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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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
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A fantastic family day out. Great fun had by all and the staff so friendly and helpful. Highly recommend a visit.

John Mc Givney July 29, 2020
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Great activity centre with lovely, friendly and enthusiastic staff !

Gráinne Corbett August 12, 2017
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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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Great place for all the family.

Paul Kelleher August 15, 2021
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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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We visited today, amazing place, staff were so helpful. Well done to everyone. 5 stars👏

Siobhan O'Regan July 26, 2019
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what a fantastic day out for all the family can't wait to return and lovely friendly staff

Lorenza Aherne July 20, 2020
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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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Fabulous

Dawn Russell August 3, 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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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
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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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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
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It's brilliant but changing rooms are small.

Elbin C Joseph June 26, 2021
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Absolutely brilliant, kids really enjoyed the kayaking which is really safe. Will be back soon

Cedric H August 8, 2020
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Great place. Really enjoyed Kayaking.

John Mollaghan August 2, 2020
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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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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 a great time at water park well worth it and the staff were brilliant 😊

Michelle Pheur August 18, 2020
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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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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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Great fun all (kids and adults).

Peter O'Higgins July 17, 2020
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Water park is great fun! Friendly helpful staff. Warm showers!

Aaron Grunewald July 14, 2020
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Well worth a visit to this fab spot. Great way to pass a couple of hours. Lovely coffee and homemade ice cream too and good rates for the boats.

Martin Kelleher June 11, 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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Brilliant

Sean Geary August 13, 2021
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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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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

Aoife O sullivan September 23, 2020
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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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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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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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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 fun, great staff.

Avril Kingston August 26, 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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It's brilliant but changing rooms are small.

Elbin C Joseph June 26, 2021
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Lovely place

Paddy Connolly August 22, 2020
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Must try sometime in the future

Rebecca Chen June 30, 2018
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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 value great fun kids had a ball

Tracy Dodd August 12, 2021
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Very well run adventure park.Theres a pretty big inflatable park with water slides, trampoline & obstacles which you get to by speed boat & overseen by lifeguards.There are also peddle boats,kayaking & paddle boards for hire.It has a small shop for drinks & sweets & they make homemade pizzas as well.Good COVID19 measures here & the toilets are spotless.There are a few benches outside & it's great for a picnic in the good weather.

Jim Quinm August 17, 2020
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We have just spent the most fantastic morning at the Lagoon , first did some kayaking and then on to the inflatables , my 11 year old had a ball . Would def recommend here if you are doing a staycation in cork . Very well organised , and the great thing is the weather doesn’t matter . 👍

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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
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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

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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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Kids had a great day out here well worth every penny n kayaking will be back again thsnks

Trisha Odwyer July 18, 2020
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It's ok place

Andrius Mezelis July 20, 2021
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Absolutely fantastic place well worth a visit

John Barrett August 1, 2020
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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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