2022 Paddle for Access Event

Join Clean Ocean Access for the 5th Annual Paddle for Access Event on August 20th, 2022! This event will take place at Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard in beautiful Newport, Rhode Island. A day of fun awaits, combined with supporting a cause that makes a real difference in ocean access and awareness. 

Clean Ocean Access has inspired and educated the New England community to adopt environmentally conscious habits regarding the ocean’s use and its access since 2006 and this event has been a favorite since its inception!

The 2022 Paddle for Access event runs from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard. Paddlers are encouraged to register and fundraise for the event. For more information and to register, please visit the fundraising page. Choose from a 3 or 6-mile timed race across several divisions. Division categories include:

      • 12’6 and under Stand Up Paddle
      • 14’ and over Stand Up Paddle
      • Prone racing
      • Kayak (all sizes)
      • Surf ski kayak
      • Outriggers

By registering for this event your support goes to an organization with a vision, “A Clean Healthy Ocean that is Accessible to All”. But in addition, you get other swag! As a thank you, you’ll enjoy paddle merchandise, complimentary breakfast on race day, and other swag during the event. If you need or want to rent a kayak or paddleboard, please do so through Jamestown Outdoors. Rentals are only available for the 3-mile timed race. 

Clean Ocean Access is an organization that unites like minded individuals and groups around a shared love for our oceans. We work to educate and inspire people in coastal Rhode Island and beyond to care about the environmental concerns around our ocean’s access points. Water safety and clear access should be available to all. Our Access programs protect and preserve shoreline access in our coastal communities. So far, these efforts include education on topics around the effects of sea level rise, erosion, and more. We currently monitor over 69 miles of coastal Rhode Island seashore, including 50 designated access areas around Aquidneck Island. 

To learn more about the Paddle for Access event, click here. We look forward to seeing you at our 5th Annual Paddle for Access in Newport! Thank you for joining us in our mission and supporting the good work we do each and every day here at Clean Ocean Access.