Thorpeness Meare


general information

General Information

Prices & Opening times

The Meare is open from 8.30am until 5.30pm every day from the start of the Easter holidays until the end of the October half term. Boats cannot be booked in advance but with a wide range of boats, canoes and punts available there generally something for everyone.

The prices vary depending on the number of people to each boat and on with children under 12 entilted to a 50% reduction (excluding sailing boats). 


Never more than 3 feet deep the Meare is the ideal place for children of all ages to explore and have their own adventures. A wide range of boats are avalaible including dinghys (generally suitable for one to two people), larger rowing boats, punts, sailing boats, canoes (for 2 or 3 people) and kayaks (one person).

  • Rowing boats

    The larger rowing boats are a great way for a family to explore the Meare

  • Kayaks

    One of the most popular boats, very simple to use

  • Canoes

    Great fun for 2 or 3 people

  • Punts

    What could be more civilised than a punt around the Meare

  • Dinghies

    Ideal for one or two children

  • Sailing boats

    Easy to use, these boats can be an ideal introduction to sailing

The Meare is only about 300 yards from the sea. The beach is mostly made up of large pebbles and there is a car park close by. Boating in the lake makes for a great couple of hours and as it is very shallow is really quite safe. Life jackets available  although the mere itself is shallow in most areas .


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Babies (0-1), Toddlers (1-3), Pre-Schoolers (3-5), Juniors (5-13)


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