Stand Up Paddleboarding


Stand Up Paddleboarding Is The World’s Fastest Growing Watersport – So, What Are You Waiting For?

Visit Tripadvisor’s No.1 provider of water sports adventures and try it for yourself with Newquay Activity Centre! Ever seen those idyllic images of paddle boarders gliding across open water? Discover the delight of our stand up paddleboarding adventures in Newquay with our world-class instructors and experience the thrill for yourself, along Newquay’s history-rich coastline.


Choose from one of our growing selection of awesome SUP options along the beautiful Cornish coastline:

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SUP Lesson & Tour

SUP Lesson & Tour

Have you seen those idyllic images of paddle boarders in picturesque places? A shadowed silhouette of paddle and person against a tinged sunset skyline? Well now is the perfect time to come and try the world’s fastest growing water sport for yourself!

Stand Up Paddleboard Snorkel Adventure

Snorkel & SUP Adventure

We’ve developed the coolest way to see the coastline close up, whilst heading down to explore the mysterious world below. Glide on the water’s surface, then plunge below to explore Newquays underwater world full of marine beauty.

Family Stand Up Paddleboard Tour

Family SUP Lesson

Is your family ready to try something new? Stand up paddle boarding is the world’s fastest growing water sport – and where better to learn than in Cornwall’s adventure capital, Newquay!

Private SUP Tour

Private SUP Tour

Stand up paddle boarding can be as relaxing or as adrenaline fuelled as you like, but one thing remains the same; it’s always fun! Join Newquay Activity Centre and experience the world’s fastest growing water sport with your own private instructor.

Family River SUP Tour Cornwall

Family River SUP Tour

Discover the beauty of Newquay’s River Gannel with your family on your own private river SUP tour. This secluded scenic stretch takes in rolling green hills, golden shores and crystal-clear waters.

Private SUP River Tour

Private River SUP Tour

Discover the beauty and seclusion of Newquay’s River Gannel on your own private river SUP tour. Tailored to your exact needs, you set the agenda depending on what aspects interest you the most.

Gannel SUP Tour

River SUP Tour

The Gannel Estuary feels a world away from the popular sprawl of Newquay. Bordering the town just south of the headland, this sheltered stretch of water flows in accordance with the tide.

SUP Eco Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Eco SUP Tour

Newquay’s natural habitats take centre stage on our unique Eco SUP Tour. The perfect alternative to our high-octane SUP challenges, this eco adventure is a chilled-out exploration of Cornwall’s stunning coastlines.

SUP Heritage Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Heritage SUP Tour

On a calm sunny day, it’s hard to believe that violent storms and seafaring smugglers shaped Newquay’s rugged coastlines. But look closer, paddle into shallower waters and you’ll see history come alive on our heritage SUP tours.

River Snorkel SUP Tour

River SUP & Snorkel Tour

We’ve combined explorative river snorkelling with our well-loved scenic SUP tour. We want you to experience the wildlife-rich River Gannel – both above AND below the surface!

River SUP & Bushcraft Tour

River SUP & Bushcraft Tour

Could you survive in the wilderness without shelter or food? Find out on our river SUP tour with a twist! Discover the tranquility and seclusion of Newquay’s River Gannel before venturing into the woods for a fire building and survival experience.

River SUP Paddle & Picnic

River SUP Paddle & Picnic

If you’re looking to take things a bit slower but still enjoy the exhilaration of a water-based activity, this one’s for you! Ideal for groups, families or hen & stag parties looking for something a bit different.

River SUP Paddle & Prosecco

SUP Paddle & Prosecco

A slow-paced alternative with a hint of exhilaration! Celebrate a birthday, hen party or anniversary in style with a leisurely SUP Paddle & Prosecco tour. Perfect for that tranquil experience with an added splash of wow!

This activity is unlike anything you’ll have tried before; easy to pick up and addictive to master, you’ll soon be stroking out past the protected waters of Newquay Bay and around the Gazzle peninsula.


Our HQ is strategically based just a short walk from Fistral, Great Western and Towan beach – the gateway to the Gazzle Peninsula – and a 30-second walk from Newquay’s town centre. With car parks close by, eateries up the road and the beach just below us; you’ll be in prime position for a stand up paddle boarding adventure to remember with Newquay Activity Centre.


It’s the perfect way to explore Newquay’s coastal secrets and meet our native wildlife. Each adventure is tailored to your requirements with intensity levels ranging from chilled out sunset sessions to adrenaline fuelled SUP racing.


