready for some serious fun at our inflatable water park, or paddle your way through the lagoon with a kayak. Bring the kids for a joyride on pedal boats, or test your balance with stand-up paddleboarding (SUP). Not in the mood for action? Kick back and relax at Jack’s Shack, our outdoor dining area by the water, where you can savour fresh coffee and delicious food while soaking in the stunning aqua park views.  

Find us on the inland side of the N71, the road linking Clonakilty and Skibbereen. As you drive towards Skibbereen from Clonakilty, just glance to your right—you’ll spot our iconic white beach hut and the vibrant Lagoon Activity Centre.  

Water Activities in Cork in background. Stone with the name of the town Rosscarbery in English and Irish.

Pick Your Water Activity

Inflatable water park in the Lagoon Water Activity Centre Rosscarbery, County Cork, Ireland
Water Park
18
00
Per Person for 45 mins
  • All equipment provided
  • For children 8 years and older
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
Kayaks on bank of the Lagoon Water Activity Centre
Kayaking
9
00
30 mins on the water
  • Lifejackets provided
  • Best way to explore the lakes
  • Double Kayak/Canadian Canoe available (€18)
Two people using stand-up paddleboarding in Cork
Paddle Board
9
00
30 mins on the water
  • Lifejackets provided
  • Ideal Activity for Beginners
  • Calm Waters
Family enjoying pedal boat in Cork at the Lagoon Activity Centre
Pedal Boats
16
00
Per boat for 30 mins
  • For all ages (Children to be accompanied by an adult)
  • Safety Lifejackets are provided

Family Friendly

Enjoy great day out for all ages

*Only 3 feet deep!

Can't swim? Don't worry!
If you fall in just stand up!
*Does not apply to waterpark

Great food served

Pizza, Crepes, Ice Creams and Drinks

About Us

Let the Adventure Begin!

Located in Rosscarbery, West Cork, our watersports centre offers a range of activities for all ages. From water park to paddle boarding, from kayaking to stand-up paddle boarding – everything is possible here.

The Lagoon Activity Centre is a unique venue that has been created with fun in mind. With endless opportunities for water activities in Ireland, we encourage you to explore all the different aspects of the centre and find out what suits you best.

Father and daughter at the Inflatable Water Activity Centre
Father and daughter at the Inflatable Water Activity Centre

We're the Activity Centre That's Not Just for Kids.

We offer a wide range of activities including kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. The Lagoon can create an exciting adventure for adults, schools, youth groups, and birthday parties with its extensive watersports activities.

We aim to make water sports accessible to everyone, whether you are an adult or a child. Our instructors are highly trained and experienced, ensuring that you have a safe and fun time on the water regardless of your skill level.

The lagoon is a perfect location to learn how to paddleboard or kayak. The calm waters and sheltered location provide an ideal setting for beginners or those who just want to relax by the water’s edge and enjoy the scenery.

What Our Visitors Say...
google

Great spot. My 2 boys had a ball. Great facilities, great value. Friendly staff.

tripadvisor

Great craic, I went with my 9 year old son. Wrecked afterwards but definitely worth it. Looking forward to doing it again.

Neil M August 18, 2022
tripadvisor

Really, really enjoyable experience at the Lagoon. Wetsuits and life jackets provided, with both changing rooms and showers (for rinsing off only) available. Staff at reception and on the boat were very friendly and chatty. The course was very fun, and the 45 minute time was

Laura S July 1, 2021
google

Great place during the summer when the water park is there they allso have kenewing peddle boats and paddle surfing and a small shop that sells ice-cream and other stuff.

Ciarán Forsythe October 27, 2020
tripadvisor

The experience was mixed. If you’re fit you’ll get lots from it . Less so if you’re less so. We went with our Autistic son who felt limited in the things he could because the access to certain obstacles involved going through others he couldn’t manage. Other reviewers have

HoweDublin August 1, 2021
tripadvisor

Heading towards the 40s but still love the inflatable water park so much, my teenagers always have a ball too.

Mimi June 26, 2022
tripadvisor

Great time kayaking first then water park we all had fun teens also had a great time just needs a little cleaning around water park some wood and rubbish floating around

ray August 14, 2022
tripadvisor

Greatest 45 min of our holiday, really safe, crazy activity for all the family. You dont need to be a good swimmer its easy to get around

fromire July 15, 2022
google

Fabulous

Dawn Russell August 3, 2021
tripadvisor

My kids and I visited today and had a brilliant time. We tried the kayaks, the pedalboats and finished up on the inflatable water park - it was so much fun! The staff were so friendly and accommodating and the pizza was delicious. A great day out, thanks!!

needanicecuppa June 29, 2022
google

We loved it...well run with friendly helpful staff...change in your cars as changing rooms are limited...

Cheetra Varian July 9, 2020
google

Very nice.

