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Paddle Boarding in Tenby, Pembrokeshire – A How-To Guide

If you ask anyone what the best things to do whilst on holiday in Tenby are, chances are they’ll say exploring the town’s medieval walls and castles, sunbathing on one of the many beaches or paddle boarding in the crystal clear waters! In this blog post, we’ll be giving you a step-by-step guide on how to go paddle boarding in Tenby so that you can make the most of your time in this beautiful coastal town.

Step One: Book Your Equipment

The first step is to book your equipment. You can either bring your own paddle board or kayak or rent one from one of the many local companies. We recommend renting from a company as they will provide you with all the necessary safety gear, including a life jacket and a helmet. Plus, it’s always nice to support the local businesses when you’re on holiday!

We recommend hiring from one of the following companies:

Outer Reef 
SUP Sessions
Tenby Watersports

Step Two: Choose Your Location

Tenby has three gorgeous beaches – North Beach, Castle Beach and South Beach. All three beaches are great for paddle boarding, but we recommend South Beach as it tends to be quieter than the other two beaches, which can get quite crowded during peak season.

Step Three: Get Paddle Boarding!

Now for the fun part – actually going paddle boarding! Once you’ve chosen your location and set up your board, all you need to do is start paddling. If you’re new to paddle boarding, we recommend keeping close to the shore at first until you get used to balancing on the board. Once you feel confident, you can start exploring further out! Just be sure to stay within sight of land and keep an eye on the weather conditions, as they can change quite quickly here in Tenby. Keep an eye on the Met Office and our tide times for more information.


We hope that this guide has inspired you to go paddle boarding during your next visit to Tenby! It really is one of the best ways to experience this beautiful town and its stunning coastline. Just remember to book your equipment in advance, choose a quiet location and have fun!


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