Kayak Tours


Surfside Kayak Hire is the number one guided sea kayak tour company and longest established in North Devon. We have been offering fully escorted guided kayak tours of Combe Martin Bay and beyond since 2008. All Surfside kayak guides are British Canoeing fully qualified paddle sport leaders, all hold First Aid certificates and are fully insured. With over 30 years of kayaking and adventure sports experience.

We have been taking customers out on guided kayak tours longer than anyone else in the area and we know what makes a great sea kayak tour. There is a guided kayak tour to suit everyone whether you are an expert paddler or total novice. Take a look at the tours we run on Our Tours page.

What can you expect to see?

On our two-hour tours, expect to see explore the stunning scenery and coastline of Combe Martin Bay and Exmoor National Park, viewing the Hangman hills the highest sea cliffs in mainland Britain along the way.

You will get to visit small secluded beaches, coves, secret inlets, and hidden caves many of which can only be reached by kayak. You will have photographs taken by your guide and emailed to you free of charge. Take a look at our Kayak Tours Gallery for a taste of what to expect! 

There is ample time to look out for the local wildlife including various seabirds such as fulmars, oystercatchers and cormorants. There are peregrine falcons nesting in the sea cliffs and in the water we have regular sightings of dolphins, porpoise, sunfish, and seals. Take a look at our Wildlife Gallery to see some of the visitors that we can often see in the bay!

Before you set off on your tour

Before your kayak tour starts you will arrive at the Surfside Kayak Hire shop in Combe Martin, where you will be shown into our adjacent indoor heated changing facility, here you will be fitted with your wetsuit and buoyancy aid. From there it is a 2-minute walk to the beach where your kayaks will be ready and waiting for you. After a short safety brief and introduction to the kayak, you will then set off on your tour. Take a look at our FAQ’s page for more information and to hopefully answer any questions you may have.

Get in touch 

Surfside tour guides are all experienced full-time kayakers and are there to ensure your safety and enjoyment. Our kayak tours are extremely popular and booking is advised. Please let us know your requirements and we will do our best to deliver the ultimate sea kayaking adventure for you. If you would like to speak to a member of our team then please call us on 01271 883220. 

kayaking along Exmoor coastline
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