7 Hot Sup Spots in the UK Part 1 – South East

We put this together because we so often find ourselves being asked 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?”

So clearly there are some epic spots in some fantastic locations in the UK: Scotland, Cornwall/Devon, Wales, Lake district etc. When you are next booking a holiday in the UK checkout some of the following in the app.

Burgh Island, Devon. Norfolk Broads, Norfolk. Ullswater, Lake District. Pembrokeshire Coast, Wales. Isle of Mull, Scotland.

Great for a holiday or if you live there…. But sadly, most of us don’t.

This list could be massive. One of the many cool things about SUP’ing is that it is so accessible.  We have put a small list together initially looking at the southeast of England and if its popular we will do more focusing on other parts of the UK.

 Check them out in the App of all the locations are mapped and we have tried to provide details relating to parking and “put-in points.” So often the most important elements outside of it being just a nice place to float about!!


Look up name in the App:  Cuckmere Meanders


Where is it:

East Sussex in between Newhaven and Eastbourne.


What’s There:

You can access the water at the canoe club. The location is also super close to Seven Sisters Country Park.  Friston Forest – This is a good cycle location: Mountain and road bike so literally something for everyone. Occasional Ice cream van but no café last time we were there


Water Conditions:

The Cuckmere Meanders at this location provide calm shallow slow moving water ideal for Paddle boarding and easy Kayak session. Ideal for newcomers to the sport or a relaxing day on the water. The Meanders lead to the Cuckmere River roughly a mile down stream. The river is tidal so plan your sessions around this.

When conditions are good you can paddle out to the bay for further adventure: Kayak surfing, or more experienced paddlers can paddle east along to Birling Gap or west towards Seaford Head.

There is a good club situated at the carpark (which by the way gets super busy at peak times) Cuckmere Valley Canoe Club.



Put in point:

There is a slip way adjacent to the carpark right by the Canoe club.



There is a pay and display car park right by the waters edge. It gets super busy at peak times but there is also parking nearby at Friston Carpark


None to speak of save for the Anchor Inn pub

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