SUMMER SUP & KAYAK - Crookhaven, West Cork.

Our school is based on the beautiful beaches of Cockleshell and Gallycove –
both perfect for stand up paddle boarding and kayaking as they are sheltered and safe.

What we Offer

  • Stunning Location !

    Crookhaven Harbour is a safe and idyllic location for Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Kayaking. Whether you're new to Paddle Boarding and Kayaking or not, you will make wonderful memories in our beautiful surroundings.

  • SUP or Kayak !

    We offer Stand Up Paddle Boarding & Kayaking lessons, rentals, tours and summer camps, using the best quality equipment and trained instructors.

  • How many people ?

    We can take up to 8 people paddle boarding and up to 16 on sit on top kayaks per session. Booking is essential.

  • Safety is our priority !

    We are a registered training school with the Academy of Surfing International. This means that all our SUP instructors are qualified trainers. In addition, all our instructors are also qualified beach lifeguards.

Crookhaven - How to Book

As with all water sports, we are very affected by the weather – and we don’t mean rain! We mean wind and wind direction. Strong winds and unsuitable wind direction can force us to close the school some days for safety reasons.

So, we always advise everyone to call Muirti on 086 2597688 prior to booking online and he will check the weather forecast and recommend the best possible days to be on the water, to make the most out of your time with us. We will try our very best to facilitate you.

We are open from Sunrise to Sunset from the May Bank Holiday weekend right through to September and we have organised sessions throughout the day, We will help you choose the best time based on the weather for the days you are staying in the area.

Whales, Dolphins and Seals are plentiful - and there are nooks and crooks everywhere! - so loads to explore and see on your adventure with us.

Our Location:

At the junction for Mizen Head and Barleycove Caravan Park, turn left towards Crookhaven. We are located just a couple of hundred meters further along this road on the left hand side. Our trailer is on a little green area in between both Cockleshell and Galleycove Beaches. We are on the Cockleshell Beach side of the road.

There is car parking available but gets very busy in the height of the summer, so give yourself extra time.

There is a Leave No Trace system in place on the beaches so please take home any rubbish and belongings you bring with you. Leave No Trace is very important to us so we thank you in advance for taking part.



  • Places to eat and drink nearby:

    • O Sullivans Bar
    • Nottages restaurant and bar
    • Crookhaven Inn
    • Barleycove Hotel
    • Lilys Food truck

  • Other activities in the area include:

    • Barleycove Surf School
    • Goleen harbour bike hire and kayaking
    • Crookhaven harbour sailing club

  • Places to stay:

    • Barleycove holiday park
    • Gallycove house
    • Goleen Harbour
    • Barleycove Hotel
    • The Herons Cove
    • Plenty of BnB options locally