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 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.

Stand up paddle boardIng

We love paddleboardIng! The beauty of this activity (stand up paddle boarding), is that it is a great entry-level sport and perfect for everyone. Where surfing meets canoeing, you stand or kneel on a board with a paddle to guide and steer you. It’s a really fun and exhilarating way to enjoy being out on the water in the fresh air.

Our stand up paddle boarding lessons are guided by one of our friendly instructors and take place every day — weather permitting.

This 90 minute class is a perfect introduction to paddle boarding for anyone who has no experience and who has not done a lesson before. During this session you will take to the tranquil waters to learn the fundamentals of stand up paddleboarding. Once this lesson is completed, you can come back and hire a board anytime.

Who Is it for?

Anyone is welcome to join. This class is great for a family outing and we can organise every age to be on the water with you. If you want it just for the kids, then we recommend 10 years and older when a parent is not on the water.

We find this activity perfect for those wanting some solitude and also perfect for those who want to feel part of a group having fun.

We ask everyone to complete a lesson with us first to learn all about how to paddle correctly, learn a small bit on tides and wind so you can better understand the safety element and most importantly we teach you how to self-rescue and get back on the board if you decide to go for a swim .

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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
  • Worry less – paddle more

    Laura WIlliams

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 wetsuits for you if required. Everyone wears a buoyancy aid. Card and cash payments welcome at the beach, although our remote locations sometimes means reception is non-existent, so please plan ahead.