As temperatures rise, the water just gets more and more inviting, doesn’t it? Camplify and Bluefin SUPs have teamed up to bring you some of the best spots in the UK for paddleboarding this summer, combined with some awesome coastal campsites – so each morning when you wake up, you’ll be just a stone’s throw from the action.
The beauty of hiring a van for your adventures is being able to jump from place to place whenever you please, with nothing holding you back. All Bluefin paddle boards are inflatable, so no need to worry about roof racks, you can simply inflate in the morning, deflate in the evening, pack it in the van and head to your next bucket list SUP spot.
Choose from thousands of vans available to hire with Camplify, and pack your all inclusive Bluefin SUP package. Then it’s simply windows down, and music up as you head for your perfect SUP destination.
Cuckmere Haven, East Sussex
One of the most spectacular waterways in the UK, located just down the road from the Seven Sisters and meandering toward the south coast. There is a real sense of calm and serenity, and if you head down around sunset or sunrise, you’ll take in some breathtaking scenery.
Stay close by at Bramley Park Camping. Surrounded by protected woodland, you’ll feel like you’re staying in a forested oasis on this eco-conscious site. Bramley Park have embraced rewilding and sustainability with both hands, and truly support the environment and local wildlife.
Burgh Island, Devon
The perfect place to experience open water SUP, just off the Devon coast. Peppered with coves and caves for you to explore, it’ll only take you around an hour to travel around this little island, so it’ll feel like a real adventure.
Stay at the nearby Mount Molly Farm, which is strict about low noise levels, leaving everyone that stays room to focus on the incredible views. Set on a sloping field in South Hams, you’re overlooking the wide open waters of the Devon coast. It might be a no frills site, but they ensure that their guests are sufficiently caffeinated to start the day, with a Beach Barista coffee cabin on site.
The best thing about Bluefin paddleboards is they’re all inflatable, easily fitting into SUP backpacks (which come included) so they’re super easy to transport to and from the beach. Just roll up and go!
Stackpole Quay, Pembrokeshire
The SUP route from Stackpole Quay to Barafundle Bay is a bit of a right of passage. Take in the beautiful limestone cliff sides, bays and caves of the Pembrokeshire coast line, and keep your eyes peeled for a visiting seal or dolphin.
Parke Farm camping couldn’t be closer to the action. Set in Pembrokeshire National Park, less than 4 miles from blue flag beaches, and with seriously low light pollution, you can paddle by day, and head back to your van for some stargazing.
It’s never too early to get kids into paddleboarding, they’ll love climbing aboard their own mini-sized SUP with the Cruise Junior, perfectly proportioned for petite paddlers.
Porthcurno Beach, Cornwall
In terms of raw beauty, few beaches anywhere can match it; near white sand, crystal clear turquoise water and an amphitheatre of rugged granite cliffs as a backdrop. Head out during low tide and head toward Logan island, where you’ll find small sandy islands you can paddle too, and take in the views.
Camp just up the road at Trevedra. The campsite is situated on a working farm, and it’s gorgeous, people have actually come here to spend their their honeymoon. Armed with a shop and café on site (freshly baked warm pasties for breakfast anyone?) and a footpath down to the spectacular Sennen Cove, we’re fairly certain you’ll like it here.
If you’re looking to do a bit of yoga or pilates while in serene landscapes, the Aura Fit SUP has you covered. Specially designed for yoga, there’s an extra wide deck for total balance and stability, and no annoying handles or cargo areas getting in the way, so you can safely stay in your Zen!
Isle of Arran, North Aryshire
This is the kind of SUP scenery you won’t find anywhere but Scotland. Vast, dramatic rolling hills just above the waterline, sandy bays and an ever changing coastline. Start out at Whitling Bay, and paddle up the Firth of Clyde and take in the island’s pretty coastline villages, toward Holy island.
Got a paddling partner? Take the Cruise 15’ Tandem. It easily carries two passengers (plus a four-legged friend!) so you can share the experience in a brand new way.
As Scotland is one of the only places you can wild camp – we won’t need to recommend a campsite for you, but we would recommend that you familiarise yourself with rules here.