Kayak or Canoe at Iken

Iken Barns is based on the edge of a beautiful tidal estuary with a lovely sheltered bay, a high percentage of the water is shallow even at high tide making it a great place for kayaking or canoeing.

You can bring your own boat and launch it from Iken Barns if you are staying here on holiday, there is access to the water for launching or you can hire a kayak or canoe from Iken Canoe. Let them know that you found out about them from Iken Barns, you can from here explore the beautiful Alde Estuary!

The estuary is tidal so it's best to head out as the tide is coming up, this way you can catch more of the wildlife and have more time on the water as it floods.

You can paddle to Snape and hop off there for a drink and some cake at the famous snape maltings or paddle all the way towards Aldeburgh.


Kayak (2 person)

Canoe (3 person)







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Kayaking holidays


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