Paddle. Explore. Discover. Life is short...Paddle hard!

Welcome to Central Coast Kayaks! We are your local, full service kayak shop. Proudly offering tours of the Central Coast, camps and classes to expand your abilities, guided kayak fishing trips, rentals of kayaks, fishing kayaks, & paddleboards, and the best kayak repair crew on the coast!

Central Coast Kayaks has everything you need to get on the water. We offer a wide variety of paddling gear and accessories including kayaks from FeelFree Kayaks, Jackson KayaksPerception KayaksViking Kayaks, Vibe Kayaks, Wilderness Systems Kayaks, and accessories from the best brands today such as YakAttack, Yak-Gear, NRS, MTI Life Jackets, Werner Paddles, and marine electronics from Shark Shield, Lowrance, Raymarine, Cobra, and Standard Horizon. We also offer a large selection of fishing tackle and frozen bait. For our complete line of products or to order online, visit our online store at PRO Kayak Fishing.

Central Coast Kayaks is half way between Los Angeles and San Francisco and only ten miles south of San Luis Obispo in Shell Beach. Conveniently located just off highway 101 and only a block up from the beach.

Stop by, let’s have an adventure!

2019 Hours

(Rentals and Tours are dependent on Weather)

Jan 2 -March 31
Tours/rentals: 7 days/week (pre-booked)
Fri-Mon 9am-5pm rentals, retail, tours
* Last rental goes out at 2:00pm must be back by 3:30pm.

April 1-Jun15
Tours/rentals: 7 days/week (pre-booked)
Monday-Thursday 12pm-5pm retail
* Last rental goes out at 3:000pm must be back by 4:30pm
Friday-Sun 9am-5pm retail, rentals, tours.

June 16-Sept 30th
9am-5pm daily retail, rentals, tours
* Last rental goes out at 3:000pm must be back by 4:30pm

Oct 1-Dec 30th
Tours/rentals: 7 days/week (pre-booked)
Monday-Thursday 12pm-5pm retail
* Last rental goes out at 2:00pm must be back by 3:30pm
Friday-Sun 9am-5pm retail, rentals, tours

Closed:
Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas, New Years Day

The morning is the ideal time to get on the water, before the wind comes up. Paddling early will maximize your time and experience on the water providing the best conditions and offering better opportunities for viewing wildlife. When booking a tour or rental consider paddling before noon.