Kayak hire

Discovery Surf School's shops at Bigbury on-Sea and Challaborough Bay both have single and double kayaks for Hire. Unfortunately we do not offer kayak tours or lessons, but it's pretty easy to pick up and safe to do as long as the conditions are calm. The coastline around the bay is perfect for exploring on a kayak and it's a great way to get out on the water with your family.

The area in between the island and the beach is really sheltered from swell and wind so we recommend that you kayak here. Only on really calm days can you paddle around the island. 

When hiring out equipment, we ask that you leave a deposit with us (preferably a form of photo ID like a driving licence) so we can keep track of your hire. 

Your own kayak adventure

Grab a picnic and head out. We provide buoyancy aids included in the price and you can hire wetsuits if you need to, but on hot, sunny days clothes or swimmers are just fine.

Hire prices
Single Kayak

(Includes buoyancy aid)

1 hour: £20

2 hours: £30

3 hours: £35

Day: £45

Double Kayak

(Includes buoyancy aid)

1 hour: £30

2 hours: £40

3 hours: £50

Day: £60

Beach hire

We appreciate that the walk from the car park to the beach with a kayak can be hard work so during the main school summer holidays when the weather is nice, you will often find us opening our hire station down on the Causeway side of the beach. From here you can hire out SUPs, single and double kayaks and bodyboards. Payments on the beach are cash only, but we are happy to reserve your hire whilst you go and pay by card in the shop.

Here is the first cove behind Burgh Island. You can explore here when hiring out equipment.