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Best sea kayaking holidays & experiences in Europe

Explore the coastline and beyond!

Kayaks were invented 4000 years ago by indigenous Ainu, Aleut and Eskimo people, who used these tiny vessels to hunt on inland lakes, rivers and coastal waters. Nowadays, the use of kayaks has extended all around the globe, as they procure an amazingly simple and exhilarating way of connecting with nature.

Their extremely small draft allows you to go almost everywhere you want. The feeling of closeness to the water grants an amazing sensation of riding the waves. Due to kayaks’ silence and small size, animals do not easily notice them. Their low disturbance is what makes them an extraordinary vehicle to explore the coastline - especially in marine protected areas - giving you the possibility to interact with marine wildlife in a respectful, non-invasive way.  

Al along Wildsea Europe’s destinations you find an amazing offer of sea kayaking activities that will grant you the opportunity to explore beautiful marine landscapes and to reach unspoiled beaches, cliffs and caves or simply give you a new perspective of the coastline. Whether you are looking for a short excursion to light up your day at the beach or for a more intensive journey, browse through our catalogue to find some of the best kayaking experiences in Europe!

Discover the best marine wildlife destinations in Europe

Arranmore Island

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Arranmore Island

Sliabh Liag

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Sliabh Liag

Pednathise Head

UK Cornwall Isles of Scilly Pednathise Head

Causeway Coast

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens Causeway Coast

Malin Head

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Malin Head

Liguria

Italy Liguria

Pedra da Nau

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Pedra da Nau

Cita Wreckage

UK Cornwall Isles of Scilly Cita Wreckage

Basque Country

Spain Basque Country

Ponta de Rana

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Ponta de Rana

Illa de Rua

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Illa de Rua

Istria

Croatia Istria

Pula & Medulin

Croatia Istria Pula & Medulin

Punta Socastro

Spain Galicia Mariña Lucense Punta Socastro

South Wales

UK Wales South Wales

Newquay

UK Cornwall North coast Newquay

West Wales

UK Wales West Wales

Mulroy Bay

Ireland County Donegal Fanad Peninsula Mulroy Bay

Illa de Salvora

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Illa de Salvora

Svealand

Sweden Svealand

Ballycastle and Rathlin

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens Ballycastle and Rathlin

Algarve

Portugal Algarve

Hemptons Turbot Bank

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Hemptons Turbot Bank

Grianan of Aileach

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Grianan of Aileach

Central Wales

UK Wales Central Wales

Lisbon region

Portugal Lisbon region

Manacles Reef

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area Manacles Reef

The Quies

UK Cornwall North coast Newquay The Quies

Norrland

Sweden Norrland

Inishtrahull Island

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Inishtrahull Island

Labin & Rabac

Croatia Istria Labin & Rabac

Malin Beg

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay Malin Beg

HMS Scylla

UK Cornwall South East Cornwall HMS Scylla

Farol da Guia

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Farol da Guia

Jardim das Gorgonias

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Jardim das Gorgonias

El Cabron

Spain Canary Islands Gran Canaria El Cabron

SS Hildebrand

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais SS Hildebrand

Costa Daurada

Spain Catalonia Costa Daurada

Pedra da Âncora

Portugal Algarve Portimao Pedra da Âncora

The Syracusa

UK Cornwall North coast Newquay The Syracusa

Umag & Novigrad

Croatia Istria Umag & Novigrad

Götaland

Sweden Götaland

Illa Coelleira

Spain Galicia Mariña Lucense Illa Coelleira

Delta de l'Ebre Natural Park

Spain Catalonia Terres de l'Ebre Delta de l'Ebre Natural Park

Pedra do Mariano

Portugal Algarve Portimao Pedra do Mariano

Porec

Croatia Istria Porec

Tory Island

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Tory Island

Lobeira Islands

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Lobeira Islands

Castle Beach and Silversteps

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area Castle Beach and Silversteps

Tixoso

Spain Galicia Mariña Lucense Tixoso

River Gurara - Popa

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra River Gurara - Popa

Portofino

Italy Liguria Genoa Portofino

Owey Island

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Owey Island

Pedra do Leao

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Pedra do Leao

Trawbreaga Bay

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Trawbreaga Bay

Tossa de Mar

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava Tossa de Mar

Lanzarote

Spain Canary Islands Lanzarote

Cap de Creus

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava Cap de Creus

Falmouth Area

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area

Spiros

Portugal Algarve Portimao Spiros

Torre de Hercules - Punta Herminia

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Torre de Hercules - Punta Herminia

