This video by Shrearwater Sea Kayaking was taken during a trip to the Rosses area of West Donegal. It shows the uniqueness of this rugged coastline where the ubiquitous red granite lies in perfect contrast to the golden sands, green pastures and aquamarine sea. It is an intricate and intimate area of interwoven sea inlets and peninsulas where there is a secluded beach around every corner and all under the ever present backdrop of the magestic quartzite cone of An Eargail (Mt. Errigal).
The coastline around Ireland is becoming increaingly popular for sea kayaking. The uninitiated may worry about the cold but the experienced kayaker will remind you that sea kayaking is better here because of our ever-changing weather. While it’s great to paddle in brilliant sunshine and calm waters, it’s a fantastic thrill to follow this up with a sudden battle through a tidal race or a quick squall of rain and wind.
Combine this with the diversity of widlife and ever-changing coastline and you begin to see why Ireland is quickly being recognised as one of the most exciting places to kayak in Europe. Adventure and beauty all rolled into one dramatic experience that never fails to surprise. But to appreciate it all you need to
know what you’re doing, so getting proper training is crucial.