SUMMER SUP and KAYAK - Old Head Mayo Beach, Louisburgh.

We could be biased but Old Head Mayo could be Irelands most beautiful beach!
With stunning views and clean, calm waters, Old Head beach just takes our breath away every day.

What we Offer

  • Stunning Location !

    Old head beach and pier is a very safe and idyllic location for Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Kayaking. Whether you're new to Paddle Boarding and Kayaking or not, you will make wonderful memories in our beautiful surroundings.

  • SUP or Kayak !

    We offer Stand Up Paddle Boarding & Kayaking lessons, rentals, tours and summer camps, using the best quality equipment and trained instructors.

  • How many people ?

    We can take up to 16 people Paddle Boarding and up to 16 people on sit on top kayaks per session but we also have our awesome family board which can take up to 8 people at a time! Booking is essential.

  • Safety is our priority !

    We are a registered training school with the Academy of Surfing International. This means that all our SUP instructors are qualified trainers. In addition, all our instructors are also qualified beach lifeguards.

Old Head Mayo - How to Book

As with all water sports, we are very affected by the weather – and we don’t mean rain! We mean wind and wind direction. Strong winds and unsuitable wind direction can force us to close the school some days for safety reasons.

So, we always advise everyone to call Muirti on 086 2597688 prior to booking online and he will check the weather forecast and recommend the best possible days to be on the water, to make the most out of your time with us. We will try our very best to facilitate you.

We are open from Sunrise to Sunset from the May Bank Holiday weekend right through to September and we have organised sessions throughout the day. We will help you choose the best time based on the weather for the days you are staying in the area when you call us.

Our location:

As you arrive down into Old head, you will find our Oak clad container in the main car park. Here you will sign in for your lessons and get kitted out to start your adventure.

We also have a beach station so staff can watch over the water to ensure safety.

There is car parking available but it can get very busy in the height of the summer so give yourself extra time.

There is a Leave No Trace system in place on the beaches so please take home any rubbish and belongings you bring with you. Leave No Trace is very important to us so we thank you in advance for taking part.




  • Places to stay:

    • Old Head Forest Caravan and Camping
    • Louisburgh Apartments
    • Louisburgh Holiday Cottages
    • West View Hotel
    • Plenty of BnB options locally

  • Places to eat and drink nearby:

    • Old Head Café
    • TIA Café Louisburgh
    • Seven Wanders Café
    • Louisburgh 74 Café
    • Good Grazing
    • Stauntons Bar
    • P Dans Bar
    • An Bhun Abhainn
    • The Tavern
    • Melodys Brew Coffee Trailer
    • The Atlantic Grind Coffee Trailer

  • Other activities in the area include:

    • Surfing with SurfMayo at Carrownisky Beach
    • Horseback West
    • The Lost Valley
    • Glenkeen Farm
    • Kitesurfing, Surfing with BigStyle at Cross Beach
    • Westport Walking Tours
    • Ckew Bay Bike Hire and Sea Kayaking
    • Climb The Reek
    • Walk the woodlands of Old Head and pier jump,swim, snorkel!
    • Trip to the Islands!