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Shore Thing

Two girls on pedal kayaks.


Specialists in all things Hobie for 23 years – from kayaks, to catamarans and boards.

Discover everything we have to offer

We will help to guide you to your perfect Hobie and then you can come and demo it on the water. We will also fit out your new boat with any accessories you might need and give you a full boat handover.

eBike rental

Explore the local area around Rockley Park.  There are so many great places to go within easy reach or Rockley Park especially if you are on an Ebike.  You can explore the wooded trailways of Upton Country Park, travel round the edges of Poole Harbour on one of Poole’s many cycle trailways.  Explore historic Poole Quay , then head back to Rockley Park via the lifting bridge and beautiful Hamworthy Park.

Family Friendly – We use ebikes that can take pillion passengers and childrens bike seats so that the whole family can join in exploring the local area without having to worry about parking. The kids will be pleased to know that on this short tour there are a total of 3 fantastic kids play areas for you to stop at and enjoy.

Pedal kayak rental

A unique experience to Rockley Park – Pedal driven kayak rental.

Hobie have reinvented kayaking and made it easy and accessible to all.   You will be amazed at how easy it is to power these kayaks using your legs, you will be able to explore the beauty of Poole Harbour without getting tired out.  Not only are Hobie Kayaks fast they are also super stable and really easy to use.

The Pedal Drive on the kayaks can be adjusted to comfortably suit any height of passenger from 10 years old up and the raised mesh adjustable seats are so comfortable that you could sit in them all day

All safety equipment and instruction is provided.

Stand Up Pedalboard rental

A unique experience to Rockley Park – Stand up Pedalboards!

These boards are far more stable than a paddleboard thanks to the steering handlebars which give you plenty of extra stability.  Powered by a simple stepping motion they are also surprisingly quick.  Enjoy this combination of fun and fitness.

All safety equipment and instruction provided.

Sail kayak tours

Guided Sail Kayak Tours are a fantastic way to explore Poole Harbour.  You and your family will be on your own Hobie Tandem Island accompanied by a Safety Boat and one of our qualified instructors.  The instructor will guide you in how to use the kayak and the sail and they will also take you on a tour of the harbour.  There are 2 comfortable seats on the boat as well as 2 pedal drives for propulsion, children can sit out on the trampolines.  The hboie Tandem Island is a great introduction to sailing and it is suitable for everyone, even if you have never sailed before.  Our instructor will help you to learn the basics of using the fully furling sail to propel you through the water.

Our Sail Kayak Trips are two and a half hours long including 20 minutes on land to be shown the basic controls on the boat.

There are a limited number of tours available each week so we recommend pre-booking to avoid disappointment.

Guided kayak fishing trips

These tours are suited to those with prior fishing experience whether from the bank or a boat.  These unique guided kayak fishing tours are a great way to take your fishing to the next level.   You will love the freedom of steering your pedal driven kayak to the perfect fishing spot.  Our experienced guide will help guide you to the best fishing sites and advise you on suitable lures to use.

Rods and lures will be provided as well as safety equipment and instruction.

There is only one tour available each week so spaces are very limited, advanced booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Suitable for those with prior fishing experience, aged 14 and up.  We also ask that you have a reasonable level of fitness in order to keep up with the group.

Guide Prices

Please see website for all hire information.

Opening Times

Opening Times (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
Tuesday - Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Shore Thing
The Hobie Centre
Rockley Beach
BH15 4LZ
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Call direct on:

Tel01202 671 661


Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Car – Travel on the main road through Rockley Park towards the beach. Take the right bend downhill toward the beach. Shore Thing can be found on the left-hand corner 50 metres down the hill. (Opposite Rockley Boat Park)

On Foot – Walk down the footpath to the beach, cross the beach towards the carpark, passing the Harbours Edge Cafe on your right. Walk through the car park towards the boatyard. Shore Thing is about 75 m along the road on the right-hand side, after Rockley Watersports.

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