Paddleboarding Lesson & Tour from Towan Beach

Paddleboarding Lesson & Tour from Towan Beach

£ 60

Newquay, Cornwall, UK

Family-Friendly, Guides & Tours, Lessons & Courses
Minimum age: 8
Newquay, Cornwall, UK
Max. group size: 8
Cancellation: Strict
Minimum booking size: 1
Start time(s): 09:00, 12:00, 15:00
Duration: 2 hours
£ 60

Activity Highlights:

Discover the peaceful adventure of stand-up paddleboarding, a globally loved water sport that’s booming in popularity. Our lesson and tour package offers a serene journey around Cornwall’s stunning coastline, assisted by top-notch equipment and guided by our expert instructors.

Your Lesson

The adventure begins at our specially designed centre, a short stroll from Towan beach. Equipped with your paddleboard, paddle, wetsuit and buoyancy aid, you’ll receive a detailed safety briefing and instructions on basic paddle skills. Then, you’ll launch from a sheltered stretch of coastline into your SUP adventure!

Two stunning semi-secret coves serve as our launch and landing points. The walk to the water’s edge through a rocky path is an adventure itself, revealing breath-taking scenery and abundant coastal wildlife. Fear not; your paddleboards will be waiting for you at the cove!

Our paddleboarding journey begins with a brief and engaging tutorial from our seasoned instructors, ensuring you’re familiar with the basics.

Your Guided Tour

The real fun begins as you paddle around Newquay’s striking coastline, exploring the hidden coves of Towan Head to the picturesque Newquay Bay.

Within a few short hours, you’ll transform from a complete beginner to a confident paddler. Our instructors will guide you through balance and control, starting on your knees before advancing to a stand-up position when you feel ready. You’ll learn core skills like launching and landing, maintaining balance, handling the paddle, performing basic strokes, and changing direction. You’ll also acquire the know-how to continue this sport independently, judging the best weather, wind and wave conditions, all wrapped up with tales of local history and information about native wildlife.

Witness the fascinating interplay between the powerful Atlantic swell and deep smugglers’ caves, making our coastline a rich area for biodiversity and legendary history. From your standing SUP position, you’ll enjoy unobstructed views of the sea below. If underwater exploration entices you, consider our Snorkel SUP for your next adventure.

What About The Weather?!

We understand that weather can be unpredictable. But, don’t worry; we’re always prepared. If unexpected wind or swell conditions arise, we’ll adapt your session to our Super SUPs or offer an alternative time or location.

Rest assured, over 95% of our tours proceed as planned. However, should there be any weather-related adjustments, we have excellent back-up options. We appreciate your understanding.

Why Choose Us?

With our purpose-built centre conveniently located near Towan beach, your journey with us extends beyond paddleboarding. We offer hot outdoor showers, heated changing rooms, lockers, separate male and female toilets, and clothing storage. Need more equipment after your lesson? Check out our hire centre!

We take pride in our two-time Gold winner recognition at the Cornwall Tourism Awards and a Gold award at the South West Tourism Awards.

Ready for your adventure? Book online today or contact the Adventuro team via our online chat, where our friendly team will be more than happy to answer your questions. We can’t wait to meet you!

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What's Included:

  • Expert and insured SUP instructors
  • All necessary gear including wetsuit, buoyancy aid, SUP board and paddle
  • Warm changing rooms and secure storage for your belongings
  • Outdoor showers and toilets for both males and females
  • Comprehensive safety and equipment briefings, weather checks
  • Historical insights and wildlife information throughout the tour
  • A special discount card for food & drink at local bars and cafes post-SUP
  • 15% off at Newquay’s Rip Curl store
  • Dog-sitting services available on request
  • Rainy weather? No worries! We have excellent alternatives to keep you paddling!


Storage locker
Changing rooms available
Showers Available

Frequently Asked Questions

Stand up Paddleboarding or ‘SUP’ for short is one of the fastest growing waters sports in the world. Using a very large, stable board (similar to a surfboard) and a single-blade paddle you can navigate your way along coastlines, rivers and lakes.

Rain is no problem for a water-based activity! In fact, there’s no better way to make the most of a damp day than to get wet anyway! You will get changed into your wetsuit in our warm, dry changing rooms, then when you have your wetsuit on the rain isn’t an issue.

No need to worry, it’s all part of the learning process and can actually be quite fun!  You can climb back onto your board relatively easily, but if you struggle your instructor will be there to help out.

Everybody is different and the conditions on the day can greatly affect how quickly you will learn the basics. In calm conditions, most adults will learn to effectively knee paddle in the first 10 minutes and be stand-up paddling within half an hour.

You need to bring a towel and swimwear. Footwear will also be required so bring either a pair of trainers that you don’t mind getting wet or wetsuit boots. If not you can hire from us for £5.

Yes. We require that anybody taking part in any of our water sports, including SUP, is able to swim 50 metres.

Sessions last for approximately 2 hours from when you have got all your kit on. You can expect to be with us for around 2 and half hours overall.

We will explore one of two routes. ‘The Gazzle’ is our ocean-based route along Newquay’s famous Towan Head. We will launch from either Towan beach or the old Lifeboat slipway depending on tide and surf conditions. Our river-based route is on the beautiful Gannel estuary, only a 5-minute drive from the centre.

We regularly see the local seals up close; we have also seen dolphins in Newquay bay, as well as Sunfish and Lion’s mane jellyfish. Basking sharks have also been seen on rare occasions (don’t worry, they are completely harmless and have no teeth). There is also an impressive array of birdlife, especially on our Gannel estuary route.

We primarily use inflatable boards, however we do have some hard boards for more experienced paddlers to use.

Providing you meet the minimum requirement of 50 metres swimming capability and you have no current health issues or injuries preventing you from taking part in physical activity you can come. Don’t worry, it’s not a race and your instructor will make sure the group moves at the pace of the slowest paddler and will assist weak paddlers when needed.

All of our SUP Instructors are qualified British Canoeing Paddlesport leaders. They are also Beach and Surf Safety Lifeguards. They have years of personal experience in the water, and attend regular site-specific staff training. We also work in closely with the RNLI to ensure your safety in and out of the water.

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy


  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 


  • You can cancel until 5 days before yoru booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 


  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount


  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts