Try a LUUM Board
If you haven't had a chance to try one of our boards elsewhere, we offer an all year round try out service in Torbay and the surrounding areas
Give us a call on 01803 362067 or email email@example.com and we'll arrange to meet you at a specific beach at a specific time.
This will be a short 10-15 minute board trial, not a lesson or any form of professional instruction, nor is it a hire period, and is of course weather dependent. We can refuse, reduce or extend the duration of session at our discretion.
Before you take part in a 'Try before you buy' you will need to confirm you are in good health, are both a competent swimmer and paddleboarder, and accept that there is a risk of serious injury or death during the activity. You take part at your own risk, and will wear a Buoyancy Aid and leash at all times.
Our preferred paddle locations are below and are (we think!) the best places to paddleboard for beginners and experienced paddlers in Torbay - easy access to the water, shallow sloping beaches + ample parking and access to toilets and café facilities
Even if you've got your own board or are visiting the area we definitely recommend you hit these paddleboarding spots to make the most of your time in the Torbay area;
Top 6 Paddleboarding spots in Torbay for beginners [and 4 more for those who don't mind a big hill!]
> Torquay, Abbey Sands https://goo.gl/maps/ku6UwJEq1LiAX43E7 Wesup were based here in 2022 and used one of each of our range so was an amazing place to get a lesson on one if our short trial isn't long enough for you - despite wesup having closed in its current form, the team behind it are launching a new venture called SOAK here - we don't know what that looks like yet but we're very excited to find out more!
> Preston, Preston Sands https://goo.gl/maps/x441b6gLuVwrQBGK7 Free parking (very in demand!) alongside the beach huts on Marine Parade, toilets, cold water showers and drinking water as well as multiple places for coffee and food
> Paignton, Paignton Beach https://goo.gl/maps/vN3sa1raH7FBHvLs5 along with Preston sands this a popular spot for surfing and SUP surfing when an Easterly wind blows in on the bay in between autumn and spring and is fully equipped with everything you would expect from a seaside town, including a steam train service to get you overland to Kingswear on the the River Dart (on the opposite bank to Dartmouth).
> Paignton, Broadsands Beach https://goo.gl/maps/2qJ31FY6vByVrcS4A Home to https://www.broadsands-watersports.co.uk/ and with two very solid cafe offerings and free public toilets and cold water showers.
> Brixham, Breakwater Beach https://goo.gl/maps/qMnpQg2RnFyg9Epq5
If you are more experienced (and comfortable with hills, long steps or a short walk) we can offer
> Torquay, Meadfoot Beach https://goo.gl/maps/jEJP5sZZK8v983j59 with
> Torquay, Anstey's Cove https://goo.gl/maps/urd9DS7To6y6XWSV7
> Torquay, Oddicombe Beach https://goo.gl/maps/QoRdtSJffF7Qi6dt5
> Stoke Gabriel, Mill Pool https://goo.gl/maps/JBt6HheYa6kCSpUC7
If you think we've missed any spots or want to try your luck at getting us to travel a bit further afield, drop us an email or call us on the contact numbers at the top of the page!