St Austell Canoe Club

Come and join us on the water . . . more info on joining

Welcome to our club

New Members - Join St Austell Canoe Club, and you will get . . .

  • A free 2 week trial, with all equipment provided at no cost
  • Training and support provided by our team of British Canoeing qualified coaches
  • A range of boats and equipment available for you to use
  • Club paddles every Thursday evening at Porthpean throughout the summer
  • Regular paddles at various locations around the coast of Cornwall at weekends
  • Children welcome - minimum age academic year 6 onwards

Click here for further information for new members

About our canoe club

We are an active group of members who meet regularly to go paddling and develop our skills. We are a friendly group, who welcome both new and experienced paddlers to the club.

Paddling opportunities include sea, surf, and white water . . . Read More >

Club Nights

In the summer months, Porthpean Beach is the venue for our weekly evening paddle sessions, all led by our team of BC qualified coaches.

The club owns a number of kayaks plus gear, available for use by members and prospective members . . . Read More >

Sea Kayaking

The coastline of Cornwall is made up of stunning cliffs, golden beaches, historic ports and harbours, plus amazing wildlife.

A sea kayak offers a unique opportunity to explore all this in a safe way within the club environment. Various club trips are organized throughout . . . Read More >

Surf and White Water

Cornwall has some of the best surf beaches in the UK, and Devon has some great white water rivers.

Surf Kayaking can be enjoyed all year round, and White Water Kayaking is perfect in the winter months with plenty of water in the rivers . . . Read More >

Club News (see News & Events above for the complete listing)

New members can now join

The club is now open to new members.

You can join here: Join Now

You can purchase equipment vouchers here: Buy Vouchers

All members must still book a slot online before attending club nights: Book Here

For all membership queries, please email:

Contact: Ian Greenhill
Posted by: Pete.E 17-05-2021
Club Nights Starting
Venue: Porthpean


Stage 1 - Commences on Thursday May 6th

We will initially be opening the club for existing members only. Paddling will operate in groups of five (one coach plus five paddlers).
The following conditions will apply . . .

  • Only those people who were paid-up members last year (2020) will be eligible to attend sessions.
  • If you paid last year, then your membership subscription has automatically been extended to 2021 at no charge.
  • If you did not pay last year, then you will be able to join the club and then attend paddles from May 20th (Stage 2).
  • All members must pre-book online before coming along. Book Here
  • Any members who wish to use a club kayak or equipment can do so by buying equipment vouchers online. Buy Here
  • Everyone must have a face covering and hand sanitiser.
  • We will meet at 6.30pm for 7.00pm on the water.
  • Dates: May 6th and May 13th


Stage 2 - Commences on Thursday May 20th

  • This is subject to Covid restrictions being eased as planned, so watch out for updates.
  • New members, plus previous members who did not re-join last year, will be able to join and attend the club.
  • We should have more clarity on numbers.
  • Online booking will continue to be required before attending.


Contact: Ian Greenhill
Posted by: Pete.E 28-04-2021
New Beginners - how to videos

Here are some useful videos aimed at new beginners who are intending to join the club later this year . . .


Contact: Dave Clare
Posted by: Pete.E 03-05-2021