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Sea kayaking with Jurassic Paddle Sports

  • by JW

“splashing back in time”


Last month, the Guardian looked at “10 of the UK’s best places for fun on the water, chosen by readers” – and one of them was a Sidmouth outfit:


Jurassic paddling, south Devon

The quaint, Regency town of Sidmouth provides a pretty window into a chocolate-box past. But hire a kayak or SUP from Jurassic Paddle Sports (based on the beach) and you can splash even further back in time along the Jurassic coast. Guy and the team gave me and my siblings directions to the enormous sea stacks of Ladram Bay, with lush cliffside greenery creating an absolutely epic, prehistoric scene. Be warned – it’s a couple of hours’ sea kayaking there and back, so consider booking a guide unless you’re experienced and completely confident on the water.

Single kayak hire £14 an hour

Tom Sillars

10 of the UK’s best places for fun on the water, chosen by readers | United Kingdom holidays | The Guardian


With generally excellent reviews:

Jurassic Paddle Sports (Sidmouth) – 2021 All You Need to Know Before You Go (with Photos) – Sidmouth, UK | Tripadvisor


Plus a meal-deal with Duke’s further down the esplanade:

Dukes Seaside Inn, Sidmouth – A modern seaside inn with sea-facing rooms, award winning food & drink


JPS can be found here:

Jurassic Paddle Sports | Facebook

Paddleboard / Kayak / Surfboard hire in Sidmouth, Devon

JurassicPaddleSports (@JurassicPaddles) / Twitter


They are now on a much better footing than a couple of years ago:

How uncertain is the future of Jurassic Paddle Sports? – Vision Group for Sidmouth