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Paddle Boarding Brighton

Your Guide to Paddle boarding in Brighton

Hi there, I’m Nick you may well see me paddling ( or falling in! ) off the beach around Brighton. I setup paddle boarding Brighton as a site to help people hoping to get out for a paddle in this vibrant city.

The number of people out paddle boarding ( mainly in summer! ) is rapidly increasing. I think Brighton is one of the best cities in the world to be a paddleboarder! It’s easy arrange paddle board hire in Brighton but try to book in advance if you can especially on hot days. For those of you that are just starting out you’re in luck as there are a few great places to book paddle board lessons in Brighton.

Another great thing I love about being paddler in Brighton is the people! Anyone who has visited Brighton will know that most of the time it’s an incredibly friendly and welcoming city. This warmth and openness extends out onto the water, if you’re paddle boarding along Brighton’s seafront you’re going to bump into a few felow paddlers and most will stop for a quick chat on route ( just try not to fall in mid conversation ).

Is Brighton good for paddle boarding?

Whether it be soaking up the sounds rolling across the water from Tempest bar whilst on a summer session between Palace Pier & West pier or having to fight a growing south westerly wind on your way from the Marina down to Kemptown, Brighton has an incredible seascape, paddle boarding in Brighton is the best!

more than Just brighton

I know this site is called paddleboarding Brighton but in reality I think the whole of East Sussex has incredible places to get out on the water. The county is gifted with meandering rivers ( the Adur has so many adventures on its own ), plenty of excellent seaside towns ( a paddleboard around Worthing pier from the East is an excellent example ).


If you’re a Londoner and feeling like you need to escape it all Brighton is the best ocean paddle boarding spot period ( feel free to hunt me down on Instagram if you would like to correct me on this. ) for a weekend away from the big smoke. Brighton is less than an hour on the train from central London with today’s inflatable paddleboards you can simply pump up when you get down here or hire a paddleboard from Brighton when you get down here. If you do bring your own inflatable don’t forget there’s a little bit of a walk from the station down to the Palace Pier, worse case you can always shove the paddleboard in the back of a taxi outside Brighton station but otherwise you’re in for a long 20 minute walk ( based on someone struggling down Queens road with all their paddleboarding gear on their back ), you have been warned! I would also leave your paddle boarding gear to the left side of Brighton’s palace pier it’s quieter during the summer months and you can launch from there and head straight out round the back of the Victorian marvel that is the Palace Pier ( don’t forget to wave at the people on the amusement rides on your way round ).


If you’re looking for more information one the paddleboarding routes and where you can SUP in Brighton please take a look at the guide to paddle boarding routes in Brighton.

Last Updated on 8th July 2022 by Brighton Paddler