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Stand Up Paddle Boarding on the English Riviera

19 June 2024

Stand Up Paddle Boarding, or SUP as it is known as has become increasingly popular across the English Riviera. Feel the magic of the ocean as you explore the coastline of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham in a relaxing and gentle way, breathing in the fresh sea air. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Torbay’s crystal-clear waters, soak up the glorious views, and experience the unique sensation of gliding across the sea. With over 22 miles of amazing coastline and some of the best weather in the UK, the English Riviera is a great place to get out and enjoy the water.


Soak Lifestyle

Just a 5 minute walk from TLH Leisure Resort, located on Torre Abbey Beach you will find Soak Lifestyle. Stepping onto a paddleboard for the first time or aiming to master new techniques, our lessons are crafted with years of experience and care, ensuring a safe and super fun learning session. If you are more experienced you can hire out the equipment and let the crystal clear waters of Torbay be your guide to new experiences and memories. FIND OUT MORE.

On 31st August, Soak Lifestyle launch the most EPIC coastal paddling experience on the planet!1000 paddlers taking part in this unreal charity fundraising world record attempt! Gliding over the crystal clear waters of the UNESCO world heritage coastline, The English Riviera is home to the UK’s premier paddling destination and this is not an event to miss! Find out more

The Great Paddle Parade, English Riviera, Devon

SUP Torbay

Located on Oddicombe Beach in the area of Babbacombe, you will find SUP Torbay. This area can be reached by bus or a short car journey, with the option to take the famous Cliff Railway to the bottom of the steep hill. You have the option to hire out the equipment and explore the coastline on your own, or paddle boarders with experience, or beginners that are up for a more physical adventure and to learn some skills along the way with a guide. Tours are 2.5 – 3 hours. You’ll travel through several coves to a secluded beach, visit caves and see our wildlife. FIND OUT MORE

Broadsands Beach & Watersports

Broadsands Beach Watersports Centre we offer the very best in paddleboards for you to enjoy on the water. All their boards are rigid and offer greater stability and are less susceptible to tidal and wind “drift”. You can reach Broadsands Beach by bus or car, it takes approximately 20 minutes from TLH Leisure Resort. Find out more

Anstey’s Cove

Nestled between Babbacombe and Torquay, Anstey’s Cove is an ideal place to take in the best of the English Riviera coastline, away from the hustle and bustle. Sun loungers are available to hire, along with sit on kayaks and stand up paddle boards. FIND OUT MORE


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