Activities at Rockley Park

Offer a range of fun and unique activities for you and the family to enjoy.

Explore the beauty of the local area

Cruise on our eBikes or get out on the water and explore the islands and wildlife of Poole Harbour on one of our pedal kayaks or stand up pedalboards.

eBike rental

ebike rental activities at Rockley Park

Explore the local area around Rockley Park.  There are so many great places to go within easy reach or Rockley Park especially if you are on an Ebike.  You can explore the wooded trailways of Upton Country Park, travel round the edges of Poole Harbour on one of Poole’s many cycle trailways.  Explore historic Poole Quay , then head back to Rockley Park via the lifting bridge and beautiful Hamworthy Park.

Family Friendly – We use ebikes that can take pillion passengers and childrens bike seats so that the whole family can join in exploring the local area without having to worry about parking. The kids will be pleased to know that on this short tour there are a total of 3 fantastic kids play areas for you to stop at and enjoy.

eBike mystery tour

E-bike mystery tour activities at Rockley Park

If you like to solve a mystery then try our Ebike Mystery Tour.  The Mystery tour will take you on a tour of the most beautiful local sites where you will use the clues provided to solve the mystery.  Somewhere between an escape room and a treasure hunt our mystery Ebike tours are a fun way to explore the local area.

Try our Mystery ‘Smugglers, Pirates and Treasure Adventure.’ – Our app-driven Mystery tour will guide you around the best local sights and you will also learn a bit of local history. You can choose the level of challenge suited to your group. Answer the questions, you will score more points if you choose the higher level and you do not ask for any additional clues.

We will put your overall score onto the weekly leaderboard and the winners will get a free kayak or pedalboard rental.

Premium eBike rental

REtro Ebike rental activities at Rockley Park

If you would like to try something a little different choose one of our premium retro ebikes.  Cruise in style on one of these american style beach cruisers and choppers and add a real charm to your ebike experience.

Choose one of our graded ebike tours depending on the distance you would like to travel.   The map will guide you to the most beautiful sights around Poole by the network of cycle trailways.

Helmets and bike locks are provided as well as full-instruction on how to use the bikes.

Shore Thing is open for eBike rentals and tours

April to November
Tuesday to Sunday
from 9.30 am – 5.00 pm

Pre-booking is recommended as we have a limited number of eBikes.

Pedal kayak rental

Pedal kayak hire activities at Rockley Park

A unique experience to Rockley Park – Pedal driven kayak rental.

Hobie have reinvented kayaking and made it easy and accessible to all.   You will be amazed at how easy it is to power these kayaks using your legs, you will be able to explore the beauty of Poole Harbour without getting tired out.  Not only are Hobie Kayaks fast they are also super stable and really easy to use.

The Pedal Drive on the kayaks can be adjusted to comfortably suit any height of passenger from 10 years old up and the raised mesh adjustable seats are so comfortable that you could sit in them all day

All safety equipment and instruction is provided.

Stand Up Pedalboard rental

A unique experience to Rockley Park – Stand up Pedalboards!

These boards are far more stable than a paddleboard thanks to the steering handlebars which give you plenty of extra stability.  Powered by a simple stepping motion they are also surprisingly quick.  Enjoy this combination of fun and fitness.

All safety equipment and instruction provided.

Shore Thing is open for kayak and Stand up Pedalboard rentals

April to October
Tuesday to Sunday
from 9.30 am – 5.00 pm

Pre-booking is recommended as we have a limited number of kayaks and boards.

Due to the restrictions of the tidal harbour kayak and pedalboard rentals are not available all day long. Bookings are restricted to the times when the tide is in (Usually mornings one week and afternoons the next).

Sail kayak tours

Guided Sail Kayak Tours are a fantastic way to explore Poole Harbour.  You and your family will be on your own Hobie Tandem Island accompanied by a Safety Boat and one of our qualified instructors.  The instructor will guide you in how to use the kayak and the sail and they will also take you on a tour of the harbour.  There are 2 comfortable seats on the boat as well as 2 pedal drives for propulsion, children can sit out on the trampolines.  The hboie Tandem Island is a great introduction to sailing and it is suitable for everyone, even if you have never sailed before.  Our instructor will help you to learn the basics of using the fully furling sail to propel you through the water.

Our Sail Kayak Trips are two and a half hours long including 20 minutes on land to be shown the basic controls on the boat.

There are a limited number of tours available each week so we recommend pre-booking to avoid disappointment.

Guided kayak fishing trips

These tours are suited to those with prior fishing experience whether from the bank or a boat.  These unique guided kayak fishing tours are a great way to take your fishing to the next level.   You will love the freedom of steering your pedal driven kayak to the perfect fishing spot.  Our experienced guide will help guide you to the best fishing sites and advise you on suitable lures to use.

Rods and lures will be provided as well as safety equipment and instruction.

There is only one tour available each week so spaces are very limited, advanced booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Suitable for those with prior fishing experience, aged 14 and up.  We also ask that you have a reasonable level of fitness in order to keep up with the group.

Shore Thing offer a limited number of Sail kayak and kayak fishing tours

April to October
Weekly

Pre-booking for these tours is essential.

where to find us

By Car – Travel on the main road through Rockley Park towards the beach. Take the right bend downhill toward the beach. Shore Thing can be found on the left-hand corner 50 metres down the hill. (Opposite Rockley Boat Park)

On Foot – Walk down the footpath to the beach, cross the beach towards the carpark, passing the Harbours Edge Cafe on your right. Walk through the car park towards the boatyard. Shore Thing is about 75 m along the road on the right-hand side, after Rockley Watersports.

Demos on the water today

Shore Thing, The Hobie Centre, Rockley Beach, Poole, BH15 4LZ

01202 671 661