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    Nichol End is now open!


    Is open from 10am to 4.30pm until Nov 2nd 2020.  

    Covered outdoor seating is available for  tea, coffee cake and freshly baked scones.

    Boat Hire

    Advance bookings are essential to ensure that social distancing can take place.  We only have 1/3 of the normal number of boats so advance booking saves disappointment.

     Covid Precautions

    • Reduced the number of boats to assist with social distancing.
    • Hire by appointment only to try and limit the total number of people on site at any one time.  
    • All boats and paddles are sanitised with medical grade sanitiser after use.
    • All buoyancy aids are cleaned with laundry detergent then sanitised with Milton after use.
    • Wet suits are available.  These are cleaned with laundry detergent then sanitised with Milton after use.  
    • Changing rooms are available.  These must be booked.  The changing rooms are reserved for your use from minutes before the start of your session to minutes after, and are thoroughly cleaned after use.
    • Changing tents are available. 2 of these can be reserved from minutes before the start of your session till 30 minutes afterwards.  These are sprayed with medical grade sanitiser after use and mopped.  
    • 2 changing tents are available to use to change quickly and are sprayed with sanitiser after each group.
    • Increased general cleaning.
    • We have a new hire desk outside, so you can use a boat without entering the building

    The session times listed are for your boat hire.  Please arrive 10 minutes early to get into a buoyancy aid and have a briefing.  If you require wetsuits, then please reserve a private changing space if you want one, and arrive 30 minutes before the start of your session.

    Please give us a ring on 017687 73082 to make a booking.

    Launching is strictly by prior arrangement, and only for early and late launches.  Between 9.30 am and 5 pm we have lots of our hire customers on the beach and slipway and are not allowing launching (to help maintain social distancing).


    We are unlikely to be able to squeeze in any larger boats, but may be able to fit in a couple more boats upto 20ft in length.  Please ask for details.

    Members and Berthholders

    Are welcome to use the site even when we are closed.  Members - call us in advance and we will have a boat / boats ready for you.  Bertholders - someone will be onsite if you need help and assistance, hunt us out.