Suffolk Wild Camp & Kayaking Trip

Bawdsey, Suffolk
"Had a very enjoyable time on wild camp and kayaking weekend, was a great adventure. The whole trip was perfectly..."
(1 customer reviews)
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Suffolk Wild Camp & Kayaking Trip

Traditional beach wild camping from your kayak.

£149.99 p/seat

Launching off the beach at Bawdsey Quay straight into the tidal waters of the Deben River and the open coastline north to Shingle Street. The paddle along the coast offers lovely scenery and quiet beaches with very little to no activity which makes for pleasant paddling and a feeling of remoteness. Small swells can offer some ‘surf’ playtime and we have most of the day to enjoy the route. The route takes anything from one to two hours to reach our campsite, dependant on the ability of our group and sea conditions.

Our campsite is just off the beach within view of Orford Ness in the distance, a quiet and secluded grassy spot sheltered from the prevailing wind for the night. We have a number of activities planned for the remainder of the day (time dependant of course) including filtering our water supply for the evening, visiting a historic Martello Tower (Napoleonic fortress) and an afternoon paddle to the mouth of the beautiful River Ore.

We'll have a wood fire on the beach in the evening and a communal supper and alcohol are welcome. We set off on the Sunday based on the tides for that day (we paddle with a following tide) after a relaxed morning and a good breakfast. This is a wonderful local trip and wild camping experience with good company and great paddling. You only need your basic camping equipment & an adventurous approach to the outdoors.

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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Matthew Clarke

September 25th 2021

Had a very enjoyable time on wild camp and kayaking weekend, was a great adventure. The whole trip was perfectly organised. The guides were helpful and friendly. We will be back next year for more trips and training. Strongly recommend.

Thank you, Matt, it'll be a pleasure to welcome you both again.



Launch location

Bawdsey Quay, Bawdsey, IP12 3AX

Next Departure time

14th May 2022, 10:45 AM


Sit-on-top kayak, buoyancy aid & paddle. Guests provide their own camping equipment.


Free for early arrivals.

Additional Notes

Parking is available in the car park and down the side of the entry road.

*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.*