Places to Paddle

Welcome to our Places to Paddle blog. We’ve collated our favourite paddling routes from around the globe with the help of the Red SUP community. Here you will find plenty of inspiration, from short excursions to longer, more lengthy touring expeditions. Packed full of daily paddling routes and more unique locations to add to your SUP bucket list!

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SUP Dove Lake in the Cradle Mountain National Park, USA
by Jess Davies

SUP Dove Lake in the Cradle Mountain National Park, USA

Dove Lake sits at the base of Tasmania's sixth-highest peak, Cradle Mountain with its rugged rocky outcrops and alpine vegetation. It provides spectacular vistas in every direction. The lake is accessible by vehicle and yet still retains...

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Yardie Creek Gorge Paddleboard Adventure, Australia
by Jess Davies

Yardie Creek Gorge Paddleboard Adventure, Australia

Situated in Cape Range National Park, Yardie Creek is a spectacular site. Formed by a gradual uplifting from the sea floor, fluctuating sea levels and erosion by wind and water, the plain was transformed into a range of rugged...

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SUP South Africa: Explore Addington Beach, Durban
by Robyn Dawson

SUP South Africa: Explore Addington Beach, Durban

Addington Beach is a wide, sandy, clean beach on the Durban beachfront. It’s a smooth safe area of the Indian Ocean, where you can ride a wave, cruise with the dolphins or look back at the impressive city skyline...

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Tropical Tobago: Paddleboarding in the Caribbean
by Jess Davies

Tropical Tobago: Paddleboarding in the Caribbean

Tobago is the tropical twin island to Trinidad and both islands are located just off the beautiful coast of South America. The birthplace of Calypso, Soca and steel pan music, Tobago is a true...

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Paddleboarding in Weed Beach, Darien, USA
by Jess Davies

Paddleboarding in Weed Beach, Darien, USA

Weed Beach in Darien, CT is located about an hour away from Manhattan, up the coast. Metro North Railway makes the trip an easy get-away from the bustle of the city. Weed Beach is one of the town's...

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Paddleboarding at Sydney Harbour, Australia
by Robyn Dawson

Paddleboarding at Sydney Harbour, Australia

Sydney Harbour is considered by many to be the most beautiful harbour in the world. With more than 300 kms of shoreline dotted with sandy beaches, and a backdrop of Australia’s colourful and unique flora, we guarantee you'll...

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Three Cliffs River Paddle on the Gower Coast, South Wales
by Jess Davies

Three Cliffs River Paddle on the Gower Coast, South Wales

This is an amazing paddle experience which starts at the Heritage Centre, on the Gower coast in South Wales. The route takes you past the most spectacular scenery, including views of Pennard Castle, which overlooks the river.

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SUP in Sydney, Spit to Manly
by Samantha Wonnacott

SUP in Sydney, Spit to Manly

Escape the heat of the city and SUP Sydney by discovering the picturesque beaches of the northern shores. Paddle boarding the famous Spit to Manly walk is the perfect way to experience the spectacular views and small...

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SUP into Budapest, Hungary
by Robyn Dawson

SUP into Budapest, Hungary

SUP down Europe’s second longest river and explore the flat, calm waters and riverside villages of the picturesque Danube. Paddle boarding the Danube is a really great way of exploring the spectacular views and small beaches that are...

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SUP in Norway, Nærøyfjord
by Robyn Dawson

SUP in Norway, Nærøyfjord

National Geographic Traveller Magazine’ voted the fjords of Norway the number one "unspoiled travel spot" from a list of 115 destinations around the world.

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SUP in the South West, Salcombe Estuary
by Jess Davies

SUP in the South West, Salcombe Estuary

The Salcombe/Kingsbridge Estuary is a picturesque body of water located in the South West of England in an Area of Natural Beauty (AONB). There are some stunning coastal walks and views surround this estuary but its real highlight...

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SUP in Western Australia - Explore Shoalwater Bay
by Robyn Dawson

SUP in Western Australia - Explore Shoalwater Bay

Explore the glorious Indian Ocean by stand-up paddle board and discover one of the best places to SUP in Western Australia. The Shoalwater Marine Park is located just 45 minutes south of Perth and is best known for the crystal-clear...

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SUP in Latvia: Paddleboarding on the Gauja River
by Robyn Dawson

SUP in Latvia: Paddleboarding on the Gauja River

The Gauja River is a beautiful paddle boarding river, located in north-central Latvia in the region of Vidzeme. It is the largest river in Latvia with much of the flow winding its way through the stunning Gauja National Park and the ancient Gauja valley....

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SUP in New South Wales, Australia
by Robyn Dawson

SUP in New South Wales, Australia

Bayview is a beautiful location for paddle boarding for many reasons. Aptly named, it overlooks the bay of Pittwater an important national heritage, making it a perfect spot to SUP in New South Wales and take in the...

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SUP at Twin Lakes, Connecticut
by Jess Davies

SUP at Twin Lakes, Connecticut

Twin Lakes in Salisbury CT is a place that does not feel like Connecticut. Nestled in the southern Berkshires, Twin Lakes offers all the views and summer vibes. You can see the summit of Bear Mountain ( the tallest...