South Coast Canoes is a new canoe and kayaking shop based on the edge of Dorset and in easy striking distance for Hampshire, Dorset and other South Coast based paddlers. Online sales through their new website cater for paddlers in the rest of the UK and abroad. Although the shop is new, the owner Simon may well be familiar to many paddlers, having managed another paddling shop for a significant period.
SCC is a family run and owned Canoe and Kayak shop, we are passionate about our sport and offering the best impartial advice. We pride ourselves on customer service and customer satisfaction, our goal is to make sure everyone has a smile on their face when they come to visit us.
The shop stocks an impressive range of kit with more brands and equipment appearing all the time. In terms of canoes/kayaks, South Coast Canoes cover sea kayaking, touring, whitewater, sit on top and open canoes with many leading manufacturers represented. Sea Kayaking wise, P&H, Tahe Marine and Dagger kayaks were in stock when I visited along with Touring Kayaks that included Dagger and Islander Kayaks. Sit On Tops were available from Islander and Wilderness Systems.
In terms of PPE and accessories, Simon stocks kit from Peak UK, Typhoon and Palm, with paddles by Palm and Aquabound and is, I believe, also able to source from other brands such as Werner and Celtic Paddles. A very good range of other accessories from safety equipment to trolleys and roofracks were on display and cover a wide range of manufacturers. My visit was shortly after the store had opened and checking their website, the number of brands and items on sale seems to be growing on a weekly basis. As with all the best stores, Simon and his team are all keen paddlers:
All our staff are active paddlers and you can be assured of the very best advice whether you are looking to purchase your first canoe or kayak or are looking for some safety equipment and advice.
Over a decent cuppa and some very fancy biscuits, I had the chance to catch up with Simon and he has some very interesting plans for the future, including running events and courses through South Coast Canoes, from intro sessions through to BCU qualification courses.
Complementary to our sales we also offer a wide range of affordable and practical paddlesport courses to meet both your needs and your budget.
South Coast Canoes is also very active on social media, particularly their Facebook page and it is well worth following them to keep up to date with news, events, courses and the never ending stream of new stock!
Having got to know Simon a little bit over the years, mainly as I spent too much money with him on various kit, he is a very knowledgable paddler and keen to support and help paddlers of all disciplines and levels of ability. I look forward to seeing his new venture grow and develop and from personal experience am very happy to recommend South Coast Canoes.
14 Liberty Close
Woolsbridge Industrial Park
Three Legged Cross
Monday: 09:30 to 17:30
Tuesday: 09:30 to 17:30
Thursda:y 09:30 to 17:30
Friday: 09:30 to 17:30
Saturday: 10:00 to 17:00
Sunday: 10:00 to 16:00