Lough Swilly

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Lough Swilly

Talland Bay

UK Cornwall South East Cornwall Talland Bay

Gemeos Grandes

Portugal Algarve Portimao Gemeos Grandes

Catalonia

Spain Catalonia

Cabo Raso

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Cabo Raso

Gobbins and Larne

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens Gobbins and Larne

Fanad Head

Ireland County Donegal Fanad Peninsula Fanad Head

Cornwall

UK Cornwall

Praia da Duquesa

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Praia da Duquesa

El Palmar

Spain Andalusia Cadiz El Palmar

Parque das Gorgonias

Portugal Algarve Portimao Parque das Gorgonias

The Glens of Antrim

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens The Glens of Antrim

Porth Rock Reef

UK Cornwall North coast Newquay Porth Rock Reef

Porto Santo

Portugal Madeira Islands Porto Santo

Costa Barcelona

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona

Brijuni National Park

Croatia Istria Brijuni National Park

Bota de Fora

Portugal Algarve Portimao Bota de Fora

Barcelona

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Barcelona

Cinque Terre

Italy Liguria Genoa Cinque Terre

Madeira

Portugal Madeira Islands Madeira

Aries Shipwreck

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Aries Shipwreck

Highlands

UK Scotland Highlands

North Inishowen

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen North Inishowen

Rovinj

Croatia Istria Rovinj

Hatt Rock

UK Cornwall South East Cornwall Hatt Rock

Delta del Llobregat Natural Park

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Delta del Llobregat Natural Park

St John's Point

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay St John's Point

El Hierro

Spain Canary Islands El Hierro

Garraf Natural Park

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Garraf Natural Park

Pedras de Portimao

Portugal Algarve Portimao Pedras de Portimao

County Donegal

Ireland County Donegal

Illas Sisargas

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Illas Sisargas

Ponta da Passagem

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Ponta da Passagem

Gemeos Pequenos

Portugal Algarve Portimao Gemeos Pequenos

Aiguamolls de l'Empordà

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava Aiguamolls de l'Empordà

Las Raras

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Las Raras

North Wales

UK Wales North Wales

La Palma

Spain Canary Islands La Palma

La Gomera

Spain Canary Islands La Gomera

Gran Canaria

Spain Canary Islands Gran Canaria

Tarifa

Spain Andalusia Cadiz Tarifa

Blasket Islands

Ireland County Kerry Blasket Islands

Forte da Baralha

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Forte da Baralha

Illa de Ons

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Illa de Ons

Gilstone Reef

UK Cornwall Isles of Scilly Gilstone Reef

Vrsar & Vuntana

Croatia Istria Vrsar & Vuntana

Inishowen

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen

Tenerife

Spain Canary Islands Tenerife

Portnoo

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay Portnoo

Fuerteventura

Spain Canary Islands Fuerteventura

County Sligo

Ireland County Sligo

Dragonera Island

Spain Balearic Islands Majorca Dragonera Island

Pedra do Meio

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Pedra do Meio

Jardim dos Nudibrânquios

Portugal Algarve Portimao Jardim dos Nudibrânquios

Cape Kamenjak

Croatia Istria Cape Kamenjak

Kornati National Park

Croatia Sibenik-Knin Kornati National Park

Baia da Armacao

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Baia da Armacao

Costa Brava

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava

Krka National Park

Croatia Sibenik-Knin Krka National Park

Jardim do Vau

Portugal Algarve Portimao Jardim do Vau

The Volnay

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area The Volnay

Portnablagh Beach

Ireland County Donegal Fanad Peninsula Portnablagh Beach

Skye and Lochalsh

UK Scotland Highlands Skye and Lochalsh

El Montgrí, Illes Medes i Baix Ter Natural Park

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava El Montgrí, Illes Medes i Baix Ter Natural Park

Teelin

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay Teelin

Underwater Canyons of Maresme

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Underwater Canyons of Maresme

Causeway Coast & Glens

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens