Search Kayak Hire Near Me Across the UK

There's a wealth of places to hire kayaks across the UK, so we've pulled together a resource to help you find the nearest rental places to you.


Map of Places to Hire Kayaks

Search using our map below to find your closest kayak hire, or view the list of all places below.

Tips for Hiring Kayaks in The UK, Near You

If you've never hired kayak before, here's some tips to make sure you make the most of the experience:

  • What to expect: What to expect when renting a kayak? Typically, you'll turn up at the destination, they'll give you a quick safety briefing, some buoyancy aids and a general pointer in where to go. They may have somewhere to leave your phone or valuables in case you fall in, but you'll have to check with the hire shop. And that's it. It's simple and easy and a great way to get a sense of adventure in your day.
  • Clothing: Consider taking a spare change of clothes just in case you get a little wet. Whilst sea kayaks are incredibly stable and reduce the chances of falling in, you can still get splashed or rained on, so consider having a back-up change of clothes. On the same note, it could be worth taking waterproofs.
  • Nutrition: If you're planning to go for a couple of hours or more, remember to take some snacks to keep fuelled up. It can be hard work and it's much more enjoyable having energy. Consider energy bars but stay away from sandwiches and other foods that can get ruined when wet (or make sure they're wrapped up well).
  • Plan a route: If you're planning to go out for a couple of hours or more, it's worth looking at the lake, river or paddling area and seeing where you can make the most of your time.
  • Kayak or Canoe? What you want to hire may be dependent on the hiring shop. See what they've got available and speak to them about your needs to get their views on which one to take.
  • Join a kayaking group? Want to meet others have a sociable time? Check out our UK kayak courses.
  • Holiday or tour? If you're looking for more than just a quick paddle, check out our UK kayak holidays.


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Kayak Hire Near Me - List of all places in the UK

Below is a list of all the places to hire kayaks in the UK that we know of. If you see one that's missing or think there should be any amendments to this list please let us know. We'll constantly be adding to this as we come across others. We'll also be outlining the services they offer, prices, opening times and more - to make it as easy as possible to find relevant and quality places to hire canoes and kayaks. The list below is in order of popularity of places and then in alphabetical order.

Kayak Hire In London

Lee Valley

Moo Canoes

Stanborough Park Activity Centre

Whitewater The Canoe Centre

Basingstoke and Deane Canoe Club

Thames Canoe Hire

Active 360

Kayak Hire In Lake District

Platty Plus

YMCA National Centre, Lake District

Brokhole on Windermere

Windermere Canoe Kayak

Ambleside Hire Shack

Low Wood Bay

Kayak Hire In Cornwall

Bude Boat Hire

Kernow Kayak Hire

Kernow Kayak Hire

Kernow Kayak Hire

Kernow Kayak Hire

Surfside Kayak Hire and Sales

Kayak Hire In West Sussex

Southwater Watersports

Fluid Adventures

Kayak Hire In Peak District

Peak Paddlers

Tittesworth Water Sports

Trent Adventure

Kayak Hire In Bedford

Grafham Water Centre

Kayak Hire In Chelmsford

Essex Slalom

Whoosh Explore Canoe Club

Kayak Hire In Chichester

Christian Youth Sailing Centre

Kayak Hire In Cotswolds

South Cerney Outdoor

Kayak Hire In Darlington

Dynamic Adventures

Kayak Hire In Devon

Skern Lodge

Lyme Regis Kayak Hire

Kayak Hire In Exeter

Haven Banks

Kayak Hire In Hexham

Hexham Canoe Club

Kayak Hire In Kent

Seapoint Canoe Centre

Kayak Hire In Leeds

Leeds Activity Centre

White Rose Canoe Club

Kayak Hire In Macclesfield

Macclesfield And District Canoe Club

Kayak Hire In Manchester

Anderton Centre


Kayak Hire In New Forest

New Forest Activities

Kayak Hire In Norwich

Whitlingham Adventure

Kayak Hire In Nottingham

National Water Sports Centre

Kayak Hire In Reading

Wokingham Waterside Centre

Stand Up Paddle Board Hire

Kayak Hire In Salford

Helly Hansen Watersports Centre

Kayak Hire In Sandhurst

Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre

Kayak Hire In Sheffield

Rother Valley Country Park

Kayak Hire In Shrewsbury

Hire a Canoe

Kayak Hire In South Wales

Want to canoe?

Llandysul Paddlers Canoe Club

Monmouth Canoe & Activity Centre

Kayak Hire In Southampton

Woodmill Outdoor Activity Centre

Kayak Hire In Stafford

Gailey Canoe Club

Kayak Hire In Surrey

Aqua Sports

Kayak Hire In Symonds Yat

Wye Canoes

Wyedean Canoe and Adventure Centre

Kayak Hire In Warick

Leam Boat Centre

Kayak Hire In Winchester

Winchester and District Canoe Club

Kayak Hire In Windsor

Canoe and Kayak Tours

Kayak Hire In Woodbridge

Iken Canoe

Kayak Hire In Yorkshire

River Mountain Experience

Barefoot Kayak

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