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Book Stand Up Paddleboarding In Newquay, Cornwall

Stand Up Paddleboarding in Newquay, Cornwall. Tours available on the ocean or estuary, 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.

Check out our range:

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Paddleboarding Tour


2 hrs

Have you seen those idyllic images of paddle boarders in picturesque places? A shadowed silhouette of...

Paddleboard & Snorkel Adventure


2 hrs

We’ve developed the coolest way to see the coastline close up, whilst heading down to explore...

Family SUP Lesson


2 hrs

Is your family ready to try something new? Stand up paddle boarding is the world’s fastest...

Private Paddleboard Tour


2 hrs

Stand up paddle boarding can be as relaxing or as adrenaline fuelled as you like, but...

Estuary SUP Tour


2 hrs

The Gannel Estuary feels a world away from the buzz of Newquay. Bordering the town just...

Family Estuary SUP Tour


2 hrs

Discover the beauty of Newquay’s River Gannel with your family on your own private river SUP...

Private River SUP Tours


2 hrs

Discover the beauty and seclusion of Newquay’s River Gannel on your own private river SUP tour....

Eco Paddleboarding Tour


2 hrs

Newquay’s natural habitats take centre stage on our unique Eco SUP Tour. The perfect alternative to...

Heritage SUP Tour


2 hrs

On a calm sunny day, it’s hard to believe that violent storms and seafaring smugglers shaped...

River SUP & Snorkel Tour


2 hrs

We’ve combined explorative river snorkelling with our well-loved scenic SUP tour. We want you to experience...

Estuary SUP & Bushcraft Experience


2 hrs

Could you survive in the wilderness without shelter or food? Find out on our river SUP...

Estuary SUP Paddle & Picnic


2 hrs

If you’re looking to take things a bit slower but still enjoy the exhilaration of a...

Paddleboard & Prosecco


3 hrs

A slow-paced alternative with a hint of exhilaration! Celebrate a birthday, hen party or anniversary in...

Why Go Paddleboarding With Us?

Newquay Paddleboarding

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.

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.

Paddleboarding Centre

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.

Professional Paddleboarding Instructors

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.

Paddleboarding What's Included

All Paddleboarding Activities Include

Allocation of wetsuits, buoyancy aids, rash vests, SUP boards and paddles.

Open water adventure and exploration of smugglers caves, tidal sections, natural rapids and rocky inlets

10% discount off further Newquay Activity Centre activities

15% discount off at Newquay’s Rip Curl Concept Store

Discount card for food & drink at local bars and cafes

Paddleboarding Equipment

Paddleboarding Equipment

A warm warm, comfortable and flexible wetsuit. 

Each person is fitted with a ‘Nookie’ helmet. Nookie are the market leaders in coasteering equipment. 

Over your wetsuit you’ll be wearing a YAK buoyancy aid. They offer maximum buoyancy and comfort

We have a large range of trainers available to rent if you don’t want to get your own wet.

What Do People Say About Our Paddleboarding Activities?

We pride ourselves on making every paddle board tour special and our reviews are testament to that.  We have over 3,000 5 star Tripadvisor reviews alone!

Our Most Popular Activities

Our Instructors qualifications

We are licensed by AALA (Adventure Activities Licensing Authority) and are a recognised Training centre for SLSGB (Surf Life Saving Great Britain), the only one in Newquay.

Understand what these outdoor activity qualifications mean for your safety and enjoyment.

Our instructors are trained and qualified to the following standards:

Professional, Safe and Fun

See what hundreds of our paddleboarding guests get up to each year!

About Us

The Perfect location for Paddleboarding in Newquay

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.


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 glowing credentials

Newquay Activity Centre have been delivering paddleboarding in Cornwall for over 20 years, and we’re proud to be the longest running provider of coasteers in Newquay. We’re proud of our number 1 ranking on trip advisor and we are two time winners of the Cornwall Tourism Awards and gold winners of the South West Tourism Awards.

We are proud to have been recognised and sponsored by Rip Curl; they are a leader in watersport equipment, apparel and wetsuits, and have recognised Newquay Activity Centre as a centre of excellence in Cornwall.

We also provide AT for our military services, and have regular visits from the Army, Navy and RAF and are proud to be a recognised centre for Help For Heroes.  This means we regularly organise military adventure training packages that meet their high standards. Their core values of teamwork, developing leadership and other personal qualities is necessary to withstand the rigours of operational service.


A paddleboard tour is only as good as the route, your instructor and your gear. We pride ourselves on exceeding expectations in all these areas.


You’ll be suited up in a top of the range, warm, comfortable and flexible wetsuit. Being toasty warm and having the freedom to move in the water ensures you’ll enjoy the paddleboard as much as possible.


We are as serious about safety as we are passionate about coasteering. Each person is fitted with a ‘Nookie’ helmet. Nookie are the market leaders in safety equipment. Their helmets are comfortable, adjustable and offer unrivalled protection.

Buoyancy Aid

Above your wetsuit but below your rash vest, you’ll be wearing a YAK buoyancy aid. These lightweight flotation aids are ergonomically designed to offer maximum buoyancy and comfort whilst not impeding your coasteering experience.


We have a large range of resilient sports trainers available to rent. So instead of you worrying about ruining your own shoes, you can concentrate on enjoying the wild ocean adventure.

About Newquay

About Newquay Paddleboarding

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.

Choose from one of our huge range of action-packed paddleboard tours, depending on the level of intensity you desire, your experience level, your area of interest (adventure, history, ecology), the sea conditions, and the size of your group.

We have the Paddleboarding Lesson & Tour and Paddleboard & Snorkel Adventure for the thrill seekers, the Estuary SUP Tour for a more relaxed tour. We cater for large or small groups, private sessions, stag and hen parties, family adventures, school trips and corporate events.

There really is something for everyone here!

So what are you waiting for? Get in touch, book your Newquay paddleboarding adventure and start exploring.

Newquay Activity Centre is open 7 days a week all year round. You can book online or call us on 01637 877722 or pop into our centre at 60 Fore Street, Newquay, TR7 1LW to book a lesson today!