The Coquet Shorebase Trust is a community based registered charity located on the Northumberland coast at Amble.

We utilise water based activity to enhance the lives of people of all ages from 8 – 80. As a charity we work with all sections of the community. A principal aim of our community activity is to help those who feel disenfranchised to develop the self confidence to become active members of the local community.

As a means to funding our charitable activity we provide water sports opportunities and training for all.

News & upcoming events



Courses Dates currently scheduled for Winter 2023/24 Sat/Sun 9th/10th Dec Sat/Sun 20th/21st Jan Mon/Tues 19th/20th Feb Prices from £260 pp Further dates will be posted for Spring 2024 onwards, a...

read more


What People Say:

  • star rating  We had a lovely experience kayaking. All the guides were patient and kind and allowed the kayaking to go at a slow pace so everyone in the group could keep... read more

    1 September 2021

    star rating  We’re recommended to go here by Northeast Kayaks. Did an estuary tour on a double sit on Kayak. Had a nice introduction from Andrew our instructor and got kitted out.... read more

    22 September 2020

    star rating  My parents, sister and I went kayaking for an hour on Druridge Bay. We felt very safe but were also given enough freedom to explore the lake by ourselves. It... read more

    15 August 2022

    star rating  This was a brilliant kayaking trip run by a first class charity/trust. Highly trained, very friendly and informative leaders. Great for all ages and abilities and everyone made... read more

    18 August 2021
  • star rating  We enjoyed an excellent estuary tour with our guide Andy. We enjoyed learning about the history of the area and looking at the old maps before we started, and being... read more

    26 May 2021

    star rating  An absolutely brilliant day of 1-1 sailing tuition. I can’t recommend “Coquet shorebase” enough. Everyone’s really friendly and I loved Andrew’s teaching style which was great fun... read more

    3 August 2021

    star rating  Really great instructor! And a very easy run - the river did most of the work. A lovely way of spending a couple of hours.

    21 September 2020

    star rating  Very enjoyable estuary paddle led by Ken. We improved greatly over the journey. Great value for a 4 hour experience with a guide who is knowledgeable not only about kayaking... read more

    1 September 2021
  • star rating  we had a great day on the river with these guys, our party was eclectic in ages and ability but the trust looked after us all and ensured we all... read more

    22 September 2021

    star rating  This was a great estuary trip from Amble to Warkworth and I would definitely recommend this to a wide range of ages. It was very safe and all necessary equipment... read more

    Deborah W
    1 September 2021

    star rating  Great all round experience kayaking through to warkworth! our guides Alex and hamish were fantastic, Plenty of crack and local history knowledge. Beautiful scenery and I was very surprised at... read more

    1 October 2020

    star rating  This was a great estuary trip from Amble to Warkworth and I would definitely recommend this to a wide range of ages. It was very safe and all necessary equipment... read more

    1 October 2021


To book a course/session, make an enquiry or get further information please call or email us.

The office is open from 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday during the Summer and Monday to Thursday during the Winter months. At other times please email us using the form below and we will respond as soon as we can.

Contact Form

12 + 12 =