The buoyed deep shipping lane comes in east of Bell Wharf and continues into Leigh Marina: stay right and look out for traffic, both leisure and commercial. Be careful of beach furniture (generally stay offshore of green starboard markers) and mooring lines. On a hot and/or sunny day, an easterly sea breeze can fill in here – even if it’s light westerly when you set off – which can make for a tougher paddle home than anticipated. The water disappears pretty quickly in Old Leigh, so keep an eye on the time if you stop! Check the wind, weather and tide via our SUP weather page. Not strictly a hazard, but don’t forget to pay for parking at Chalkwell (10am to 6pm) as the traffic wardens are pretty efficient!