The map of Sea Kayaking shows some of the scenic locations in the UK with easy access to get out onto the water. Sea kayaking is a group of watercraft that typically involves paddling a kayak and typically taking the kayaker and one or more passengers on mostly calm recreational trips. Always check the weather forecast and tides before heading out.
Always wanted to know where to go Sea kayaking in the UK? Here are many of the locations on our Sea Kayaking map, but this is not an exhaustive list. If you have any more suggestions, please let us know.
The Aberystwyth Marina is one Sea kayaking location in the UK. Located in the Afon Rheidol river estuary its an interesting kayaking opportunity. But in Aberystwyth's Marina, if the tide is low on the beach, it can be useful for some fascinating paddling. Located right beside the town, the old dock is perfect for any beginner who needs a place to take out their kayak and practice. The rocky and tidal location makes travelling along the coast much more difficult, but it's worth it for those seeking an adventure. Aberystwyth Marina Dry Dock is a great location with lots of access points to the water and a parking lot. Aberystwyth Marina Dry Dock is a paddling destination for all levels, and they have kayaks available to rent if you don't have your own. A visit here will make you wish you had a kayak at home!
Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre in Portsmouth is a great location for sea kayak training with this not-for profit organisation. You will find a small shingle delta on the beach directly in front of Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre. The estuary continues as a river for around 8 miles inland, and it is possible to kayak upstream as far as Horsey Bridge. The Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre in Portsmouth is a must-visit Port. It provides kayaking and water sports equipment, instruction and retail service. There's also never-ending advice on the best locations for sea kayaking in the UK.
The archipelago of Scilly islands off England's southwest coast has a microclimate removed from the rest of the county. Inner parts of the Isles are sheltered, and the lagoons are suitable for paddling. In good weather, you can also attempt to engage with the swell from the Atlantic Ocean in the outer areas of the Isles.
On the west side of Anglesey is Holy Island which is favourite sea kayaking location. Launch at Porth Dafarch’s sandy beach and round the headland. Watch out for tidal races in this area so check your tide times. From Port Dafarch, you can make your way alony the coast towards south stack lightouts, exlopring the many inlats and caves along the way. There will be lots of marine life to watch out for including birds and seals.