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 peninsular.
Our HQ is strategically based on Towan beach, the gateway to the Gazzle Peninsular and just one-minute 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, specially 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, with 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 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 when the tide recedes.
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 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, rashie, SUP board and paddle
- Heated changing facilities
- Secure storage for belongings
- Full SUP safety briefing and lesson in the basics of paddle skills
- Epic warm up to get the blood pumping for some paddling
- 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 negotation towards the beach
- 10% discount for a surf, coasteer, kayak or bodyboarding experience with Newquay Activity Centre
- 15% discount at the Rip Curl Concept Store
Something For Everyone
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 sizes, our team of expert instructors tailor every experience to you. You’ll then be familiarised with the equipment that you will be using. There will then be an explanation of safe SUP technique, 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 you family, stag and hens, corporate colleagues or a Military group. Newquay’s dramatic coastline is the perfect playground for pushing personal boundaries or building team dynamics.
Newquay Activity Centre’s base on Towan Beach is the perfect place to park your gear and get kitted out for your exclusive SUP adventure. We provide heated changing rooms and safe storage for all your belongings, giving you piece 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 special pricing and menus as one of our 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 an 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 and 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 know this coastline like the backs 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.
Centre of Excellence
Our award-winning activities sit top of the Trip Advisor rankings with 95% 5-star reviews. Check out our ego-boosting list of accolades …
- Centre of Excellence – ISA and Surfing England
- Gold and Silver medal holders – Cornwall Tourism Awards
- Silver medal holder – South West Tourism Awards
- Certified NVBLQ beach lifeguard training centre
We’ve partnered with awesome local businesses including Ocean Lodge, Rip Curl and Barefoot on the Beach – so our visitors get some amazing discounts, priority bookings and super service …because you’re worth it.
So what are you waiting for? Get in touch and try the best adventure activities in Newquay.
Open seven days a week, all year round. Call 01637 877722