Not the most adrenaline provider but a lovely location, paddle around the Spouthend Pier and around Old Leigh. Has the benefit of easy launch and no real dangers.
The seafront is packed with cafes and kiosks and more pubs than you can shake a paddle at!
Tides can be quite hazardous, however if you keep an eye on the tide you will be safe. If the tide does leave you out there, then you get a muddy walk back.
Tidal estuary with sandy beaches, generally calm water except for tidal currents.