Unleash the Fun with Paddleboarding in Charleston

Charleston’s beautiful climate means that you can enjoy outdoor activities at nearly any time of year! There’s no shortage of things to do outside, and one of our favorites is to get out on the water. See the coast from a new perspective when you go paddleboarding in Charleston. Don’t worry about lugging your board from home to use during your vacation– we have plenty of options here. 

We know you’ll find all the fun on the coast! To get ready for the getaway of a lifetime, access our complimentary DESTINATION GUIDE. In the guide, you will find information on the coolest local spots, attractions, dining, and more in Charleston, South Carolina! 


The 5 Top Spots & Tips for Paddleboarding in Charleston, SC 

Folly Beach

Folly Beach Adventures

FOLLY BEACH ADVENTURES has it all! Whether you’re looking for a golf cart for the week or paddleboard rentals, you can find them here. You can rent stand-up paddleboards by the day or the week. If you’re renting one of our waterfront homes, consider renting one for the week so it’s readily available for a relaxing morning or sunset paddle! Plus, they have SUPs that are suitable for both the ocean and rivers.

Charleston Outdoor Adventures

CHARLESTON OUTDOOR ADVENTURES is all about getting out on the water. Not only do they have paddleboard rentals and kayak tours, but they also have boat tours and fishing charters. They allow you to rent a SUP for either 3 hours or 24 hours at a time. They’re also right next to the famous BOWEN’S ISLAND RESTAURANT, so you can grab a bite afterward! There aren’t any other rental locations in this area of Folly, so it’s truly a unique experience!

Isle of Palms

Carolina Surf and Supply

Carolina Surf and Supply offers paddleboards in many different sizes, so kids can easily enjoy the water too! Their boards range from seven feet long to 12 feet long. They also have boards that can accommodate 300+ pounds. You can rent a paddleboard with a paddle by the day or the week. Life jackets are not included but can be added on for a fee.

Coastal Expeditions

Coastal Expeditions has two locations, one on Shem Creek and one on Isle of Palms. Both offer incredible spots to immerse yourself in the Lowcountry’s waterways. You can rent a paddleboard for two hours or four hours. All the gear that you’ll need is included, and reservations are recommended.

Local Tip: Parking at their Shem Creek location is free. There will be a fee for parking at the Isle of Palms Marina.

Sullivan’s Island

Sealand Adventure Sports

Sealand Adventure Sports sells everything you could possibly need for watersports on the beach from wetsuits to kites for kiteboarding. They also offer paddleboard rentals for a day, three days, or a week. All the gear you’ll need is included, and they’ll even deliver everything right to your Charleston Coast vacation rental!

Book Your Charleston Vacation Today

paddleboarding in charleston

Now that you know everything about paddleboarding in Charleston, book your getaway today! Don’t settle for a boring hotel– a vacation rental is the way to go. We have a variety of stunning homes all over the Charleston Coast, including Folly Beach. Take a look at our VACATION RENTALS and see for yourself! We’re happy to suggest where to get the best Folly Beach kayak rentals, our favorite restaurants, or anything else that will make your getaway special.

Book your getaway today and get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime!


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