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Kayaking and Canoeing 


Courses | Tuition | Group Lessons | Hire 

Stand up paddleboarding has exploded in popularity over the past five years becoming one of the fastest-growing watersports so why not get involved?

Our stand up paddleboarding introductory taster sessions cover learn all the basics to make you feel safe and become independent paddlers on the water,  


Paddleboarding (SUP) is accessible to everyone, it has never been easier to get on the water and learn a new skill  It also has many benefits including improving your fitness, well-being, and mental health,  watersports is notorious for meeting new people, socialising while being outside in the fresh air.


At Bawsey Bay we offer two hour paddleboard taster sessions along with SUP rentals and open paddle sessions where you can bring your own equipment along (during set times)


Take a look at our courses and hire options below

Kayaking and Canoeing


Courses | Tuition | Groups | Hire 

Kayak and Canoe Hire at Bawsey Bay in Norfolk

Kayaking and canoeing are the perfect way to explore the great outdoors, and they are accessible for all ages. Whether you want to paddle a 'Sit on Top' kayak or a Canadian canoe, alone or with friends and family, Bawsey Bay Watersports is the ideal setting for you to get out on the water in a safe environment.

Norfolk Kayak and Canoe Hire

At Bawsey Bay Watersports, we offer single kayak and double (two-man) kayak rentals, as well as our brand-new 16-foot Canadian canoes. With our wide selection of vessels, you can find the perfect one to suit your needs and explore the stunning scenery of Bawsey  Estate and Country Park.

Kayaking Lessons at Bawsey Bay Watersports

Are you a novice kayaker or looking to refine your technique? Come join us for a two-hour introductory kayaking experience and explore the wonders of the sport while paddling around the lake with a certified instructor! With Bawsey Bay Watersports' fun and exciting activities, we will ensure you get the most out of your kayaking experience

Kyaking hire at Bawsey Bay Watersports, Norfolk

Experience Required: Some experience is preferred but not essential.
Duration: Hire by the hour
Cost: Single Kayak £20ph / Double Kayak £30ph
Minimum Age: Under 18s need to be accompanied by an adult (either in the same or a separate kayak/boat)

All equipment provided including buoyancy aids & wetsuits.

To ensure you don't miss out on the kayaking experience you've been dreaming of, it's best to pre-book your kayak hire online. That way, you can guarantee your spot and avoid any potential disappointment.


If you're looking to take your kayaking to the next level or would feel more secure with an instructor, then our two-hour intro/taster session is the perfect choice.


With this session, you'll get the chance to explore the waters and learn the basics of kayaking in a safe and enjoyable environment."


Kayak Rentals at Bawsey Bay


Experience Required: No experience is necessary
Duration: Hire by the hour
Cost: £30ph
Max Capacity: 2 adults + 1 child

All equipment provided including buoyancy aids and wetsuits.


Take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and explore the tranquil waters of Bawsey Country Park with a Canadian Canoe. Perfect for both children and adults, canoeing is an incredibly accessible sport that allows you to immerse yourself in nature and create lasting memories with your family. Don't forget to pack your lunch and find a secluded spot to enjoy your experience!

We also offer group sessions for team building and corporate events. For more information, please visit our groups page. All necessary equipment is provided, including buoyancy aids and wetsuits.


Canadian Canoe Hire in Norfolk

Canadian canoe hire on the Great Lake at Bawsey Bay Watersports

Kayak Intro/Taster Session


Group Lesson with an instructor

Minimum number to run: x2 people
Experience Required: No experience is necessary
Duration: 2hrs

Cost: £50pp
Minimum Age: 12yrs – Under 18yrs need to be accompanied by an adult

All equipment provided including buoyancy aid and wetsuit.

Learn how to kayak safely with the guidance of a qualified BCU instructor.

We will cover what personal kit to carry, equipment, launching and landing, forward paddling, stopping, turning, moving sideways, and very importantly we will have fun on the water.

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Becky assisting kayaking hire at Bawsey Bay Watersports in Norfolk

If you have your own kayak/equipment you can come and launch at the lake only at certain times

We have two self-launch sessions on Sundays starting at either
10:00 until 12:00
12:00 until 14:00 

Self Launch is two hours in duration.

Thursday evening sessions start at 17:00 until 20:00

Everyone using their own craft must be competent in it’s use and in the conditions on the day.

All launch sessions need to be pre-booked online and certain criteria must be adhered to. 

Self Launch - Bring Your Own

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Where is Bawsey Bay Watersports located?

When entering the park, immediately turn right and follow the signs to the overflow carpark

we are located at the Great Lake. PE32 1EP

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