Coastal Campsites for Sea Kayaking
There is great sea paddling to be had all around the UK’s coastline and some top UK campsites to match. We’ve selected three areas below to help get you started …
Sea Kayaking in Norfolk
An often over-looked gem the Norfolk coastline is simply stunning. The beaches, bays and estuaries of Norfolk can offer the sea kayaker some great experiences. With miles and miles of wide sandy beaches, unspoilt Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and some of the best nature reserves in the country, it’s easy to see why the Norfolk coast will appeal to the nature loving sea kayaker.
Woodhill Park (PREMIER PARK)
Cromer Road, East Runton, Norfolk NR27 9PX
Located in a clifftop position between Cromer and Sheringham with great views of the coastline and surrounding countryside.
Beach Road, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk NR23 1DR
This site lies behind pine-topped sand dunes on the edge of Wells beach and also has a boating lake with canoe and kayak hire available.
Beach Road, Hemsby, Norfolk NR29 4JD
Set on a private estate with over 40 acres of sand dunes and a fine sandy beach. Various touring and camping areas but Long Beach is the closest to the beach.
Paddling in Cornwall
The Cornish coastline is steeped in history, myth and legend and with its abundance of cliffs, secluded bays and coves, white sandy beaches and wildlife it’s no wonder that it’s a popular destination. It has something to offer all levels of paddler too. From exciting multi-day trips to rock hopping just off a sandy beach, the Cornish Peninsula has a diversity of environments that’s truly impressive.
Pentewan Sands (PREMIER PARK)
Pentewan, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 6BT
You really can’t get closer to the beach than here! Premium pitches are literally steps from the privately owned beach that also has a watersports centre.
Porth Beach Holiday Park (PREMIER PARK)
Porth, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 3NH
Just 100m from sandy Porth Beach and close to Fistral Beach in the watersports hub of Newquay.
Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park (PREMIER PARK)
Trevose Head, Nr Padstow, Cornwall PL28 8SL
Stunning cliftop location with access to private beach via short path from park. Nearby St Merryn has a surf shop and kayak hire and guests of Mother Ivey’s can get discount with Harlyn Surf School.
Kayaking in Dorset
The Dorset coastline boasts the famous Jurassic Coast and as you’d expect it’s very beautiful. Experienced sea kayakers can challenge themselves against the area’s hefty tides, and those with less adventure can simply enjoy a relaxing jaunt among the rocks. Lulworth Cove is a superb spot for spending time afloat. If you fancy taking it easy, are new to sea kayaking, or just want a spot of sheltered water, then a paddle in Poole Harbour is ideal.
Redcliffe Farm Campsite
Redcliffe – Ridge, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5BE
Campsite has direct access to the River Frome via its own slipway where you can then paddle out into Pool Harbour. For a less strenuous paddle, Poole is just a 30-minute drive.
West Lulworth, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5PU
Half a mile from dramatic Durdle Door and just over a mile from Lulworth Cove (both via the South West Coast Path), or 1½ miles to Lulworth by car where there is ample parking.
Bridport, Dorset DT6 4HB
0344 335 3450
Entrance to the park is opposite West Bay harbour and the sand and shingle beach so you can be straight out onto the water of the stunning Jurassic Coast.