So you want to learn how to paddleboard? Salcombe is the perfect place.

At Salcombe Paddleboarding we teach all ages and all abilities – from absolute beginners to experienced paddleboarders – in a safe, encouraging and peaceful environment. 
With prices from £35 per person, each lesson includes;

  • expert paddleboard tuition - from how to enter the water with your board, to kneeling, standing up and paddling - tailor-made for your age and ability.

  • world-class kit - Red paddleboards, leashes and paddles, Xcel wetsuits and Gul buoyancy aids.

  • the highest industry standards for instructor to pupil ratio

  • your lesson will be led by a fully qualified ISA paddleboard instructor. 

  • our promise that you can paddleboard at all states of the tide, thanks to our unique and often sheltered position here on the Salcombe Estuary.

Make learning how to paddleboard an unforgettable part of your stay in Salcombe.


Unforgettable days on the water. From £35 per person. 

1-on-1 private lesson. 2 hours of tuition. - £80.

Individuals, from £40 per person.

Group Bookings, for 7+ people. £35 per person. 

Ready to book your lesson?

call us on 01548 844142 / 07790 940059

or click here to send us a message

Did you know?

If you want to learn how to paddleboard with people of your own age and ability,  Salcombe Paddleboarding will do what we can to schedule your lesson so you are part of a group of people ‘in the same boat’ as you, so to speak. 

Our group lessons are perfect for children and adults who like to learn in groups, and more affordable than one-on-one lessons.

Just for Kids

At high tide, a series of pontoons create a man-made ‘kiddy pool’ in the Salcombe Estuary – perfect for young children who want to take their first step into the wonderful world of paddleboarding. This is photo heaven for mums and dads, and unforgettable fun for the little ones. 





You can hire world-class kit from Salcombe Paddleboarding – for an hour, a day, a weekend or your entire holiday. 

  • Red inflatable paddleboards, leashes and paddles

  • Xcel wetsuits - 

  • Gul buoyancy aids.

  • Waterproof bags

Our hire costs

1 hour

Paddleboard, leash and paddle £20. Wetsuit and buoyancy aid £5.

2 hour 

Paddleboard, leash and paddle £30. Wetsuit and buoyancy aid £8.

Half day (4 hours)  £40/ Wetsuit 

Paddleboard, leash and paddle £40. Wetsuit and buoyancy aid £15.

One day (8 hours)

Paddleboard, leash and paddle £60. Wetsuit and buoyancy aid £20.

Must-have for hirers

We don’t need to see passports, utility bills or driving licences, but to hire with us you must show a level of paddleboarding competency and you must be contactable during the hire period on your mobile phone. 






It’s all out there, waiting to be explored – from coves and beaches, to wildlife and nature, to incredible landscapes and scenery. 

Our guided explorations of the Salcombe Estuary will take you deep into this magical place, paddle by paddle.

But the real beauty of our Estuary Explorer experience is that you can set your own bespoke itinerary – based on your individual requirements, ability and desire to head for a certain spot along this beautiful stretch of water.

From our base at Port Waterhouse, within two hours you can paddleboard to Mill Bay, Sunny Cove, South Pool, Ox Bay or Goodshelter. 

En route, you can see old mills, lime kilns and the incredible curving landscapes of the South Hams. And in the sky and down at the waterline, you can see herons, egrets, buzzards, mullets and Egyptian geese. 

But perhaps the most unforgettable memory of all will be looking down into the clear, beautiful water of the Salcombe Estuary as you gently paddle by. 

Prices for the Estuary Explorer are based on your own bespoke itinerary.

Some locations can be subject to weather conditions and tides.