Since 2009, Broadsands Beach Watersports Centre has been in the Blue Flag beach of Paignton, Tor Bay (Devon), offering a vast variety of watersports, our passion and our mission. Our passion, because we are located in a place that has been awarded thanks to its environmental protection, wildlife diversity and features. Our mission, because, as true lovers of the sea, we want to share with everyone who would like to practise some of our specialities: paddleboarding, kayaking or canoeing.
As a family company that we are, we have always thought that beach days are the best plans for relatives and, as dogs are also part of our families, they are also welcome here to do your activity with you.
We want to offer you the best experience, that's why we check constantly the weather report (actually, we have our own technology for you to do the same before coming using our live webcam, so you can decide how to dress that day!).
As we said, we pay attention to weather conditions and, as we want to offer you the best adventure ever, we put our "power source" into motion from Spring to Autumn (April-October) because it's when waves and water are the best and, as we also know that there are some families who love arriving early to the beach and stay here the whole day, our activities are offered from 8 am (you can enjoy the sun rising) to 9 pm (breaking down is splendid too here!).
To get to Paignton Beach, you can come by car. You will definitely find a parking spot for you because there are more than 1.000 seats! For changing yourself, we have rooms and we can keep your things protected while you enjoy your water sport without worrying about "where did you leave this?" or "are we going to store our stuff in the car? No way!".
In addition, and as part of our love for technology, we can provide waterproof watches or protectors for your phones. In the end, some of us want to stay online no matter what!
Broadsands Beach Watersports Centre is part of prestigious associations related to our sports, like the BCU (British Canoe Union or British Canoeing). This means that we work according to the rules of the national group that backs water sports. Our team is integrated by people who have RYA education, which in other words means that they know how to react in case of emergency and that they will make sure you're safe all the time.
Anything else before you click on book now your favourite activity (paddleboarding, kayaking or canoeing)? Indeed! Protecting equipment is included and if you forget your wetsuits, we have some available!
Canoeing with our hire session activity is perfect for three. That's why we, at Broadsands Beach Watersports Centre, want you to come to Paignton (Devon) to have fun while canoeing in an amazing land like ours.
Broadsands Beach is not only a gifted treasure full of natural beauty (we're nestled between Brixham, a popular fishing town, and our Torbay, a village loved for the coast, bird sightings and water activities. So, when your group arrive here, you will be able to easily find a parking place because there are over 900 available spots.
Apart from canoeing material, we have different services for you: showers, places for saving important valuables, some pieces of advice to take advantage of your time here... But as you can decide canoeing around as you wish, respecting safety measures, of course, you can visit our famous inlets like Churston Cove or Elberry Cove, where geographical features will blow your mind away. You can reach Torbay Geopark too, a stunning place worshipped by UNESCO.
We could give you thousands of reasons why you should come to Paignton and practise Canadian open canoeing, a modality of this activity known for being one of the first maritime transports in ancient cultures, but you only need a good one to finally choose it: there's nothing like having fun with the ones we love the most paddling on the sea.
Would you like another reason? We have a live cam to check the weather. That's a fantastic tool in order to get your outfit right before reaching Broadsands Beach! And to finally make you want to try canoeing here (if you haven't done it in the past!) we must tell you that we have a very open calendar all year long: we work from the first days of April to the end of October and from the sunrise (8.00 am) until dawn (9.00 pm).
Don't miss the opportunity and come to have fun with us!
Kayaking in Paignton, at the Blue Flag Broadsands Beach, is not a simple water sport activity, it's a privilege that you can enjoy since we founded Broadsands Beach Watersports Centre back in 2009. Our natural features make us the best place in Devon to practise kayaking.
We have two great options from which you can choose: or the single hire kayaking session or the double hire kayaking adventure. Both last for 1 hour, give you freedom because you decide how to take advantage of your time and the only thing that changes, as you know or have figured it out, is the number of people that can paddle: individuals or couples. So, if one day between April and October (our active months) you want to come alone, you are welcome. If another day you want to be kayaking with a friend, relative or couple, we'll be waiting for you too! And you can bring your dog, by the way
Our kayaks are perfect for everyone: we have an important number of them because we always take into consideration age, weight, previous experience... We want you to have fun and the right equipment is a key element for achieving that!
What else can we offer? Almost everything! We have from places to store your values to all kinds of tools (wetsuits, waterproof watches...) and services (there's a boat that will be there for you in case of emergency).
And for having, we even have a streaming program (a live cam) that you can use before coming to practise kayaking to know different variables like if it rains, how hot it is or how strong the wind is.
And above all, we hope that you love Broadsands Beach, Paignton, our people, our restaurants (you have to try a bar called K’Ohana!) as much as we do!
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At Broadsands Beach Watersports Centre, we have believed in the power of Paddleboarding before famous artists turned it into one of the most popular water activities ever.
Since 2009, we've been offering this experience in Broadsands Beach, in Paignton (Devon), in 1-hour hire sessions during April to October and from 8.00 am to 21.00 pm so you can choose the best option for you and you can enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in the whole country. Did you know that Broadsands was awarded with a Blue Flag about three years ago because of its beauty, its wildlife diversity and its quality standards?
Also, we have a parking area with over 900 parking points to facilitate your driving and comfort when you arrive here. In addition, you won't need to worry about anything. Our experience has taught us that we have to be easygoing so people have fun with the important issue here: paddleboarding!
In consequence, we offer different boards to choose keeping in mind your age or your previous experience or skills with the sport. We have a changing zone and, if you ever forget your water equipment, we have suits for you too as well as waterproof watches or covers for your phone.
What else do you need to know? Oh, yes, we are located in an area with a huge bird diversity, so while you are paddleboarding, you can visit the zone and behold different creatures like shags.
In front of the coastline, you will also find bars with splendid refreshments and, for its popularity and greatness, we must recommend the K’Ohana Café.
What else can you do after finishing your paddleboarding adventure? Have a walk around the beach, sunbathing or just listen to the waves roar! Without a doubt, this will be one of the best experiences of your life and never forget that you can use our live cam to check the weather in advance to dress properly!