British Sea Kayaks is dedicated to supporting sea kayakers in the Westcountry. Our key areas of operation are the north and south coasts of Devon and Cornwall, the Bristol Channel, the Gower Peninsula and Pembrokeshire. We sell the full range of NDK sea kayaks and have an extensive demo fleet. We also sell high-quality paddles, essential safety equipment and apparel. Everything is designed and manufactured here in the UK and Europe.

I’m Rick Cooper, owner of British Sea Kayaks and I’ll do everything possible to make sure you have a great experience with us.

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British Sea Kayaks NDK Inuit Pilgrim Explorer Romany Surf Excel composite kayak
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As the official dealer for the full range of Nigel Dennis Kayaks, you can count on British Sea Kayaks to provide you with:

  • Expert knowledge and advice about every model in the range.
  • A demo experience that will ensure you get the best out of your chosen model.
  • Straightforward ordering and delivery process.
  • Your kayak fitted out to ensure maximum comfort and control.
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Romany Sports and sportives

The Sea Kayaking UK range includes many proven and respected models designed by Nigel Dennis and his team. The world-famous Explorer, Romany Classic, Romany Surf and the unique Romany Sport are always in stock. Every sea kayak we sell is hand-built on the island of Anglesey, Wales.

I think that buying a sea kayak should be a fun, happy thing to do, right from the start. So here’s the thing – I will only sell you a kayak if I am sure it’s right for you. If it isn’t, I’ll recommend another brand. That’s a promise!

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At British Sea Kayaks we also love to help our fellow paddlers build and develop their skills and confidence. Our philosophy is simple – It’s about you and what you want to achieve. Every coaching session is bespoke and tailored to your requirements, in line with current best practice that puts the learner first.

British Sea Kayaks coaching

We’re based in the glorious and historic port of Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City. This amazing and largely undiscovered area offers a wide range of venues and conditions to suit all levels of learning and improving. For more advanced and challenging conditions we often take the ferry across to Brittany. Of course, you can join us at one of the many events we attend in the UK, Europe or the USA. So contact us now and sign up for some coaching to prepare yourself for your next adventure.

I’m proud to be a fully accredited provider for the new British Canoeing Personal Performance Awards introduced in January 2019.


British Sea Kayaks Brittany expeditions

As a specialist guide for Brittany (France), Rick Cooper can take you to places that will amaze and enchant you. This world-class paddling destination has something for everyone and he knows many of the best-kept secrets. These mythical Celtic waters that have a reputation for fierce tidal currents and huge surf – challenging the skills of the most experienced paddlers.

But there are more tranquil areas to be discovered too, with crystal-clear waters and pristine beaches. At around 1800 miles of stunning coastline and nearly 800 islands, the Brittany coast makes up one third of the entire seaboard of France. You can see some highlights of Rick’s Boucle de Bretagne (circumnavigation) here

I’ve spent more than 35 years exploring Brittany – it draws me back time after time with it’s intoxicating majesty. Come along and find out for yourself.


So make British Sea Kayaks your first port of call for amazing sea kayak adventures, enthusiastic coaching and superb equipment from our trusted UK manufacturers.


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