STORE HOURS: 9-6pm Mon-Sat 9-5pm Sun
RENTAL HOURS: 9-4pm Sat-Sun
Southwind Kayak Center Newport Beach Rental Base
Our on-the-water location is a short paddle away from Newport Harbor and the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve! We rent single kayaks, double kayaks, sea kayaks, and paddle boards.
Regular Rental Hours
Saturday - Sunday 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
*Last kayaks/boards go out at 3:00 P.M. and must be back by 4:00 P.M.
Newport Rental Address and Directions:
-Look for the "Southwind Kayak Rentals" sign on Bayside Drive across the street from Chevron
-Immediately turn left into the parking lot (Bayside Village Marina)
-Drive all the way through until you find us under the bridge
Is parking free?
Yes. You may park for free under the bridge.
Do we need to make reservations?
No. All rentals are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes, we accept all major credit cards.
I’ve never kayaked before! Can I do this?
Of course! Kayaking is a fun activity for all age groups and fitness levels. Our staff is happy to give you a quick run-through before you begin.
What should I bring?
Sunscreen, sandals, light clothing, sunglasses and hats—what you’d typically bring to the beach. We provide all the rest.
Is there an age requirement?
Paddlers going alone on single kayaks or paddle boards must be 13 or older. Children, infants, and even pets may be accompanied by adults on kayaks or paddle boards.