7 Hot Sup Spots in the UK Part 4 – South East


This is the 4th post in our series: Where can I SUP… and I don’t mean “on holiday” but “I’ve got 2-3 hours on Saturday morning where can I go?” Or “I’m taking the kids out Saturday afternoon where is easy and safe to SUP?”

We are going to post a hand full of our favorite SUP spots over the course of the next few weeks. Here is the 4th: Check it out in the App.


Look up name in the App:  Bewl Water


Where is it:

Lamberhurst, Kent

What’s There:

Bewl Water is a reservoir in the valley of the River Bewl, straddling the boundary between Kent and East Sussex. It is about 2 miles South of Lamberhurst (Kent) 


Many activities take place on and around the reservoir, including sailing and windsurfing, rowing and sculling. Canoeing and Kayaking trout fishing, walking and cycling (on a 12​.5mile Round Reservoir Route)

Bewl Water Outdoor Centre offers a wide range of adventure opportunities, on and around Bewl Water.


Water Conditions:

Bewl Water is a reservoir – great for beginners upwards

Put in point:

Paddle boarders may launch from the beach area next to the sailing slipway

There are some rules regarding Paddle boarding at Bewl: SUP users at Bewl Water must obtain Stand up Paddleboard Insurance (Join BSUPA and you get your insurance as part of the membership) which covers third party liability.  Prior to launching all paddle boarders must visit the fishing shop to display a copy of their insurance for proof of cover. Paddle boarders must also wear a buoyancy aid at all times whilst on the water and stay within view of the fishing shop where the water is monitored.

Paddle boarders may launch from the beach area next to the sailing slipway


Main carpark by the outdoor centre


The Water Front Café has a large terrace looking out over the water and is the perfect location to take in the Views.

You can enjoy a selection of light meals and a choice of snacks, ice cream, hot & cold drinks.

The Waterfront Café is a dog-friendly area.

Usually Open Monday - Sunday: 9am – 5pm

(Worth calling them before arrival to check what their COVID restrictions are tel: 01892 890000)


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