Bawdsey, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Launching off the beach at Bawdsey Quay straight into the quiet 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.
Our campsite is just off the beach within view of Orford Ness, a quiet and secluded grassy spot sheltered from the prevailing wind for the night. We'll have a wood fire on the beach in the evening and a communal supper and alcohol are welcomed. We set off on the Sunday early afternoon (tides are based on 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.
We ask all of our guests to participate in a beach clean of any beach we land on during your event, usually at the end of our lunch break. Please bring along a strong bin bag and gloves (if they need them) to help us with the beach clean. Obviously, this isn't compulsory but we all use the environment and we want to take care of it for future visitors and the marine wildlife that lives there. After all, this is our coastline.
Sixteen years of age and over.
|Launch location||Bawdsey Quay, Bawdsey|
Kayakers - Final times will be confirmed a week prior to the trip based on the tides at the launch site. See Guide Notes tab for final confirmed launch time.
Hikers - Departure time is as stated.
|Equipment||Sit-on-top kayak, buoyancy aid & paddle. Guests provide their own camping equipment.|
|Parking||Free for early arrivals.|
|Additional Notes||Parking is available in the car park and down the side of the entry road.|
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