The Suffolk Coast
  • Water sports on the Suffolk Coast

Messing about on the water on the Suffolk Coast

If you like nothing better than getting out on the water then the Suffolk Coast has so much to offer.

From slow moving, peaceful rivers to fast-paced action on the sea there’s bound to be something you’ll enjoy.

You're spoilt for choice when it comes to canoe and kayak hire on The Suffolk Coast. You can hire canoes and kayaks from Iken Canoe to enjoy a peaceful bob down the river on the Alde Estuary. Or there’s The Canoe Man, based at Beccles Lido along The River Waveney.

For high-octane fun there’s Coastal Voyager based at Southwold. It’s the perfect activity for all ages ranging from families with children to work groups.

Providing a variety of trips to suit people with different interests, such as the exhilarating sea blast for adrenaline seekers or the peaceful river cruise for those looking to experience the outstanding natural beauty of the river Blyth.

The qualified and highly experienced skippers ensure that you will have an enjoyable experience whilst remaining safe at all times.

And for those who don’t mind getting wet there’s Surfwold.

Surfwold offers children and adult surf lessons of all levels of skills and fitness on Southwold beach.

The surf instructors thrive on offering lessons which are tailor made for all levels of skill and fitness. 

Your surf lesson will include a thorough safety brief, advice on how to enter the water, paddling, catching a wave, popping-up and riding waves. All surf lessons include your own soft surfboards and they also offer a wide range of wetsuits.

And if you fancy being the Captain, Oulton Dayboats will give you the chance to be skipper. This is self-drive boat hire by the hour or day. The boats are easy to drive and lifejackets, fuel and insurance are included.

A life on the ocean wave or just a gentle meander along our delightful Suffolk rivers – it’s your choice Cap’n!

Things to see and do


HighTide Festival 2016

HighTide Festival 2016

HighTide is a theatre company producing new plays in an annual festival in Aldeburgh and on tour.

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Wheelchair Accessible


Coastal Voyager

Coastal Voyager

Coastal Voyager is the perfect activity for all ages ranging from families with children to work groups.


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Dog friendly


Lowestoft Ferry

Lowestoft Ferry

The harbour launch "Terrier" provides regular daily trips between the attractions of Lowestoft and Oulton Broad.

Running hourly along the inland waterway known as Lake Lothing the journey provides a new and interesting way to see the town from the water. Accommodating up to 12 passengers, the vessel can be booked for groups. Why not give the traffic a miss, sit back and enjoy the view!


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International Boatbuilding Training College (IBTC)

International Boatbuilding Training College (IBTC)

IBTC in Lowestoft offers a variety of boatbuilding/maintenance and woodworking courses suitable for those looking for a career in the maritime industry as well as individuals wanting to develop existing or new interests and skills.

With courses from 1 day to almost a year there is something to offer everyone; from owners and enthusiasts to prospective tradespersons.


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Dog friendly


Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant

Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant

Ipswich

Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant provides a unique and exciting dining experience offering 2 hour Brunch and 3 hour A la Carte Lunch, Sunset Supper or Candlelit Dinner Cruises. Serving freshly prepared on board wholesome food and drinks.

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Oulton Dayboats

Oulton Dayboats

Self drive boat hire by the hour or day, spend time afloat in the newly created Broads National park here in Suffolk. 



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Sailing Barge Victor

Sailing Barge Victor

Sailing Barge Victor is a perfect marriage of a majestic and traditionally rigged 19th century sailing vessel with comfortable, modern facilities for guests.

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Orwell Lady River Cruises

Orwell Lady River Cruises

Ipswich

From April to October each year, Orwell Lady cruises up and down the beautiful and historic River Orwell, offering passengers a choice of trips and experiences whilst taking in the beautiful wooded stretches of the river, local wildlife and points of local and historical interest.

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Iken Canoe

Iken Canoe

Iken Canoe is a small and friendly canoe, kayak and stand up paddleboard hire centre based on the stunning upper reaches of the Alde estuary between Snape and Aldeburgh, close to the Suffolk coast.

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Dog friendly


Beccles Lido & Big Dog Ferry

Beccles Lido & Big Dog Ferry

Beccles

Come down to Beccles in the Summer Holidays and enjoy the amazing views and facilities of the Lido. The Lido is open for public swimming from 28th May 2016

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Deben Boat Trips

Deben Boat Trips

Join the 'Oystercatcher' for a 30 minute river trip. Departing from The Quay, Waldringfield.

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Sailing Barge Cruises

Sailing Barge Cruises

Ipswich

Relaxing Orwell River Cruises on board the vintage sailing barges, Thistle, Hydrogen and Kitty.

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WHERE TO EAT


Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant

Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant

Orford

Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant provides a unique and exciting dining experience offering brunch and a la carte lunch or dinner cruises from Orford Quay, Orford, Suffolk.

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Dog friendly

where to stay


Waveney House Hotel 

Waveney House Hotel

Situated in the picturesque Waveney Valley, the Waveney House Hotel boasts a superb river location with stunning views across the surrounding countryside.

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Free wifi Wheelchair Accessible