Whether you’re an adventure loving family, wild group of stag and hens or a mellow individual looking to explore; we have the best range of stand up paddle boarding adventures in Newquay for you.


Contact our expert team of professionals for more information and be one of the first to experience our newest SUP adventures. Each one especially developed to deliver a range of new skills and an awesome safari around Newquay’s coast and estuaries.



Newquay’s historic coastline holds a host of secrets just waiting to be discovered, including hidden coves, smugglers caves, craggy inlets and natural rapids to explore on stand up paddleboards!


Together with your expert SUP instructor, you’ll assess the weather and swell conditions before the launch; learning the fundamentals of beach and sea safety to ensure you’re armed with the correct knowledge for the future.


The pristine sand of Towan Beach is the perfect place to launch your SUP, stretching from Newquay’s harbour walls to the cliffs of Lusty Glaze Beach at low tide.


Take in the scenery from the deck of your own SUP as you glide along the water’s surface. Newquay Bay becomes a looking glass into the marine environment below, home to a vast array of native wildlife and flora including inquisitive seals and even dolphins if you’re lucky!


Every adventure differs depending on the weather and swell conditions of the day, so get ready for an action packed paddle along Newquay’s scenic coastlines.



  • Allocation of wetsuits, buoyancy aids, rash vests, SUP boards and paddles
  • Heated changing facilities
  • Male and female toilets
  • Hot outdoor showers
  • Secure lockers for valuables and storage for belongings
  • Full SUP safety briefing and lesson in the basics of paddle skills
  • Fun warm up to get the blood pumping before you paddle
  • Open water adventure and exploration of smugglers caves, tidal sections, natural rapids and rocky inlets
  • Wildlife identification from the deck of your SUP
  • Exhilarating paddle races and games
  • Final landing brief and SUP wave negotiation towards the beach
  • 10% discount for a surf, coasteer, kayak or bodyboarding experience with Newquay Activity Centre
  • 15% discount at Newquay’s Rip Curl Concept Store
  • Discount card for food and drink at locals bars and cafes



After a quick warm-up to get the blood pumping; you’ll learn the core skills of SUP balance, paddling and steering – starting from your knees and progressing to your feet. We provide equipment for all ages and whatever the ability or group size, our team of expert instructors tailor every experience towards you. You’ll then be familiarised with the equipment that you’ll be using. There will then be a comprehensive explanation of safe SUP techniques, signs, signals and things to look out for.


You may be on your own individual board, but stand up paddle boarding is the greatest activity to do with your family, stag and hens, corporate colleagues or a Military group. Newquay’s dramatic coastline is the perfect playground for pushing personal boundaries and building team dynamics.



Newquay Activity Centre’s HQ, just a short walk from Towan Beach, is the perfect place to park your gear and get kitted out for your exclusive SUP adventure. We provide heated changing rooms, male and female toilets, hot outdoor showers, safety lockers and storage for all of your belongings. This gives you peace of mind before, during and after hitting the water.


We have everything needed to provide the best stand up paddle boarding adventures in Newquay! We even supply you with a discount card to benefit from reduced pricing off further activities and money off various menus throughout the town as one of our valued customers.


When you’ve returned from your activity there’s a host of bars and eateries just moments from our HQ, perfect for refuelling after a fun-filled SUP experience.



We’ve developed our SUP, kayaking and coasteering routes in collaboration with the Cornwall Wildlife Trust giving our instructors the knowledge to provide you with an in-depth guidance of the native flora and fauna along the coastlines.


Newquay’s varied coastline is host to a huge array of native wildlife! During a recent eco-coasteer we found over 80 marine species along the Gazzle stretch alone.


Preserving the quality of our coastal environment and ensuring its protection is a number one priority of the Newquay Activity Centre.


We live to enjoy everything the coast has to offer; having clean, litter-free waters is vitally important for the health and safety of native wildlife, as well as our own. Ask our team about our current environmental strategies and find out how you can also help contribute towards looking after our coastlines.



Our fantastic team are industry experts and they know this coastline like the back of their hands. Using their wealth of international experience, they have pioneered, tried, tested and risk assessed every SUP route to ensure our stand up paddle boarding adventures in Newquay are the perfect combination of super-chilled paddling and adrenaline-fuelled fun. 



Our award-winning activities sit top of the Trip Advisor rankings with 95% 5-star reviews. Check out our humbling list of accolades …





We’ve partnered with awesome local businesses including Carnmarth Hotel, Rip Curl and 12 Beach Road – so our visitors get some amazing discounts, priority bookings and super service. Sometimes, it’s more than just about one experience!