Rhoscolyn is a great venue for kayaking at all levels with classic sea-touring, overfalls, surf, and daily moving water at the Inland Sea inlet/outlets (Stanley Embankment and Four Mile Bridge). The coastline is stunning, and attracts international visitors on a regular basis. There are caves, inlets, coves and beautiful beaches. There is plenty to see, with stunning rock scenery and seals and sea-birds in profusion on the outlying stacks and islands. Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula provide a wonderful mountain backdrop to many of the trips.

Borthwen, Rhoscolyn Bay, is an excellent put-in. The bay is safe and sheltered making it ideal for supervised introductory groups. Further up the coast the cliffs get bigger and the trips more committing with the classic Stacks and Skerries trips that continue to inspire and intimidate. There are all levels of sea-trips, from short days to multi-day camping journeys circumnavigating the island.

General purpose Kayaks and sit-on ‘Ocean Kayaks’ are available to hire from Andy at the centre, e-mail andy@outdooralternative.co.uk for more information.

Our thanks to Rob Cunliffe for some of the sea kayaking photos shown on the site.