Canoeing and Kayaking on : English Channel

Paddle Point
1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

Can be launched from but is a long walk from car park (1 hour). Tide changes make the rocks dangerous as the current flowing causes along the cost causes waves to form even on a calm day which makes it very difficult to launch. best to only really launch at the peak of High or Low tides unless very calm conditions. Best as a place to stop of at rather than launch from. Amazing old mines and abandoned buildings.

A lady was killed here recently having become trapped in the sea caves at Tilly whim so you need to be careful here. She was coastering but was caught out by a change in the weather. Very sad.
Paddle Point
1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

Parking by Widewater lagoon, its a quick walk over the road and down the shingle beach to the sea. Obviously a sound understanding of tide and weather is advised before paddling.

Paddle Point
1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

Public slipway popular with sea kayakers, fishermen and dive boats.
The slipway is "drop off only" with parking a few hundred yards uphill, with toilets.
A charge applies for parking on launching, which was £10 per "car with boat(s)" as at May 2012.

Paddle Point

A lovely spot to launch from with parking up the hill. It does get busy so you may need to trolley from the car park unless you're there early. Parking is pay and display.

I'm not sure what the official view on launching is, but I've never had a problem there.

Paddle Point
1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

National Trust car park with cafe, toilets and cold outdoor showers.
Parking is quite close to the water.
Can be paddled in an open canoe in very calm conditions, a nice trip around the bay to Old Harry Rocks.
The bay is quite shallow so good for playing in.
Remember the conditions can change very quickly!

Did this yesterday brilliant day and place to go with sea kayak. Enjoyed it from start to finish. Easy to take kayak to shore however due to some special parking on return could not a access car park so made it difficult to carry 18ft kayak back but we managed. Will definitely be visiting again :-)
Paddle Point

Easy launch at all states of tide but beware high water when wind strong! Good swell/waves on a falling tide - low water exposes large sandy flat area with smaller waves. Paddle from here to Lyme Regis (2.5 mile return) alongside the Jurassic cliffline is interesting and scenic.

Low water also exposes large areas of rock ledges, though the section below the Heritage Centre is sandy.
Paddle Point
1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

Paddle Point
1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

A simple safe coastal run past Jurassic cliff scenery. If you want to push on a little the appealing harbour of Lyme Regis is safe but look out for fishing boats

Paddle Point
Folkestone, Kent, UK

Paddle Point
Littlehampton, West Sussex, UK

Paddle 4 the Point: a national annual event for kayakers and canoeists from all over the UK which has the primary aim to encourage safety at sea as well as to introduce people to the awesome world of kayaking and canoeing. Apart from having loads of fun, Paddle 4 The Point has a secondary aim which is to raise £5,000 in funds in year one for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) who have saved thousands of lives at sea.

http://www.paddle4thepoint.org.uk

Paddle Point
1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

A sea paddle to the fascinating cliffs, stacks, arches and caves around Foreland Point.
Requires good weather, relevant sea experience and a good understanding of wind and tides, as there are tide races at certain points in the tide, unusual currents and funnelled wind.

Paddle Point
St Margarets Bay, Dover, Kent CT15, UK

St. Margaret's at Cliffe is a three-part village situated just off the coast road between Deal and Dover in Kent, England. The heart of the village is about two miles (3 km) from the sea with the residential area of Nelson Park further inland and St Margaret's Bay situated along and below the cliffs north of South Foreland.

Channel swimmers and submarine telephone cables start from St Margaret's Bay. The cliff above is where the sun is supposed to reach the UK first every morning. At the north end of the bay is Leathercote Point (sometimes spelt Leathercoat Point), where there is a war memorial commemorating the Dover Patrol. According to the International Hydrographic Organization, Leathercote Point marks the western end of the line which defines the divide between the North Sea and the English Channel, the opposite end being at the Walde Lighthouse near Calais.[1]



Council parking 40p/h

Paddle Point
1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan



The foreshore to the west of Hythe seafront is the southern boundary of the MOD Hythe firing range.
As a result, it is largely closed to the public for obvious safety reasons.
When the range is not in use, the public may walk the foreshore path from Fisherman's Beach to The Redoubt.
Because this stretch of beach is not used much, there is quite an interesting variety of wildlife that is not normally seen on the main stretch of seafront.
This page is reserved to inform the public of the days that the west foreshore is open.
Although reasonable care is taken to make sure this information is accurate,
anyone intending to walk the west foreshore should check that the
RED FLAGS ARE NOT BEING FLOWN and that the offshore range boat is not on duty.

check activity here:
http://www.hythe-tourism.com/html/fshore3.htm

Paddle Point
Lyme Regis, Dorset, UK

You can launch off Monmouth Beach, the plus is that the Monmouth car park is adjacent. The beach is quite stony and getting past the beach huts with a kayak is tight. As you're not sheltered by The Cobb, you get the full force of the sea.
Monmouth car park is free after 6pm, so perfect for an evening paddle.

Paddle Point
Beer, Devon, UK

You can unload at the end of the road, virtually on the beach, but its tight so be careful & respect other users. Then park at the car park up the hill, off to the west.
Cafes on the beach, pub just behind with beer garden.
Chalk cliffs at Beer Head to the west make an interesting paddle.

Paddle Point
1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

Very easy to get, when low tide and slight sea.

The Goodwin Sands is a 10-mile (16 km) long sandbank in the English Channel lying 6 miles (10 km) off the Deal coast in Kent, England.[1] The area consists of approximately 25 m (82 ft) of fine sand resting on an Upper Chalk platform belonging to the same geological feature that incorporates the White Cliffs of Dover. The banks lie between 8 m (26 ft) and 15 m (49 ft) beneath the surface, depending on location.[clarification needed] Tides and currents are constantly shifting the shoals.

More than 2,000 ships are believed to have been wrecked upon the Goodwin Sands because they lie close to the major shipping lanes through the Straits of Dover. Due to the dangers, the area – which also includes Brake Bank[2][3] – is marked by numerous lightvessels and buoys.

Paddle Point
Lyme Regis, Dorset, UK

Drop off canoe/kayaks here and park at the top of Cobb Road at the large car park there.

As with any harbour, be aware of other traffic and do not assume it has seen you.

Paddle Point

Nice beach with cafe, shop, conservation info and National Trust carpark. Busy on nice days.