Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) has become one of the UK’s fastest-growing recreational activities on the water.
A large part of its appeal comes from the fact that paddleboarding can be done at any age, whether on your own or in a group, and is relatively easy to learn. Not only is it the perfect activity for socially distanced outdoor enjoyment it also comes with a host of health benefits – both mental and physical.
The UK is home to some incredible rivers, lakes, waterways and shorelines. Why not hire a motorhome and tour some of the best paddleboarding spots the UK has to offer, starting with some of our favourites.
Nearest campsite: Blue Hills Touring Park
A favoured destination among LandCruise customers Cornwall is home to some of the best beaches, not just in the UK, but in Europe. It may be more familiar as a surfer’s paradise, but the many sheltered coves, calmer beaches and tranquil rivers also make Cornwall an ideal place for a spot of paddleboarding too.
Nearest campsite: Cashell Campsite
Talking of impressive surroundings, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is awash with stunning views and landscapes. Loch Lomond is ideal for paddleboarders of all levels and is also a good area for those wanting to dip their toe into open water paddling.
Nearest campsite: Walton on Thames CCC (members only)
The River Thames stretches over 340km from Gloucester to Essex, but what makes the leg between Kingston and Richmond so ideal for paddleboarders, as well as how calm it is, is being surrounded by cultural landmarks and an array of natural wildlife.
Nearest campsite: Trefalen Farm
From Stackpole Quay follow the coastline along to, what is often described as the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of the Pembrokeshire coast, the Barafundle Bay. There you can paddle around the cliffs and caves and, if you’re really lucky, hopefully be joined by dolphins and basking sharks.