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City Beach Kayak Concession

Serene paddling in beautiful New Buffalo

Looking for something unique and fun to do in New Buffalo? Want to explore New Buffalo's abundance of freshwater fun? Look no further! Third Coast Surf Shop's New Buffalo Beach Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals is it.

You and your family and friends can experience what most visitors (and locals) never get to see as you lazily paddle on the mellow, winding Galien River or Lake Michigan (calm days only). Paddling up the slow-moving Galien River offers a serene, easy kayak or stand-up paddleboard (SUP) unguided tour on an unspoiled river with and an abundance of nature and wildlife such as Great Blue Herons, deer, rarely seen birds, beavers and other local flora and fauna. Or, launch into Lake Michigan from the beach and cruise just beyond the swimming area!

Where to go

The New Buffalo Beach Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals City concession is located at the City Beach – just look for the rental stand behind the swing sets.

City Beach Kayak Concession

When to come

New Buffalo Beach Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals are available from 11:00 - 5:00 EST (Eastern Time,) 7-days a week, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, all summer long! All equipment is available on site and reservations are not necessary or accepted – show up any time you want and be on your way down the river! Please feel free to call Third Coast Surf Shop's New Buffalo location at 269-932-4575 ext. 2 for more information.

What to bring

Dress for the weather; come prepared to get a little wet from the drip of your paddle and be out in the sun. Lightweight, synthetic clothing is best. Sunglasses, sunblock and a hat. You can bring camera's, but they do have the possibility of getting wet, so bring a water proof bag. No alcohol allowed!


  • $20 per hour for a single kayak or paddleboard with paddle and life vest
  • $25 per hour for a double (tandem) kayak with paddles and life vests