Low Season Hours

November 1st - April 15th
Thursday - Monday Open 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Tours meet at 9am
Tuesdays, Wednesdays Closed
Tours, Classes, and morning rentals available 7 days a week with advanced booking.
Call 805.773.3500 during regular hours or call/text 805.748.2120 during non-business hours for reservations, information, and retail help.

Central Coast Kayaks

Paddle. Enjoy. Explore the magnificent waters of the Central Coast

Welcome to Central Coast Kayaks! We are a full service kayak shop offering Tours of the Central Coast from Avila to Pismo, Classes to help make you a better paddler, and Rentals if you'd prefer to do your own thing. Central Coast Kayaks has everything you need to get out on the water. We carry products by Necky, Ocean Kayaks, Old Town, Jackson Kayak, Aquabound, and Werner. As an NRS dealer, we supply a wide variety of accessories. Need to transport your boat? Central Coast Kayaks carries the full line of Thule and Yakima car racks and accessories. We are located half way between LA and San Francisco. Ten miles south of San Luis Obispo in Shell Beach, just off highway 101 and only a block from the ocean.

Paddle Early

Paddling early will maximize your time and pleasure on the water with the best sea conditions and more visible wildlife. Early morning is the ideal time for paddling! Make a reservation to paddle before noon.

Special Rental Deals

Check out our Midweek Special. Rent a kayak after 1pm on Monday and return it by 1pm on Thursday and pay for only three hours! Subject to availability.


Congratulations to John Bonaventure who is now an official member of Jackson Kayak's Exploration Team! We are lucky to have his experience and expertise here on the Central Coast.