Fernando July 26, 2020
tripadvisor

Kids ages 8-12 enjoyed it, adult thought it was good. The only negative is that groups tend to take over a session too much. There was a group of about 10 teens and our kids couldn’t get on certain things (e.g. rotator) as the group took it over for most of the session. Lifeguard should break this kind of hoarding up. The place is run by very young staff (teens), punctual and polite but I do wonder how they would cope if a serious incident occurred. Overall 4 happy people, but not racing back

H7256JKmaryc August 14, 2022
google

It's ok place

Andrius Mezelis July 20, 2021
google

Absolutely brilliant, kids really enjoyed the kayaking which is really safe. Will be back soon

Cedric H August 8, 2020
google

Great fun all (kids and adults).

Peter O'Higgins July 17, 2020
google

Great fun, great staff.

Avril Kingston August 26, 2019
tripadvisor

Did the waterpark and pedal boat and kayaking - fantastic day out. Even in the rain. Highly recommend.

Conor August 1, 2021
tripadvisor

Had a great time with my kids on the inflatable water park. Staff were helpful and friendly. Change rooms are a little small when everyone is trying to get changed after, but thats a minor complaint. Will definitely go again

philpom July 30, 2022
google

Kids had a ball... Lots or running, swimming & climbing... For the spectators, the coffee was really good

Eoin O'Riordan July 15, 2021
tripadvisor

Took my two grandchildren to The Lagoon today. They had an absolutely great day and are already planning a return trip! The efficiency and friendliness of staff is second to none! Couldn't recommend it enough. Well done everyone!

Kittythehare27 August 1, 2021
tripadvisor

Had a fab time here with my family. Staff were so friendly and helpful and made sure to look after my little girl.

Danielle M August 1, 2021
tripadvisor

Fun facilities and a lovely relaxed atmosphere at the centre. Very friendly staff at the centre base. Aqua park was fun but very daunting. Be prepared for essentially a slippery bouncy castle. Those in charge of the Aquapark we very unhelpful, bordering on rude. Myself and others were the ones pulling the dingy closer to the inflatable to help people on and off while they looked on. No positive interaction, just looked constantly bored by our existence and us possibly being in need of a hand. Nothing to wipe the very many cuts I witnessed on the way back. Those on shore were very helpful. Please remember that it is all of our first time on a wobbly, slippery inflatable in deep water that most of us are only on to keep out children happy. Our old bodies ache. It costs nothing to give us a fake smile and a hand onto wobbly polyethylene. In fact, it would go a really long way. You catch more flies with honey then with vinegar. Still had a great time though!

Martha D August 22, 2022
tripadvisor

This is our second time here at the lagoon , as always a super morning with lots of fun for all the family. Great new addition is the big big big slide!! Staff as always very professional a d extremely helpful We will be back again thanks to all the team at the Lagoon Activity

Paul W August 1, 2021
tripadvisor

Kids loved it definitely will do it again well worth the money, will do kayaking and pedal boats next time make a day of it

Karen B July 1, 2021
google

Great day out for both adults and kids, any foot protection would be welcome, as you wouldn't notice the sore feet during the activity but definitely afterwards lol... ( Well worth it tho ☺️☺️).....

David Crean June 7, 2021
google

Went to the Lagoon Activity Centre today for the first time and we had a ball. Went on the paddle boat and got a kayak each. Everything was very straight forward. Staff were very friendly and extremely helpful and such amazing value. Will definitely come back for some more fun when I come to west cork again.

Melissa Bambury July 18, 2021
tripadvisor

Excellent - would highly recommend. Everything went so smoothly from when we arrived until the end. The kids all had a great time - they varied from 10-14 years of age. We will definitely be back.

EmmaS581 August 2, 2022
tripadvisor

Had a fantastic day out as usual, our annual visit to the lagoon! Changing rooms and toliets spotless, staff amazing and very helpful. We did the waterpark which requires a good level of fitness but thats clearly started in the terms and conditions,very detailed safety talk, lifeguards on the ball as per usual. Overall a fantastic day out , we will most definitely be back, looking forward to next year already. nHighly recommend.

DDM August 20, 2022
tripadvisor

Everything was excellent 👌 I honestly haven't had that much fun in years! It's brilliantly organised and the staff are so nice! Some great memories have been made today. Thank you

Katie stark August 1, 2021
tripadvisor

Book early. Always a hoot. For all ages! I'm early 50s and go with the teenagers every summer. The new pyramid is a testing climb but worth it. I started with this and got the wetting out of the way early on! Could do with clearing out of the pond scum which accumulates in two

JECTHK July 1, 2021
google

It is a very family area for all ages and I really enjoyed my day

Nellie Cohen August 15, 2020
google

Such a fun place with the family and great value

Mark Byrne August 21, 2021
google

Had a fab time here the kayaking was brilliant

Sharron McGee August 4, 2021
tripadvisor

The Lagoon Activity centre was extremely well runnIt is great fun for the family, from 8 years plus!nHighly recommend it, cant wait to go back

Susan S August 31, 2022
tripadvisor

We took the trip from Cork City to The Lagoon Activity Centre for the day and it did not disappoint. We had an 8 year old with us and he really enjoyed the water park, as did we it is really great for all ages. Wetsuits and life jackets were provided and there was lovely hot

Nuala R August 1, 2021
tripadvisor

Great morning on the inflatables with 2 adults and 3 kids. Very well organised, friendly staff and good value in the cafe. Would highly recommend this activity, we all had great fun.

