Canoeing and Kayaking on : Atlantic Ocean

Paddle Point
Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, France

Easy portage to beach from car park. Sandy beach so safe capsizes. Good surf.

Paddle Point
1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

Hostel located in old thatched Hebridean Blackhouse. Next to historic medieval church ruins and short walk from the west coat. Run by GHH Trust (http://www.gatliff.org.uk/).
No booking. Turn up and find a place.

Paddle Point
Olonne-sur-Mer, France

Looooong sandy beach with good surfing opportunities without too much rock under the surface to damage you - mostly sand sand sand. Long portage from the car park... About 750m and some on soft sand making trolleys tough to pull. However it's easier to fill the boat with beach stuff and pull it than carry all the picnics, beach cricket, wind breaks, towels etc etc. steps down to the beach though.

Paddle Point
Woolacombe, Devon, UK

Classic North Devon surf beach, can be good in a kayak too.

Plenty of refreshments and parking as well. Sit on tops can also be hired.

Paddle Point
Mullion, Cornwall TR12, UK

[b][/b]Great spot for launching your sea kayak to venture out to the lizard. A car park is just behind the beach and a cafe is on one side of the cove. It can be a long carry at low tide.

Paddle Point

Launch from Poldhu cove on the west of the Lizard for one of the best short paddles the area has to offer.

Along the way there are numerous rock gardens, caves and tunnels to explore and play in.

Kynance cove reveals a sand spit linking the land to asparagus island a few hours after high tide, giving you one of the best lunch spots in England.

This is a nice gentle playground in calm seas with a bit of ground swell, but like most of West Cornwall changes dramatically in inclement weather and after Mullion cove the escape options are limited.