About Shore Thing

The Hobie Centre

We are where you need to be

If you are expecting an ordinary Hobie Store then you will be disappointed, we are not based on an industrial estate in the middle of nowhere where you can look at lots of different kayaks stacked up. We are where you need to be if you wish to try your boat before you buy. After 20 years as Hobie Dealers, our team are very experienced with Hobie products, after all, they use them every day. So if you need advice on which is the most suitable boat for you, how to transport it etc. then talk to us!

Hobie Centre Offer

  • Personal service.
  • On the water demos on the range of Hobie products.
  • We will guide you to your perfect boat.
  • Advice on the best accessories for your boat, from motor kits/sail kits to trailer and covers.
  • Advice on how best to transport and store you kayak.
  • A boat handover is included with every purchase, we will show you around your new kayak, fit any accessories and take you out on the water.

How to find us

The Hobie Centre
@Rockley Watersports Centre

Rockley Beach,
BH15 4LZ
Telephone number: : 01202 671661
Company registration number: 03528922
VAT number: 717 6131 44


Sunday – Closed
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 9.00am- 5.30pm
Wednesday – 9.00am – 5.30pm
Thursday – 9.00am – 5.30pm
Friday – 9.00am – 5.30pm
Saturday – 9.00am – 5.30pm

We are based at Rockley Watersports Centre at Rockley Beach. Follow the main road through Rockley Park as it winds down to the beach and boat park, the waterside sales office is in the blue container building on the left as you look across the beach.  You can park on the quay in any of the labeled spaces, Hobie customers are not required to pay the parking fee.