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

If you are new to paddling, just come along to one of our New Beginner Nights on . . .

2020 Dates will be available in the spring

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)

British Canoeing Spring Roadshow
Wednesday, 15th April 2020
Venue: St Austell Arts Centre 87 Truro Road, St Austell

British Canoeing are hosting a Spring Roadshow at The St Austell Arts Centre.

It is open to everyone, and will provide an opportunity to . . .

  • Hear about the progress made towards the ambitions within the current four-year strategic plan
  • Comment on what should be included in the next strategic plan for 2021-25
  • Meet with and raise questions with British Canoeing CEO David Joy, senior staff and Board Members who will be present
  • The event starts at 7.30pm, with refreshments served from 7pm


Details: Click Here

Poster: Click Here


Contact: Dave Clare
Posted by: Pete.E 19-02-2020
Annual General Meeting
Thursday, 16th April 2020
Venue: Porthpean Sailing Club 7.00pm

Election of officers

Officers' reports


Contact: Ian Greenhill
Posted by: Pete.E 12-02-2020
South West Paddlefest 2020
Friday, 29th May 2020
Venue: Mount Edgcumbe Park

Friday 29th May to Sunday 31st May

For club members wishing to attend this event we can have a discounted fee as a group booking. Numbers are minimum 6 paddlers up to a maximum of 15. This is a first come first served basis.

Booking through Ian Greenhill either on messenger or 07881 504032 for further details. You can still book inividually, but not at this discounted rate. Payment of £68.00 per paddler with their own kit.

This provides two nights camping in either a tent, caravan or camper van, use of showers and camping field facilities, guided trip, workshops, live music, exhibitors, beach fires and of course the bar (drinks not included).

If family members (non paddlers) would like to attend, as long as they share the same tent as the Paddler ticket holder, then each family member can enjoy the camping, Mount Edgcumbe Park, showers, toilets, beach and live music for £5 per head for the entire weekend.


I need names and payment by February 1st.



Contact: Ian Greenhill
Posted by: Pete.E 23-01-2020