Where To Go Kayaking in Essex

Looking for a great family outdoor activity, have you considered Kayaking Essex has some great places for you to visit.

You can hire Kayaks for half day, full day or by the hour, it gives you a different perspective of an area when you are out on the water.

Best Kayaking Essex Has To Offer

Clacton Kayaks

Dovercourt Boating Lake, Lower Marine Parade, Dovercourt, Harwich, Essex CO12 3ST

Essex based water sports experts Clacton Kayaks offer hourly rental of their kayaks, lessons and even a try before you buy sales service!

The kayaking they offer is on their own safe and secure lake and there is a shop onsite selling all the kayaking equipment you need.

At Clacton Kayaks they are very proud of their customer service and their reputation for providing the best possible shopping experience.

They have a wide range of top quality boating products and are constantly looking for new ways to improve their stock.

Whoosh Explore Club

82 Rainsford Rd, Stansted Mountfitchet, Stansted , Essex CM24 8EA

Whoosh Explore run kayaking adventures for all ages and abilities throughout the year.

They also run club trips and adrenaline fuelled white-water adventures to some of the UKs best paddling venues as part of our club activities for those who really get into the sport.

The adult only classes that they offer include paddling sessions for fitness, taster sessions and pub paddles for an opportunity to meet like minded paddlers.

There are also classes dedicated to kids and family’s which include paddling taster sessions, and various ither fun events and activities.

The paddling sessions are ideal for developing skills in canoeing, kayaking or paddle boarding.

The boats used allow older kids to explore independently in easy to control kayaks giving them a sense of achievement and in turn building their confidence on the water.

Curve Water Sports – Aqua Park, Wakeboarding, Kayaking and Paddleboarding Centre

Mill Dam Lake, Mill Street, St Osyth, Essex CO16 8EW

At Curve Water Sports, in the beautiful area of St Osyth, they specialise in a whole variety of water sports, with one of the most popular being kayaking.

They offer lessons and tuition for all ages and abilities. There are lots of other fun water based activities t get involved with too including ringo rides and an inflatable aqua park.

Parking is free and there is a charming lake side café serving drinks and snacks which conveniently over looks the water.

The kayaks and equipment are available to hire per hour and you are free to explore the eight hectare lake.

The perfect way to spend a sunny day with friends and family.

Mersea Island Water Sports

110 Coast Rd, West Mersea, Colchester, Essex  CO5 8NA

Established in 2013, Mersea Island Water Sports is a popular and well thought of water sports centre in Essex.

Based on the western side of Mersea it is the ideal location for experienced kayakers to explore the creeks and small islands dotted around this unique coastline and the partially sheltered waters make it the ideal spot for beginners to learn to paddle.

Kayaking is widely considered to be the most accessible way for anyone to get into the water and at Mersea Island Water Sports, they encourage you to learn either individually or in small groups.

The centre supports a new project called “High tide, Low tide, CLEAN TIDE” which focuses on keeping the water ways and surrounding areas clean and safe.

Perfect Day Watersports RYA Powerboat and BCU Kayak Centre

231 Carlton Ave, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 0QD

At Perfect Day Watersports they offer a superb variety of water based courses, some of which result in qualifications.

They invite you to learn to kayak safely and confidently on their kayak dedicated course.

You will paddle through the scenic and tranquil; Southend estuary and explore the creeks and hidden spots along the way.

Kayaking is a fabulous sport for improving fitness and flexibility, for all ages.

You can also purchase Kayaking Gift Vouchers – ideal for those difficult to buy for friends and family members.

They will teach the recipient everything they need to paddle safely at sea and provide all the necessary equipment for the lessons.

Bramston Canoe Club

Spinks Ln, Witham CM8 1BT

Based in Witham in Essex Bramston Canoe and Kayaking Club is a small and very friendly group of people who all enjoy time on the water together.

The club is dedicated to over 18’s although members are invited to bring their children along to participate alongside them.

Bramston is a very busy club and members get together throughout the year for a range of white water, open water and sea kayaking.

Even if you have never paddled before the club warmly welcome you to get involved.

There are British Canoeing qualified instructors who are very happy to help you learn and improve.

Essex Outdoors

Harlow, Essex CM20 2QS

At Essex Outdoors they offer an exciting range of fun filled outdoor adventures and activities including kayaking.

They offer kayaking courses and classes for complete beginners right through to those wanting to qualify as kayak instructors.

The teachers at Essex Outdoors will arm you with all the skills you need to paddle safely and effectively.

Whilst out on the water you can test out the fleet of sit-on-top and traditional kayaks.

The instructors will guide you through all the basic strokes allowing plenty of time to practice your skills through fun games and challenges.

You’ll then be able to explore the local waterways and get up close and personal with some fabulous wildlife too.

Essex Outdoors is the perfect venue to host kids birthday parties, stag or hen do’s, corporate team building or just a fun day out with family and friends.

Looking to go Kayaking in a nearby county, check out Kayaking in Suffolk and Kayaking in Norfolk.