St Osyth Sea Kayaking & Wild Camping

Brightlingsea, Essex, United Kingdom
St. Osyth wild camp campfire on the beach Golden grass nearing sunset. NOMAD Sea Kayaking kayaks on trailer. Fire starting kit for our wild camps. Tent erected for the night wild camping. Sea kayak and tent on the beach wild camping. Beautiful light on the grass before sunset.

St Osyth Sea Kayaking & Wild Camping

Wild camping for complete beginners

£119.99 p/seat

Launching from Brightlingsea Harbour, Essex, we’ll follow the prevailing current wherever possible for easier paddling. We paddle up Brightlingsea Creek through a lovely natural harbour, admiring the moored yachts and motorboats before turning back and following the shoreline out towards St. Osyth. St.Osyth is a quiet beach backing onto protected Marshland owned and managed by the Essex Wildlife Trust. The beach is deserted as access is only on foot (and its a very long walk from the nearest town) or by small boat navigating the treacherous offshore sand shoals.

We spend a quiet evening around the campfire before retiring to our tents for a well earned nights rest. A leisurely breakfast in the morning with an opportunity to take a walk along the beach, beachcombing or wildlife watch with the beautiful botany and entomology as well as bountiful birdlife in the immediate area. We set off on a leisurely return journey to Brightlingsea in the afternoon.

Brightlingsea offers overnight parking, good pubs and restaurants with easy launch and landing options. The price is per person for the two days including the kayak, buoyancy aid & paddle. All you need is a good positive approach to the outdoors, a basic tent, sleeping bag and some cooking gear. 

NOMAD Sea Kayaking tries to complete a beach clean (conditions permitting) of any beach we land on during your event, usually at the end of the second day before we launch. Please bring along a strong bin bag and gloves (if they need them) to help us with the cleanup. This isn't compulsory but we all use the environment & we want to take care of it for future visitors & the marine wildlife that lives there. After all, this is our coastline.

Sixteen years of age & over.

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Launch location

Brightlingsea Sailing Club

Next Departure time

20th August 2022, 10:00 AM


Sit-on-top kayak, buoyancy aid & paddle


Pay & display parking area (cash/pay by card by telephone) OR limited off street parking available.

Additional Notes

*Social distancing guidelines will be maintained on all NSK trips, courses, wild camps and events. Your Lead Guide will provide guidance during your safety briefing.*