Paddle along Southend's coast
Southend was the second Crew to run an AquaPaddle. It proved the idea would travel to other waterways and other groups of volunteers. As a coastal location on The Thames Estuary, it has a different feel to the inland flatwater Locations. There is more wave action, but this just makes the AquaPaddle all the more exciting. There are two routes at Southend from the same Launch Point. Depending on the wind depends on which route will be used.
As the AquaPaddle is Estuary based, there is a good community of Ride-on and Sea Kayaks, who exploit their crafts abilities in the conditions to the full. But also, there are a good number of Paddler Boarders, who excel when the water is flat and challenge themselves when there is a bit of breeze. You can tell the sort of conditions on the day, from the results.
AquaPaddle Southend has a Great Crew, led by Sarah-Jane and Del. There is a strong community spirit that volunteers help look after the AquaPaddle and also raise donations for BlueSpace Sessions. If you would like to help, contact the AquaPaddle Captains through the Discord Comms System or email AquaPaddle
The AquaPaddle community are great at encouraging each other to do better than last time. If you are new to an AquaPaddle, let the Crew know and they will look after you and keep you safe. All paddlers are welcome as long as they can control their craft. Paddler Boarders don’t have to stand-up and are free to do the AquaPaddle on their knees if they wish.
Donate to AquaPaddle Southend
Why not donate to help your local community?
By using the following links at least 70% of the funds will be used to run BlueSpace sessions at this location. The other 30% will be used to help quieter locations or with admin cost to run and improve AquaPaddle.
Please also consider a regular donation to help those in your community in need of help.
18 Jun 2023 @ 12:00 PM
21 May 2023 @ 13:00 PM
25 Sep 2022 @ 12:00 PM
On site facilities
There is limited paid parking in a small public car park behind the Camelia Hotel or there is paid on-street parking. Please note times and cost.
The Camelia Hotel is well used to paddles buy refreshments before and after the paddle. They also allow customers use of their toilets. There is also the Ocean Beach Bar, but please check opening times.