Drone shot of people paddleboarding on the sea

West Mayo

Louisburgh is Westport’s secret west, where all the beautiful beaches are, with stunning and extraordinary scenery, boosting spectacular views of Croagh Patrick. Old Head Beach and pier is a very safe and idyllic location for Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Kayaking and is known locally as a family beach, safe for swimming, pier jumping, walks in the woods. Whether you’re new to Paddle Boarding and Kayaking or not, you will make wonderful memories in our beautiful surroundings.


This can be a 60min or 90min rental. Kayak rental includes a kayak, paddle, buoyancy aid & wetsuit. Everything you need! When you come for a rental, we have some on-land instructions to help you get going. And set you off in a designated safe area where we will keep a watchful eye. We have both single and double kayaks available

Who is it for?
Kayaking is safe for all ages and all abilities. With children under 10 we require a parent to be on the water with them. All necessary equipment is provided. No experience is necessary for this kayak session. We will run through the basics before you take to the water. They are very easy to paddle. We will also give you a designated area to remain with and a qualified instructor will keep an eye on you from a short distance.

What Is a Kayak rental like?

  • Please arrive a few minutes before your rental starts to get checked in and changed to go on the water.
  • Your instructor will start with a dry land coaching session where they explain basic techniques and everything you need to know to get going on the kayak before you go hit the water to put theory into practice on the water.
  • Your instructor will give you a designated area to enjoy everything you have learned.
  • Your instructor will give you a designated safe zone so that we can keep an eye on you and ensure you are safe and have the best time.

What to Expect

  • Land coachIng session

    SUP Stand Up Paddle Boarding & Kayaking
  • stand up paddle boarding 

    SUP Equipment
  • Instructor for 1 Hour

    SUP Lessons and Rentals
  • Safety and
 self-rescue technIques

    Drone shot of people paddleboarding on the sea
  • Adventure Is out there, you just need to kayak to it

    JustIne Jackson

Paddle Boarding on Beach

VIsitor information

Session start times are: 09.00, 11.00, 13.00, 15.00, 17.00, 19.00
Both learner sessions and rentals all start at these times only.
We ask you to arrive 15 – 20min prior to the start time to change
 and prep so that we are on the water for the time stated.

All you need to bring is swim togs and towels, We recommend shorts and t shirts on the water but have wetsuit’s for you if required. Everyone wears a buoyancy aid. Card and cash payments are welcome 
at the beach, although our remote locations sometimes means reception is non-existent, so please plan ahead.