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Central Coast Kayaks

Your full-service kayak shop on the Central Coast 🐬
Stop by, let’s have an adventure! 😎

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We also sell a wide variety of kayaks, accessories, and fishing gear.

Check out our online store by clicking the button below:


Discover a world of adventure with Central Coast Kayaks (CCK)—your local, full-service kayak shop since 1993! 

Offering a wide range of services, from sales and rentals to tours, classes, and repairs. Our knowledgeable team is dedicated to providing the best gear and accessories from top brands such as FeelFree, Vibe, YakAttack, and more. 

Join us and explore the Central Coast on one of our tours or expand your skills with our camps or classes. Our tours are the perfect way to experience the stunning natural beauty of the region, led by our expert guides who will show you hidden gems and share their knowledge of the local ecology and history.

Need some gear? We also offer guided kayak fishing trips and a large selection of fishing tackle and kayak accessories. Visit our online store at for our complete product line. 

Come stop by! We’re located in Shell Beach, just off Highway 101 and only a block up from the beach, we’re halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco and only ten miles south of San Luis Obispo. 

Paddle, explore, and discover with CCK—life is short, so paddle hard!


Awesome Cave Kayak Tour!

They provided all the gear and we had two guides that expertly took us on an amazing adventure. They also provided water and snacks. Up close, we saw pelicans, sea lions, cormorants and even a white-tailed kite! Both guides take photos of the whole trip and all the photos are free at the end of the trip.

– John W. | TripAdvisor
Great outing with Kristin and Kristian

My girlfriend and I took our 13 year old daughters on a 3 hour trip over labor day weekend. We booked last minute and were thankful we got in. Overall GREAT outing with plenty of fun for all adventure levels. My daughter and I got dumped a couple times and they caught some awesome pics of us that are definitely framable. Very well run organization!

– Tim E. | TripAdvisor
Amazing guides, views, experience!

Christian & Ethan were outstanding guides on the dinosaur kayak tour … this trip isn’t for the wimpy ones & had such an excellent time going through the caves.. felt totally safe with Christian & Ethan!! This was the highlight of my weekend!! Can’t wait to go again!!

– Kimberly B. | TripAdvisor
Cave Tour

What an awesome tour. You see a whole other side of the coast out on the water. The staff was super helpful and fun. My husband and I had a blast on this trip and would recommend it to anyone. The novice kayakers were helped and watched over the whole trip which was good. And the guides were vigilant to anyone that may have trouble. Well worth it to take this trip.

– JoAnne F. | TripAdvisor
Truly the best kayak shop on the Central Coast!!

This is my 3rd kayak from Central Coast Kayaks in the last 6 years and once again a great experience!!! Tom and Rich always give the best recommends and help when it comes to picking my new kayak and rigging. They had everything I needed in stock to add the accessories I was wanting. Get to have fun this weekend making the kayak unique to me. I am sure I will be back in to get more goodies.

– Jodi M. | Yelp