Kayaking

perfect for Exercise or relax
in West Cork
Try something new

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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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
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Kids loved it!

Garry Helen July 14, 2021
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Great experience , staff very helpful , equipment great , cafe with hot food for after to warm up , toilets and showers on site

Amelia Norman July 10, 2021
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Very nice.

Fernando July 26, 2020
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Fantastic atmosphere, with excellent staff👌

Carmel Dowdall June 6, 2021
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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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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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Fantastic day out. Paul is a great guy and really knows his stuff! Can't wait to go back soon.

Dee Murf May 14, 2016
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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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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
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We had an awesome day here! Great set up, lovely friendly staff and yummy snacks. It is in such a beautiful location. I'm not sure who had more fun me or my 5 year old. We will definitely be back.

Léan Nic Unfraidh August 24, 2018
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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 all (kids and adults).

Peter O'Higgins July 17, 2020
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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
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Pure fun, great staff, fab setting, great value

Fiona O Mahony August 20, 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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Great fun for all the family, staff excellent and facilities, well worth a visit. Will definitely be back

Grainnemadde July 3, 2022
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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
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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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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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Do not recommend. Staff are unfriendly and woman at entrance today was very rude and unhelpful. Water is also dirty and unclean. It still has to be said that me and my kids did enjoy the water park once we were on it.

Edith John July 28, 2022
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Kids and hubbie had a ball. Wetsuits optional, all wore life jackets and everyone seemed to enjoy. A little boat brings you from the pier to the feature in the lagoon. Life guard supervised also. Great spot. Would return

BernieP13 August 12, 2022
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Great place for all the family.

Paul Kelleher August 15, 2021
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Loved it big time. Must do experience of county cork, right after the butter factory.

Thomas McArdle May 23, 2022
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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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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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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
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This activity centre is so much fun, and easy to find in Roscarbery! The staff were wonderful and friendly. Life jackets are supplied, and wetsuits are available if you need them. There are showers and restrooms available, and food to purchase also. The Lagoon Activity Centre is a great laugh. It's a bit on the slippy side, so be prepared to fall into the water if you're walking or running too fast! The water is salty, and while it's around 3ft deep in some places, it's much deeper in other parts. You can also hire out peddle boats, stand up paddle boards and kayaks also. A great activity centre for both adults and kids! 5 out of 5!!

Jenny Clancy July 23, 2021
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Lovely place

Paddy Connolly August 22, 2020
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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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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
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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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Water park is great fun! Friendly helpful staff. Warm showers!

Aaron Grunewald July 14, 2020
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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
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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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A win win for parents and teenagers … Having two teenagers who are reluctant to go on holidays with their parents is a challenge but we could not recommend the Lagoon Activity Centre more - 1st day did water park and we were back a second day to race parents in kayaks across the

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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
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Absolutely blown away by my experience at the Lagoon. Staff were exceptional and went above and beyond my expectations. The lads doing the lifejackets and wetsuits were so friendly and professional. The waterpark itself was great craic and all my group had a ball. The whole set

Caolan Moloney August 1, 2021
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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 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
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absolutely brilliant day. myself my partner and 2 kids age 10 and 13 were here yday and had an absolute ball. staff were so nice and friendly. everything was explained so everyone was safe. we were absolutely wrecked last night which was all signs of a good day. plenty of exercise got. would definitely recommended. I just didn't like how salty the water was which I ended up in more than on the obstacle course ha 🙃

Rhea O Connor August 28, 2022
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It is a very family area for all ages and I really enjoyed my day

Nellie Cohen August 15, 2020
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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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Staff very friendly , quaint , little coffee shop , 2 toilets a selection of water sports

amelia norman July 10, 2021
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We had such a great day at the Lagoon Activity centre, would highly recommend for young and old!!!. Fantastic set up, amazing coffee and Pizza to keep the energy levels up also. We will definitely be back. thanks again Paul and team.

Anne Moloney July 23, 2022
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Did the waterpark and pedal boat and kayaking - fantastic day out. Even in the rain. Highly recommend.

Conor August 1, 2021
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had a fantastic time at the lagoon my kids can't wait to go back 😀

Joanne Spriggs June 30, 2019
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great for all the family.

Gill Ann August 1, 2019
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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 fun, great staff.

Avril Kingston August 26, 2019

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