Susie Gillespie



Broadsands beach torbay sea kayaking holidaysJoin David and Susie on a Guided Sea Kayaking holiday along the coastline and river estuaries of South Devon UK. Stay with them in their Barn House and Farm House and discover the hidden coves, cut off beaches and natural world here in South Devon.

Join us on a Sea Kayaking Holiday.

5 Day and weekend short break holidays

No previous experience needed.

All equipment and coaching provided.

Stay with us in our Barn House and Farm House Accommodation


Lunch stopSea Kayaking allows you to move silently through nature experiencing the wildlife close up and undisturbed while exploring the hidden coves, cut-off beaches, remote inlets and caves you can only discover from the water.

We aim to view nature in its natural habitat without disturbing, displacing or damaging it and even more importantly our aim is to leave the beaches, coves and other marine environments we visit in a better condition than when we arrived. 

Sea Kayaking is not only a wonderful way to discover the hidden beauty of the coastline and estuaries of South Devon but also a great way to take part in a fun, memorable outdoor activity with a small group of like minded people.


valley view

Each day we will choose one of the many locations along the coastline or river estuaries of South Devon.

Torbay is an ideal place to start with its sheltered waters, beaches and rocky coves. The coastline is a UNESCO Global Geopark home to the sea grass beds which are the breeding grounds of our native species of seahorse.

If you are interested in wildlife the Dart Estuary between Totnes and Dartmouth is the place. Seals, Cormorants, Little Egrets, Kingfishers, Herons and a wide variety of seabirds are often seen as we paddle or drift along with the tide in amongst the reed beds and remote side creeks.

Dartmouth Sea KayakingAs you gain confidence, the South Hams coastline is amazing for Sea kayaking it is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, has a rugged coastline, sea caves, headlands and exposed cliffs for the more adventurous.

David and Susie will be your guides… David is a British Canoeing qualified Sea Kayak Leader and Sea Kayak coach and Susie has many years experience Sea kayaking around the South Devon Coastline.



Accommodation is in our Barn House and Farm House on a B&B basis with a kitchen for you to prepare your own evening meals.

What we’ll do:

Each morning we will meet up at the Farm House, discuss the options for the day based on the group, the weather and the tides. We’ll kit you up, load up the Sea kayaks have a safety briefing and head to the water.

What else you should know:

No previous experience is needed, this Guided Sea Kayaking Holiday is available for anyone over the age of 16 who can confidently swim 50m and has a reasonable level of fitness. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Secret beach sea kayaking holidaysIf you have kayaked before this is a great opportunity to improve your skills.

The maximum number of participants will be 6 people.

What we provide:

Wind proofs jackets, Buoyancy aids, Paddles, spray decks, dry bags, safety equipment and Sea kayaks.

Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis in our Barn House and Farm House set in our 15th Century orchard.

Each bedroom has a double bed and guests also have shared use of a fully equipped kitchen to prepare their own evening meals, drinks and snacks.

If you would like to stay any extra nights please let us know.

5 Day Sea kayaking holidays

August 2019: Saturday 24th to Wednesday 28th August with accommodation nights Friday 23rd to Tuesday 27th August

September 2019: Saturday 21st to Wednesday 25th September with accommodation nights Friday 20th to Tuesday 24th September

 Price – £595 per person and includes:

  • 4 full days of guided tours and coaching with lunch and snacks.
  • One rest day for you to explore the towns, villages and countryside of South Devon. 
  • 5 nights B and B accommodation in our Barn House or Farm house with a kitchen available for you to prepare your own evening meals and snacks.
  • Sea kayaks and equipment.

Day 1 Intro to Sea kayaking coaching session and guided tour.

Day 2 Full day guided tour

Day 3 Rest day – free day to explore South Devon

Day 4 Skill improvement coaching session and guided tour

Day 5 Full day guided tour – putting your new found skills into practice

Short break 2 day holidays

June 2019 Saturday 1st June and Sunday 2nd June with accommodation nights Friday 31st May and Saturday 1st June.

July 2019 Saturday 13th July and Sunday 14th July with accommodation nights Friday 12th July and Saturday 13th July

Sept 2019 Saturday 14th Sept and Sunday 15th Sept with accommodation nights Friday 13th Sept and Saturday 14th Sept.

Price: £295 per person and includes:

  • 2 full days of guided tours and coaching with lunch and snacks.
  • 2 nights B and B accommodation in our Barn House or Farm house with a kitchen available for you to prepare your own evening meals and snacks.
  • Sea kayaks and equipment.

Friday: Arrival afternoon/evening

Day 1: Introduction to Sea kayaking coaching session and guided tour.

Day 2:: Skill improvement coaching session and guided tour.

Are you interested in coming along but slightly unsure? If so please let us know and you can chat it through with David to see if it is right for you or not.

Please use the contact tab above to enquire.