Welcome to the Ocean Sports Centre, located in the stunning  St. Ives Bay on Carbis Bay beach. Relaxing in the sun or getting on the water could not be easier. We have everything you need the moment your toes touch the sand – from lessons, beach hire (deck chairs & wind breaks) SUP safari’s, eco tours or splash and dash equipment hire (kayaks or stand up paddle boards). Simply click on our activities menu to see the full list of what we can offer you.

Our team of coaches and instructors coach at a national level, we are an accredited centre by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) and an accredited centre of excellence by the internationally recognised Association of Surfing Instructors (ASI).

And if all this is not reason enough to come visit us, Carbis Bay Beach is the only privately owned Blue flag beach in the country.

Have a holiday to remember; go for the adventure…




Want to turn your holiday into an Adventure?

Try one of our Adventure Tours. At the Ocean Sports Centre we have an amazing variety of water water craft to get you out on  the water and start your adventure. From complete beginners, to experienced old sea dogs we have the perfect adventure just waiting for you.

Our adventures are perfect for a family day out, a party or some water based team building – there actually is nothing like messing around on the water and it will be the highlight of your trip.

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Ocean Sports Hire Centre


Fancy trying a Kayak or SUP?

Our Hire Centre located on Carbis Bay Beach is the ideal way to get a taster of what it’s like to get onto the ocean. Our hire equipment is maintained to the highest standards and with our instructors on hand you can always glean a few handy tips before you head out.
We are a fully AALA Accredited Centre – this ensures we have the correct support craft and safety procedures in place if you should ever need assistance.

You do not need to book for hire, just turn up at the beach.

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The Ocean Sports Center, Carbis Bay
born out of a passion for the ocean and a desire to share it with others



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Our Accreditations

At The Ocean Sports Center we take the safety of our customers and staff extremely seriously. We are proud of our Accreditations and are commited to providing the best and safest watersports facilities in Cornwall

We are accredited by the Academy of Surfing. The Global organisation for Surf and paddle instructors.

Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

Adventure activities licensing ensures that activity providers follow good safety management practices. These should allow young people to experience exciting and stimulating activities outdoors without being exposed to avoidable risks.


Get in Touch with Us

If you have any questions about The Ocean Sports Center, would like to book a lesson or find out about our great deals for parties, please drop us a line using one of the phone numbers below or the Contact form and we will be in touch

Our Location

Carbis Bay Beach
Carbis Bay
St Ives
TR26 2TL

Contact Us

Phone 1: 07533 695 031
Phone 2: 07970629493

Email: glenn@oceansportuk.com

Staffed Hours

In Season: 7 days a week:
9-00am to 6-00pm
Out of Season:
By Appointment and Club times only*

*See the events calendar for club times

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