DBurke August 1, 2021
google

Went here today did kayaking and the water park.. We had a great time loved every minute of it the water park is a great experience, great for kids and adults.. Definitely will be returning before school starts. Staff very friendly which is a plus.

Monica R July 28, 2020
google

Water park is great fun! Friendly helpful staff. Warm showers!

Aaron Grunewald July 14, 2020
tripadvisor

Had an amazing day at The Lagoon in Rosscarbery yesterday. We had 13 kids varying in ages from 8-18. They all had an absolute ball. So we’ll organises and safe. All of the employees, lifeguards etc were extremely helpful and great wit the kids. We will be back

Sandra O July 1, 2021
tripadvisor

Staff were so helpful and friendly. Boys were aged between 9 and 11 years in our group. They truly enjoyed every minute. Only complaint they had was they wanted more time for their session. Highly recommended!!!

Brigid hartnett August 1, 2021
google

Staff very friendly , quaint , little coffee shop , 2 toilets a selection of water sports

amelia norman July 10, 2021
tripadvisor

Absolutely enjoyed this activity centre, it's even great for those people who have a fear of water or can't swim, cos the water is only 3ft deep. So safe enough. Definitely go on this again, loads of fun to be had, in good weather and bad. Brilliant fun

Maureen Clarke July 1, 2021
google

Great fun

Aoife O sullivan September 23, 2020
google

Lovely place

Paddy Connolly August 22, 2020
google

Great place. Very well run and very safe. A must visit if in west Cork.

Liam O'Grady August 27, 2021
tripadvisor

I would likely recommend The Lagoon Activity Centre. The family really enjoyed the Total Wipeout style course. They were all smiley and tired afterwards. The coffee was good and the place is very well run and easy to navigate. It is a must see and do in West Cork!

rameire August 5, 2022
google

It's brilliant but changing rooms are small.

Elbin C Joseph June 26, 2021
tripadvisor

3 kids from 8 to 11 had a brilliant time on the waterpark activity whilst mammy and 2 small ones had some ice cream and enjoyed the good weather 😀

Stacy August 1, 2021
google

Very friendly and helpful staff. Everything very clean. We were very well supervised while in the water park and hence had lots of fun. Thanks to all the staff

Directions

How To Get Here

Ideally located in Rosscarbery, Co. Cork, you can reach the Lagoon Activity Centre in just over an hour by car if you’re coming from Cork City (2 hours from Limerick, and just over an hour and a half on the 230 bus that departs from St.Patricks Quay, Cork City).  

Water Activity Centre FAQs

Yes, school tours are welcome at The Lagoon Activity Centre. We offer customised packages for school groups to ensure a fun and safe experience. For more information or to book a school tour, please visit our School Tours Page. 

Bags can be left in changing rooms, or in your car. You can then leave car keys at the safety deposit box at the ticket desk. We do not provide lockers. 

Yes, we have changing rooms, toilets, and hot showers.   

Yes and were proud of our ecology! The Lagoon is home to sea snails and worms, krill, shrimp, crab, pollock, mullet, silver eel, sand fish, rock fish, and bass.    

When visiting The Lagoon Activity Centre please bring swimwear, a towel, sunscreen, and any other personal items you may need. Safety equipment like life jackets and wetsuits will be provided for water activities. 

We recommend that participants have a moderate level of swimming and fitness. 

You can still take part in most activities in the rain. After all, its a water activity centre so youre going to get wet anyway!   

Children must be eight years old and over to go on the water park. Under 12s must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or participating adult aged 18 and over. 

You’re spoiled for choice! Kayaking, paddleboarding, pedal boats, and access to the water park are available on site, where you can tackle the obstacle course compete with slides, trampolines and climbing walls] 

The Lagoon Activity Centre is open from May to September, giving visitors ample opportunities to enjoy the facilities during the summer months. For specific opening hours, please visit our Opening Times Page. 

8) Water Sports in Ireland – How far is The Lagoon Activity Centre from my base? 

  • Cork to Rosscarbery: 1 hour by car (70 km) 
  • Dublin to Rosscarbery: 3 hours by car (220 km) 
  • Limerick to Rosscarbery: 2 hours by car (140 km) 
  • Galway to Rosscarbery:  3.5 hours by car (240 km) 
  • Waterford to Rosscarbery: 2.5 hours by car (170 km) 

The water in The Lagoon is an average of 3 feet deep. This varies from 3 feet in most of the water activity centre, to 6 meters at the waterpark. 

Yes, The Lagoon Activity Centre is located amongst some of the finest scenery the country has to offer, here in Rosscarbery, West Cork. The Lagoon is the premier destination for water activities in Ireland with a host of different water sports catering to all skill levels and interests. 

Prices do vary depending on the type of activity and the time spent – For example the Water Park can be visited for as little as €18, while you can rent a pedal boat or canoe for only €9, plenty of options! 

The Lagoon Activity Centre offers a range of outdoor activities suitable for all ages, including kayaking, paddleboarding, pedal boats and the water park. Want to find out more?  Visit our Water Activities Page.