The entire Big Bear area is a haven for lovers of all things outdoors. Here, you can take in the beautiful surroundings of Big Bear Lake. One of the most popular ways to enjoy the serene, pleasant views of Big Bear Lake is by paddle boarding this Southern California paradise, which you can participate in just about anywhere along the lake.
In the serene town of Big Bear, California, you can expect to find a number of unique facets that truly make this alpine oasis stand out in comparison to the rest of Southern California. A departure from the swathes of overcrowded beaches and amusement parks, Big Bear is a peaceful mountain town renowned for its striking mountain views, ample skiing and snowboarding in the winter, pleasant hiking and biking during the summer, vast forests with extensive trail networks, and Big Bear Lake—an enormous manmade lake that is the ultimate destination for water-based sports and leisurely activities.
The sport of paddleboarding is particularly popular at Big Bear Lake because of the smooth, calm nature of the water and the diverse range of coves hidden in areas where boats can’t quite reach. Read on to learn more about where you can go to take lessons, rent equipment, and more for Big Bear paddle boarding!
Paddleboarding Lessons and Rentals on Big Bear Lake
Big Bear Lake has no shortage of marinas or ideal spots for paddleboarding. The lake’s marinas include Pleasure Point Marina, Big Bear Marina, Holloway’s Marina, and Captain John’s Marina, all of which have packages and specials for Big Bear paddleboarding lessons for all ability levels, paddleboard rentals in case you don’t have or can’t bring your own paddleboard, and paddleboard charters that will take you on a tour of the best paddleboarding spots on Big Bear Lake.
Rental providers like Getboards Kayak & Paddle Board Rentals and Paddles and Pedals also provide paddleboard rentals and are not necessarily associated with a marina. Some rental vendors also offer paddleboard delivery, allowing you to have your paddleboard rental delivered to your vacation cabin without having to go to a store, dock, or marina.
Other charter services and vendors of rentals and lessons include the Big Bear Watersports School, North Shore Landing, Designated Wakesports, and Big Bear Boating (the latter of which seems as though it would specialize in only boating, but actually caters to paddleboarders among its other clientele).
Prices for renting stand-up paddleboards in Big Bear range from as low as $25 for a one-hour session to upwards of $85 for full-day rentals. Oftentimes, rental providers may require a minimum amount of time for your rental session, so be sure to ask ahead of time before renting.
In short, you don’t have to travel far along Big Bear Lake before you encounter businesses that will tend to all of your Big Bear paddle boarding needs.
Want to Stay Close to the Action? Choose Big Bear Cabins!
Situated in and around Big Bear Lake, our cabins come from rustic and romantic to spacious and luxurious and everything in between. They are also ideally located for keeping close to all that the lake has to offer. However, there’s much more to Big Bear than just Big Bear Lake. Be sure to ask one of our helpful vacation planners for additional information on all of the wonderful things that there are to do and see nearby, and they’ll be happy to answer your questions with their breadth of local, insider knowledge.
Contact Big Bear Vacations to reserve your own private cabin in Big Bear today!