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The most beautiful destinations for paddle boarding with the family

Stand up paddle boarding has become the hot sport of the moment, and for good reason: this activity, which combines the best of surfing and kayaking, is accessible to everyone and allows you to fully enjoy the water while creating unforgettable memories. If you are looking for a fun activity for your next family holiday, paddle boarding is the ideal solution! Discover our selection of the most beautiful destinations to practice this activity with your family and enjoy the sensations of the ocean.

Destinations at sea

Faire du paddle en famille sur la plage de Fort Mahon

The Bay of the Somme

Located in the North of France, the Baie de Somme offers breathtaking landscapes and ideal conditions for paddle boarding with the family. The calm and shallow waters of Fort-Mahon Plage and Mers Les Bains, are perfect for beginners, while the more experienced can venture into the more rugged areas, such as Saint-Valery-sur-Somme. Many activities at sea are also suitable for families: a trip in a Polynesian canoe to observe the seals, a boat cruise on the Somme river or a moment of relaxation on the immense sandy and pebble beaches.

The Calanques of Marseille

The Calanques de Marseille are a beautiful place to paddle with the family. With its crystal clear waters and steep cliffs, this area is a true paradise for paddle lovers young and old. Paddle boards can be rented on site. Share an unforgettable experience with your family through kayaking trips, a walk in the cove of Port Miou in Cassis, or a swim in the cove of Sugiton.


Brittany is popular for its wild coasts and picturesque islands. The bay of Quiberon and the Crozon peninsula are must-see places for paddle boarding with the family. You can also explore the islands of Brittany, such as Belle-Île-en-Mer and the Ile de Groix, by paddle boarding. Children will enjoy activities such as sea kayaking, “rand’eau webbée”, sand yachting or water walking.

Lake destinations

Lake Annecy

Located in the French Alps, Lake Annecy is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in Europe and a must-see spot for paddle boarding. With its crystal clear waters surrounded by majestic mountains, the lake offers ideal conditions for this discipline. Annecy also offers many places and water activities, such as canoeing, diving or sailing, as well as private lessons.

Lake Bourget

Also located in the Alps, Lake Bourget is the largest natural lake in France. The waters of the lake are clear and cool, ideal for swimming and paddle boarding. Families can also enjoy many of the activities on offer, such as water skiing, diving, hiking and biking to enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery.

Destinations pour faire du paddle en famille sur un lac

The lake of Serre-Ponçon

Located in the Hautes-Alpes, the Serre-Ponçon lake is an artificial lake created by the construction of a dam. Surrounded by mountains and forests, the lake offers breathtaking scenery. Discover its many secluded beaches and coves to explore by paddle boarding, as well as water activities such as fishing, water skiing or kayaking.

River destinations

The Verdon Gorges

The Gorges du Verdon are located in the south-east of France and offer breathtaking landscapes for all paddle lovers. This destination is ideal for families looking to spend their holidays exploring the turquoise waters through a multitude of activities such as family rafting, aqua hiking, canoeing and much more!

Paddle en famille dans la Vallée de la Dordogne

The Dordogne Valley

The Dordogne is a winding river that winds through southwestern France. A perfect destination for families who want to combine the pleasure of paddling with the discovery of nature, castles and picturesque villages. Children will especially enjoy swimming in the river or in the water parks, canoeing and diving. There’s nothing better than the Dordogne Valley to take the plunge.

Destinations pour faire du paddle en famille en Ardèche

The Gorges de l'Ardèche

The Gorges de l’Ardèche is a popular destination for paddle boarding with the family. The calm waters of the river offer ideal conditions for beginners, while the spectacular natural scenery of Vallon Pont d’Arc or Saint-Martin d’Ardèche, make it a must-see destination for nature lovers. The Gorges are also a real playground for families with a wide range of activities: canoeing, boating, caving, swimming…

Some of Europe's top destinations!

Discover a whole new world of adventure with our selection of exciting family paddle boarding destinations in Europe.

Paddle en famille sur les îles canaries

Canary Islands, Spain

The Canary Islands are a great choice for paddle boarding with the family, as the waters are generally calm and warm. You will be able to take full advantage of your paddle and according to your desires: in initiation lessons, improvement, on a ride or in the waves.

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes is a national park located in Croatia, famous for its waterfalls, lakes, and natural beauty. Calm and shallow, the lakes are perfect for paddle boarding with the family. You’ll also discover hiking trails around the national park to explore the natural beauty of the area.

France is a treasure trove of paradisiacal spots to explore by paddle, the activity par excellence that combines sport, nature and adventure, alone or with family or friends. To narrow down your searches, it’s important to consider the weather, skill level, and any local attractions the place has to offer for you and your loved ones. From lakes, to rivers, to beautiful coastal areas, you’re sure to find the perfect place to create memories that will last a lifetime.

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