Bayside Paddle Sports & Inflatable Water Park

Do MORE at Bayside Beach this summer!  Visit Bayside Paddle Sports to rent a Stand Up Paddleboard, Kayak, or Pedal Boat and explore Malletts Bay by boat, or rent a PFD and have some fun on the floating Inflatable Water Park!

Rental Options

We offer stand up paddleboards, kayaks, and pedal boat rentals for up to six hours at a time.

Use of the new inflatable water park requires a life jacket be rented from Bayside Paddle Sports.  Only Colchester Parks & Recreation life jackets are to be worn on the inflatable.  Groups visit the water park in 30 min. increments with a lifeguard.  Please click here for details.

Hours of Operation

Boat Rentals

 June 22 - August 25, 2019 [Open 7 days/week]
10:00am - 8:00pm

August 31, September 1, & 2, 2019 [Labor Day Weekend]
10:00am - 8:00pm

Inflatable Water Park

June 24 - August 19, 2019 [Open 7 days/week*]
11:00am - 5:00pm
*Weather Dependent

Rental Rates

Boat Rentals

All rates are the same, regardless of boat type.  There is no admission fee to the beach, so you may swim or relax on the beach at your leisure.  Free parking available at Bayside Park across the street.

Personal flotation devices (PFD) are required to be worn by all users at all times while renting a board or boat from Bayside Paddle Sports.  PFDs are offered at no additional cost when renting a boat.

  • One Hour = $15.00
  • Two Hours = $20.00
  • Four Hours = $30.00
  • Six Hours = $40.00

Inflatable Water Park

Use of the inflatable water park requires a PFD be rented from Colchester Parks & Recreation/Bayside Paddle Sports trailer.

  • 30 min = $5.00


We accept cash, check or credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express).

Discount Punch Passes

Punch passes can be purchased at the Bayside Paddle Sports trailer or the Parks & Recreation Office.  Purchase multiple rentals ahead of time and get a free session!  Punch passes may be used any time during the season, but expire at the end of the season.

  • Paddle Sports Punch Pass: $100 for 6 two-hour sessions (one punch per two-hour session).
  • Inflatable Punch Pass: $20 for 5 half-hour sessions (one punch per 30 min. session).


NO REFUNDS will be issued for any circumstance (including, but not limited to: weather, injury, or experience level, etc.) to users once payment is received and a receipt is provided.  This includes all boat rentals and inflatable water park rentals.

Inflatable Water Park

Colchester Parks & Recreation is excited to introduce our newest addition to the Bayside waterfront!  This floating inflatable includes a giant inflatable slide, bounce pad, climbing structure, and more!  Visit us at Bayside Beach to rent a life jacket and play on the inflatables! Click here for details.

SUP Lessons

Never used a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) before? No problem! We offer two convenient options to learn the basics of SUP on the calm waters of Malletts Bay.  Please note that 90min group lessons require pre-registration.  Sign up online or at the Parks & Recreation Office.

  • Paddleboard Group Lessons (Ages 13+):  Learn how SUP can be a fun, low-impact workout that strengthens your core and builds all muscle groups!  These 90min lessons will teach proper form and techniques along with safety tips and challenges for all ability levels.  Registration includes board, life jackets, leash, and a great time! Instructed by Ben Schott, a certified SUP instructor.  Under 18 must be attend with an adult that is also enrolled.
    • Fri., July 26, 6:00 - 7:30pm
    • Fri., August 16, 6:00 - 7:30pm
    • FEE: $40 (Colchester residents) / $50 (non-residents)
    • Register online (search under "Family Activities")
  • Silver SUP Lessons (Ages 55+): SUP is an all-ages activity! This SUP course is designed for the active generation that wants to either learn for their first time or perfect their technique of SUP.  These lessons have a stronger focus on safety, balance, and stroke technique to help you gain confidence on the board.  Join certified instructor Ben Schott and learn how paddleboarding is a great low-impact exercise and fun way to enjoy Malletts Bay!
    • Fri., July 26, 8:30 - 10:00am
    • Fri., Aug. 16, 8:30 - 10:00am
    • FEE: $30 (Colchester residents) / $40 (non-residents)
    • Register online (search under "Family Activities")

Location & Contact Info

Bayside Beach, Malletts Bay

1 West Lakeshore Drive

Colchester, VT 05446

[Free Parking available at Bayside Park]

Bayside Paddle Sports Phone: (802) 316-2929 [June 22 through Labor Day]

Questions or concerns can also be directed to Colchester Parks & Recreation.  Email the Rec Department or call them at (802) 264-5640.