The main Associations all have a wealth of detail on kayaking (sea and river) as well as details of affiliated clubs - the Scottish Canoe Association covers Scotland, the British Canoe Union is the place for English clubs, the Welsh Canoeing Association covers Wales, and the Canoe Association of Northern Ireland will point you in the right direction for clubs in N.Ireland.

The Irish Canoe Union is the official Association for Ireland. The Irish Sea Kayaking Association has an informative site and "independently represents sea-kayaking in Ireland". Both have a lot of info, links and detail on kayaking in Irish waters.

The clubs listed here are those believed to be active in sea-kayaking, either in the context of having a specific focus on sea paddling, or in having a core of members active on the sea. Some clubs have their own sea-boats available to members, or (in some cases) available for hire or loan. The list is of course not exhaustive and is based on the editor either having found the club details, or having been asked to include a link.

If you'd like your club added to the list, please mail me - a reciprocal link would be appreciated if you have a website.

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Aberdeen Kayak Club. As the name suggests.

Aberdeenshire has the Integrate Paddling Club that offers sea kayaking opportunities and equipment to anyone interested and of any ability. They say they have a growing selection of sea kayaks (singles and doubles) available for hire.

Bath Canoe Club has an active sea kayaking program with regular trips, training courses and away weekends

Birmingham Canoe Club seem to do some sea paddling.

Bolton Canoe Club - nice site with a good pic reports section. These folk seem active in paddling salt water.

Carlisle Canoe Club - pics and trip reports. - Celtic Sea Kayaking group is one of the regional areas affiliated with the Irish Sea Kayaking Association (I.S.K.A).

Chelsea Kayak Club was officially formed in 2010 by a small group of enthusiastic London paddlers to help support the need for sea kayaking / touring opportunities in London.

Cumbernauld & Kilsyth Kayak Club - based near Kilsyth, close to Glasgow, this club is active in sea paddling.

East Anglian Sea Kayak - beautifully presented site aimed at sea kayakers in East Anglia.

Edinburgh Kayak Club. Surprisingly enough, in Edinburgh!

Drumchapel & Clydebank Kayak Club - based in Clydebank, near Glasgow, this club is active in sea paddling

Fife Sea Kayak Club - Fife based club with a wide variety of activities, including local day trips. They have some club boats.

Garnock Canoe Club - (Facebook page) - based in Garnock.

Glasgow Kayak Club. Surprisingly enough, in Glasgow!

Hereford Kayak Club have a nice new website and are keen to find more sea-kayakers based in Hereford.

Inverness Canoe Club is mainly river, sea and surf orientated at present.

Isle of Man - links to two kayaking clubs on the Isle of Man - Paddle Buddy is for more experienced kayakers and Manx Paddle Sports is aimed more at schools.

Jersey Canoe Club, in the Channel Islands.

Liverpool Canoe Club are active in sea paddling.

Lomond Kayak Club - based near Glasgow.

Lothian Sea Kayak Club functions as a contact point for sea kayakers in and around Edinburgh and the Lothians. They have some club boats.

Mallaig Canoe Club - serving the West Lochaber area - and beyond.

Midland Canoe Club - based in Derby.

Moray Canoe and Kayak Club.

New Forest Kayak & Canoe Club are active in sea paddling.

Northwest Sea Kayakers. Excellent website with plenty of useful info, and reports. An "informal" paddling group based loosely in the North West.

Oban Canoe Club. Based in Oban with members all over Argyll.

Orkney Sea Kayaking Association - promoting sea kayaking around Orkney.

Pentland Canoe Club is based in Thurso with The Pentland Firth and some of the World’s best surf on their doorstep.

Penzance Canoe Club have some interesting waters to paddle in.

Portsmouth & District Canoe Club - very active sea kayak club loosely based in the Solent area with members from Bath, Brighton, Midlands, Isle of Wight, London etc .

Ringwood Canoe Club are based in Hampshire / New Forest – but, to add to the confusion, they meet at Mudeford, Christchurch in Dorset. They seem to be doing a lot of sea paddling these days.

Royal West of Scotland Amateur Boat Club are based in Greenock and have a fleet of sea kayaks as well as a clubhouse and bar.

Scarborough & District Canoe Club use the sea a lot it seems.

Shetland Canoe Club, based on Shetland - a wonderful area to paddle in.

South Skye & Lochalsh Kayak Club

Stirling and Falkirk Canoe Club offer an active programe and have some involvement with sea kayaking. They also have some club boats.

Stornoway Canoe Club are an active club in the Western Isles.

Surrey Canoe Club is active in sea paddling as well as other disciplines.

Toward Sailing Club / Kayak section - based near Dunoon, Argyll, have an active programme, their own boats and clubhouse.

Tower Hamlets Canoe Club are an active club with a small but growing band of keen sea kayakers who paddle every week on the Thames Tideway from a base at Wapping, and are trying to arrange more sea-kayaking trips.

Uist Canoe Club have members from Berneray in the North to Eriskay in the South of the Uists.

West Coast Paddlers - the Facebook page for this active club based around the Largs area in Scotland. (You'll need to be on Facebook to access it).

Wirral Sea Kayakers - "is an informal group of enthusiastic sea paddlers with a penchant for voyaging and rough camping".



(Updated 21-Dec-2015 )