Kayaking

perfect for Exercise or relax
in West Cork
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Kayaking for everyone!

Kayak is the most convenient and cost-effective way to explore the rivers and lakes around you. Easy to transport and launch, kayaking is perfect for exploring those warm summer days at our local reservoirs, lakes, and coastlines. Kayaking can bring you closer to nature than any other type of boat or watercraft, whether you’re cruising serene streams to seek out wildlife, or making your way up a rushing river for an exhilarating ride through whitewater rapids.

The great thing about kayaking in West Cork is that it’s so easy to get started. You don’t need a lot of equipment, and there’s no special license or training needed. Nothing can compare to paddling through rivers and lakes and exploring nature from a whole new angle.

Kayaking is a great way to explore the beautiful waters around West Cork without having to go far from shore. Our kayak rentals allow you to explore the lagoon at your own pace for 30-60 minutes. We’ll supply all the equipment you need and give you a safety briefing, so you know what to do and where to go.

Young people kayaking in the Lagoon activity Centre
Two people kayaking in the Rosscarbery's Lagoon

We Offer Kayaking Rentals!

When you’re at the Rosscarbery Lagoon, you’re never more than a few steps from the water. So, what are you waiting for? Grab a kayak and take off!

If you’re in the mood for a little adventure and want to get out on the water, we have just what you need. Our kayaking rentals are perfect for anyone looking for a fun way to spend some time on the water. We offer single kayaks and double kayaks/canadian canoes.

Kayaking is the perfect way to spend a day in the sun with your friends, family, or loved ones. Our kayaks are designed for comfort and safety, so you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of our lake without worrying about getting into trouble. We have a variety of models available for rental, so there’s something for everyone!

Our kayaks are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis, and we recommend you reserve them in advance to make sure they are available when you arrive. We have single kayaks and double kayaks, so whether you’re looking for a quick spin or want to go out with your friends, you can do it all here.

What our visitors say...
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Great place for all the family.

Paul Kelleher August 15, 2021
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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
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A really great thing to do with children of all ages!! Tired arms today but such good fun! nWell organised and safe out with lifejackets. They provide wetsuits if needed. nDefinitely recommend

DayTrip328571 August 1, 2022
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Great times to be had. Myself and my son even went out in the pouring rain, but bring a wetsuit. We laughed so much. Thanks to all at the lagoon activity centre. Lovely staff.

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Staff were great very accommodating, brilliant day had by all will definitely be back.

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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
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Fabulous spot in wet or beautiful weather ! My kids and friends had a ball here ! Well worth a visit great value!

Miriam Collins August 21, 2019
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fantastic play to intertain kids small n big

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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
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Fun day out and great for family time! The water surprisingly not even really cold maybe due to the shallow water. Fun for all ages

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It's ok place

Andrius Mezelis July 20, 2021
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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
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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
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Awesome experience and so much fun. Not too easy and not too hard. Great time and would defo do again.

Chris Stokes July 19, 2021
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Great activity centre with lovely, friendly and enthusiastic staff !

Gráinne Corbett August 12, 2017
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A brilliant spot. The kids were so safe and really enjoyed their time. Can't wait to go back again

Donna O'Brien July 23, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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Brilliant

Sean Geary August 13, 2021
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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
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We had a great experience in The Lagoon today and can't wait to return.

Louise O'Leary June 10, 2018
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We had a great time here this weekend. My eldest happily went out kayaking and enjoyed the large open space. The rest of us did the water park which had so much to do and was really fun.

michellecollins02 August 1, 2021
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What a brilliant place to visit highly recommend you pay The Lagoon a visit was there today with Greenmount Summer Scheme fantastic fun had by all the children and leaders thank you Paul will definitely be back next year

Anne Falvey July 29, 2015
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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
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So much fun, staff were brilliant and great value for money. Would definitely recommend this for a family activity……..

Nomad151967 August 7, 2022
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A group of 17 of us had a fantastic trip to the lagoon today from adults to age 8. So much fun for everyone, the staff were incredible and friendly. Highly recommend a visit, well worth the trip !

Ciarán W August 7, 2022
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Great fun, well run and very safe! Staff were very friendly. Facilities were good also. Even a picnic area and some crepes etc available there.

Dave C July 29, 2022
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Very nice staff were very nice

Marcus Finn July 16, 2021
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Kids had a ball... Lots or running, swimming & climbing... For the spectators, the coffee was really good

Eoin O'Riordan July 15, 2021
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Fun afternoon for all. Staff were friendly and helpful. Lovely atmosphere and buzz around the centre. Hope to go again next summer.

Maeve C August 1, 2021
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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
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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
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Great place. Very well run and very safe. A must visit if in west Cork.

Liam O'Grady August 27, 2021
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Bussin

creevycreeper July 31, 2021
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Access to safe water, excellent coffee and great for model yacht racing!!

Johneric Leach June 24, 2019
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Great place. Really enjoyed Kayaking.

John Mollaghan August 2, 2020
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fantastic spot to take the family. staff are really friendly and helpful.the kids loved it.

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Great fun

Aoife O sullivan September 23, 2020
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Thank you for a fantastic afternoon of activities from all in Greenmount Summer Scheme .

Liz Moloney July 29, 2015
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Great fun all (kids and adults).

Peter O'Higgins July 17, 2020
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Attended the floating water park, great fun family event. Note, the water is not clean, make sure not to swallow! Staff very pleasant.

Barbara July 1, 2021
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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
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great value great fun kids had a ball

Tracy Dodd August 12, 2021
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Fabulous

Dawn Russell August 3, 2021
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Our teenage son did this on his own and loved it. Well worth the money. We had great fun laughing when he fell in. I think 45 minutes is perfect. He was wrecked after it!😂

Petrice S August 1, 2021
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Great family day out. The centre is run very well. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. We've done a few of these water activities and this one is by far out favourite. You take a short boat ride out to it which was very exciting for the kids also. Toilet facilities are very clean and plenty of hand sanitizer. The whole experience from start to finish was fantastic. We'll definitely be returning. Would highly recommend. Our kids are 13 and 11.

Lorraine O Flynn July 21, 2020
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Absolutely Amazing Day had at The Lagoon!! The rain did not matter in fact the kids said it made the water park more Fun!! All the staff were so so friendly and helpful. Thanks to all the staff and Pizzas were wow!! We’ll be back!!

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Excellent choice of activities for all ages and abilities- great fun for all the family. This is our 5th year to holiday in Rosscarbery and always come back to the lagoon for more. The water park is a huge addition & great craic in all weather!

Deirdre Whelan July 19, 2019
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This was such a fun day out for adults AND kids. We kayaked, SUPd, and went on the activity park. They have a great set up, and great staff

missdaraq August 6, 2022

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