Coronavirus covid-19 - updated 14th July 2020

For guidance regarding hire, tours and lessons please click on the button above.


Our retail store is now open, before heading over, please check that we are available as we will not be open every day.

Certain restrictions will apply:

A maximum of 6 people at any one time will only be allowed in store

A one way system is in operation

The changing rooms will be unavailable and customers will not be permitted to try on clothing or wetsuits etc

Refunds and exchanges will not be offered (unless covered by the sale of goods act)

As from 24th July face coverings must be worn in store

Our online store and click and collect service will remain available 


We would also like to thank all our customers for their patience, support and understanding through these difficult times. 


Latest government advice can be found here:


The premier kayak and stand up paddle board hire shop / centre in North Devon


Lots of watersport    activities for all ages, abilities and group sizes


Kayak and stand up paddle board lessons by fully qualified instructors


For the best sea kayak guided tours. Longest established and most experienced and qualified.


All your kayak and stand up paddle board equipment and essentials


Ideal for stag and hen, schools and clubs. The only AALA licensed company in Combe Martin

The OSKC - Outdoor Shop & Kayak Centre is located in Combe Martin, North Devon and is the premier kayak and stand up paddle board hire / sales centre in North Devon, along with being the only company operating out of Combe Martin that is AALA licensed and that have British Canoeing qualified kayak and stand up paddle board instructors. We also offer various other watersport activities including our very popular sea kayak guided tours, so please check out the Activities | Hire | Kayak Tours tab for further information. Our qualified British Canoeing instructors and sea kayak guides enable us to offer kayaking and stand up paddle boarding lessons and taster sessions for all ages and abilities. Most of our kayak tours and lessons are on sit-on-top type kayaks, easy to use and very stable. We are also able to offer local knowledge experience and lessons in cockpit sea kayaks by our ex HM Coastguard instructor. We are situated just 50m from the beach with pay and display parking next to our centre. We are within easy reach of Ilfracombe, Woolacombe, Braunton, Croyde, Barnstaple, Lynton and Lynmouth. Bideford, Westward-Ho! and Appledore are about 45 minutes drive away.  

Kayaking and stand up paddle boarding in Combe Martin has become very popular and is now one of the "must things to do" in North Devon, It also boasts  some of the best scenery in the united kingdom as well as being one of the safest bays to paddle.  If the surf is flat or you want a break from surfing then join us for a relaxing paddle around our stunning coastline.

Our shop is well stocked having all your kayak and stand up paddle board essentials including paddles, new and used kayaks for sale, wetsuits, buoyancy aids/life jackets and decks. Brands including Palm, Dagger, Wilderness Systems - Tarpon, Islander, Wave Sport, Tiki and Dryrobe.