Saddles and Paddles

4 Kings Wharf, The Quay, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4AN

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  • Cycling on Exeter Quayside. Copyright: Tony Cobley

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Saddles & Paddles offers bike, canoe, kayak & SUP hire for all the family, from Exeter Quay. We are also a fully functioning bike shop for sales, accessories and repairs. Located on Exeter’s historic quayside, we are just a 5 minute walk from the city centre.
 
We have been approved by Visit England as a “Good to Go” tourism attraction, based on our thorough Covid prevention measures and risk assessments, so you can rest assured that we have taken all the recommended precautions for our customers.

The shop is easy to reach by foot, bike or by public transport. You can park nearby at the Cathedral & Quay car park or use Exeter’s Park & Ride services.

Cycle, canoe, kayak or SUP down the canal, with two pubs en route (Double Locks & Turf Locks).

Range of bikes (inc trailers, child seats & tag-alongs for families, as well as electric bikes) to explore Exeter and the Exe Estuary Trail – a traffic-free leisure route from Exeter to Exmouth & Dawlish.

Use our website to plan your outing, find out prices and to make a booking: http://www.sadpad.com
Try-before-you-buy service, to allow families to go for a test ride before buying bikes or equipment. Get a refund of the hire cost off the purchase price.

Open 7 days a week*, 9am - 6pm (bike hire 09.30am to 5.30pm and boat hire 10am to 5pm). All boat users must be able to swim 25m unaided. Booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment; no advance payment required with the exception of groups.* Closed on Wednesdays in winter from Nov to April. 

Please see our Facebook page for our most recent updates and visit our website to learn more about our COVID secure measures to protect our visitors and staff http://www.sadpad.com/we-are-covid-secure.html  Please note that whilst social distancing is in place, hire bookings must be booked in advance.

Follow us on Twitter : twitter.com/sadpadexeter and Instagram instagram.com/sadpadexeter
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Opening Times

All Year (1 Jan 2021 - 1 Jan 2022)

* Open 7 days a week*, 9am - 6pm (bike hire 09.30am to 5.30pm and boat hire 10am to 5pm). All boat users must be able to swim 25m unaided. Booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment; no advance payment required with the exception of groups.* Closed on Wednesdays in winter from Nov to April. 

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Assistance Dogs
  • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities - There are steps down into the business and is therefore not accessible to visitors in wheelchairs, however they will accommodate all customers as best they can (such as assisting on the doorstep)

Establishment Features

  • Dog Friendly - Dogs are welcome in the shop and in our canoes!
  • Toilets - There are public toilets on Exeter Quay just 40 metres from the shop.

Key Features

  • In town/city centre - We are surrounded by a wide range of independent businesses on Exeter Quay, including cafes, pubs and restaurants.

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Road Directions

By bike or on foot: The quay is well signed from the city centre; from the High St or the Cathedral, head southwest down South St then use the crossing point to turn into Coombe St. This leads you through the subway to the Quay.  By bus: Service G runs regularly from the city to the Quay. The Green Park & Ride bus stops on the other side of the river (Haven Rd), a short walk away. www.journeydevon.info

By train: Exeter St Davids (25mins) or Exeter St Thomas (10mins) are a pleasant walk away, following the river to the quay. From Exeter Central, you can walk or get the bus to us.    

By car: Save time and money with Exeter’s quick & convenient Park & Ride services (see details in the bus section).

There is no parking directly on the Quay. Our two closest car parks are the Cathedral & Quay Car Park (Lower Coombe St, EX1 1DX) – directly above the quay, also convenient for the city centre or the Haven Banks Car Park (Michael Browning Way, EX2 8DP) on the other side of the river, which may be more convenient if travelling from the A38 or south of the river.

Disabled parking / Unloading:  There are disabled parking bays at the bottom of Quay Hill. If necessary, you can drive right outside the shop to unload / collect people or bikes.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Townhouse E
      Exeter, United Kingdom
      See Exeter from another viewpoint
      5 of 5 stars
      28th July 2021
      Some of the greatest assets that Exeter has are the Quay, the estuary and the canal. With the Quay being so central, its super-easy to hop down and explore the waterways. Whenever we have guests... Read full review
    • ali444211
      Sheffield, United Kingdom
      Safe paddle boarding for beginners and experts
      5 of 5 stars
      14th Sept 2021
      Great time spent paddle boarding on the river. We went in September on a weekday after the kids had gone back to school and were able to book an immediate session. Really friendly staff. 3 of our... Read full review
    • B4175EBsuet
      United Kingdom
      Blissful hour on the water (& very well organised & efficient at the hire shop)
      5 of 5 stars
      15th Sept 2021
      Paddling up the river/canal towards the sea was absolutely magical. Admittedly we had perfect weather - calm & warm but not too hot. I would recommend this any day! I went with my daughter and... Read full review

    Awards

    • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021
    • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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