Louisburgh is Westport’s secret west, where all the beautiful beaches are, with stunning and extraordinary scenery, boosting spectacular views of Croagh Patrick. Old Head Beach and pier is a very safe and idyllic location for Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Kayaking and is known locally as a family beach, safe for swimming, pier jumping, walks in the woods. Whether you’re new to Paddle Boarding and Kayaking or not, you will make wonderful memories in our beautiful surroundings.
This can be a 60min or 90min rental. Kayak rental includes a kayak, paddle, buoyancy aid & wetsuit. Everything you need! When you come for a rental, we have some on-land instructions to help you get going. And set you off in a designated safe area where we will keep a watchful eye. We have both single and double kayaks available
Who is it for?
Kayaking is safe for all ages and all abilities. With children under 10 we require a parent to be on the water with them. All necessary equipment is provided. No experience is necessary for this kayak session. We will run through the basics before you take to the water. They are very easy to paddle. We will also give you a designated area to remain with and a qualified instructor will keep an eye on you from a short distance.
What Is a Kayak rental like?
- Please arrive a few minutes before your rental starts to get checked in and changed to go on the water.
- Your instructor will start with a dry land coaching session where they explain basic techniques and everything you need to know to get going on the kayak before you go hit the water to put theory into practice on the water.
- Your instructor will give you a designated area to enjoy everything you have learned.
- Your instructor will give you a designated safe zone so that we can keep an eye on you and ensure you are safe and have the best time.
What to Expect
Land coachIng session
stand up paddle boarding techniques
Instructor for 1 Hour
Safety and self-rescue technIques
Adventure Is out there, you just need to kayak to it
Session start times are: 09.00, 11.00, 13.00, 15.00, 17.00, 19.00
Both learner sessions and rentals all start at these times only.
We ask you to arrive 15 – 20min prior to the start time to change and prep so that we are on the water for the time stated.
All you need to bring is swim togs and towels, We recommend shorts and t shirts on the water but have wetsuit’s for you if required. Everyone wears a buoyancy aid. Card and cash payments are welcome at the beach, although our remote locations sometimes means reception is non-existent, so please plan ahead.