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!

Holiday Closures
  • Closed on Wednesday Nov 21st & Thursday 22nd, 2019 for rentals and retail.
  • December 25 and January 1st 2019
  • 4th of July: All rentals must be back by 3:30 pm
Hours: September 15, 2018 – March 15, 2019

Monday – Thursday

  • 9am-12pm: Tours & Rentals
  • 12pm-5pm: Retail


  • Tours only

Friday – Sunday

  • 9am-5pm

Strong winds or swell may cancel rentals

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.