This is the Year of the Sea.
In 2018 discover new epic
experiences on the shores of Wales.

Taster Session

We start with an introduction on the beach and then go off on our knees and have a go at standing up, once you feel happy with standing on the board we explore a few different ways of navigating the board and then head off towards the Harbour or Wisemans Bridge depending on the wind direction.

SUP Safari

The SUP Safari is ideal for paddle boarders at an intermediate level. We organise SUP Safari’s in Saundersfoot, Tenby and the Estuary. Contact us for more information.

Mega Board

Our Mega board is great for all groups; if you are organising a hen or a stag do or the next day out with your team, search no longer. We can organise early bird paddles with a brunch afterwards or sun set paddles with a bbq on the beach. Contact us for more information.

Equipment hire

If you know the basics and want the freedom of exploring the coast on your own, then our equipment hire is the right thing for you.

Taster Session



Duration: 1.5 hours

Level: beginner - intermediate

Location: Saundersfoot

1h or 2h alternative duration available

Equipment included

SUP Safari



Duration: 2 hours

Level: intermediate - advanced

Locations: Saundersfoot, Tenby & Estuary

1,5h or 3h alternative duration available

Equipment included

Mega Board



Max 6 people

Level: intermediate - advanced

Locations: Saundersfoot

Option with brunch or bbq available

Buoyancy aids included

Equipment hire


/1 hour

2h £20

3h £25

1 day £40

Location: Saundersfoot

Buoyancy aids & leash included

*Please note that the minimum age for all SUP sessions is 8 as per the WSA (Water Skill Academy) standards.


Paddleboard School Saundersfoot

Open from May - oct 18

Pembrokeshire in Southwest Wales was the UK’s first ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ and has the UK’s only coastal National Park. Unsurprisingly, it boasts some of the finest coastal scenery anywhere and paddlers visiting for the first time are often blown away by the place! For paddle boarders Pembrokeshire has it all; beautiful beaches, cliffs, estuaries and islands, populated by wildlife galore. Saundersfoot is only one out of several stunning locations suitable for paddle boarding, but it is our favourite spot especially because it offers a big protected bay for paddle boarders from every level.

Visit us in Coppet Hall, Saundersfoot or join us on one of our safaris in the Estuary. All lessons are held in calm waters. It’s a fun and enjoyable way of discovering places that are only accessible from the water. And it is a sociable sport that can be enjoyed by the whole family, groups, or team members. 

About the Location

We are based at Coppet Hall Beach next to The Big Beach surf shop. There is a big car park in front of Coppet Hall Beach Center (unfortunately not suitable for high vehicles). Other parking spaces can be found in Saundersfoot and at the Harbour of Saundersfoot. It’s only a 10min. walk from the center of Saundersfoot: follow the road behind the cottages along the coast and go through the tunnel. There are toilets, changing rooms, showers, and a Kiosk for tea and coffee at Coppet Hall Beach Center.

by train

We are 20min away from Saundersfoot train station. Take the bus (351 or 381) into Saundersfoot (stop at Arcade) and then walk along the coast to Coppet Hall (through the tunnel).

by car

23 miles from Carmarthen, 7 miles from Narberth and 3 miles from Tenby. Get off the main road towards Saundersfoot and follow the one-way-system in the center of Saundersfoot. Go all the way up the hill then follow the signs towards Wisemans bridge.


About the instructors

Alain was born in Northern Ireland in a small town called Portrush. He has had 25 years of sea experience, from starting surfing from a young age of 11, and has been very active in local water sport clubs throughout the years. He started life guarding in the water world in Portrush at the age of 16 and moved up to life guarding in France. In addition to Stand-Up Paddleboarding Alain holds a Surf Coach qualification through WSA. He is also passionate in skiing holding the highest level of teaching in Europe as a Basi Level Four, working in Morzine as a ski instructor during the winter season.

Caroline has spent her last 3 summers in Pembrokeshire. She is a qualified SUP instructor and deals with the website and administrative side of Good Trails.  She is also interested in Pilates and how to use certain exercises to improve your performance on a SUP.  This has especially proven to be useful for getting up on your board if you have knee injuries or other ailments.

Had a fun family lesson with Alan to attempt stand up paddleboarding. Great fun and we all managed to stand up and paddle! Went almost down to Monkstone point and back. Learnt a few balancing tricks, Alan was a good teacher and very patient with us. Would definitely recommend and not a problem if it's raining!

Beginners lesson

Alan took my daughter and her teenage friend half way to Monkstone Point and back. The level of communication was excellent as we had to re-arrange due to poor weather. Alan was helpful and encouraging and the kids had a great time and would do it again! Good gear too - new boards and paddles.

Great entertainment on a clowdy afternoon​


Coppet Hall Beach
Saundersfoot SA69 9AJ
Pembrokeshire, Wales
+44 (0)77 84 35 44 00


132B Route du Cret
74110 Essert Romand
Haute Savoie, France
+33 (0)6 52 37 74 58