The Best Places to Try the UK’s Fastest Growing Sport
Stand Up Paddle boarding, SUP, is a low impact sport that works on balance and builds core strength with the benefit of being a sociable way of exploring shorelines.
The Idle Rocks, Cornwall
Perfectly perched on the rocks opposite the harbour of St Mawes, The Idle Rocks is a picturesque spot on the western coast of Cornwall. Sitting in a sheltered bay, St Mawes is an ideal location to try Paddle boarding for the first time which makes mastering the technique easier.
Forte Village, Sardinia
Located in a pristine bay sheltered by the mountains of Santa Margherita di Pula, Forte Village offers a mild microclimate all year round that keeps the water temperature at least two degrees warmer than the rest of the island, perfect conditions for SUP.
Lungarno Collection, Florence
Voyage through the Renaissance heart of Florence without the crowds and enjoy a leisurely paddle down the River Arno. Navigate the calm waters and get a unique perspective on waterside sights like the Ufizzi Gallery and Palazzo Corsini, gliding beneath the famous Ponte Vecchio.
Hotel Eden Roc, Ascona
Switzerland’s most southern point on Lake Maggiore is a magical setting to paddle around. Set off after breakfast for a morning on the water, setting off from Hotel Eden Roc lakefront.
With some of the most dazzling marine life and clearest waters in the world, paddle boarding in the Caribbean is one of the most rewarding places to enjoy the sport.
Mandarin Oriental, Canouan
Taking off from the powder white sands at Mandarin Oriental, Canouan, explore the protected marine parks and coral reefs that surround this jewel in St. Vincent & The Grenadines. Keep an eye out for dolphins, turtles, barracuda, octopus, manatees, southern rays and plenty of colourful fish.
Curtain Bluff, Antigua
The calm waters off Bay Beach at Curtain Bluff make SUP an easy-to-learn and fun experience for all ages with direct access from the hotel to the glistening Caribbean Sea.
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