Riding the waves

Have you considered surfing in Scarborough? Kite-surfing in Norfolk? Or white-water rafting in Nottinghamshire? It’s a well-kept secret the North East coast offers fantastic waves to compete with the better-known Atlantic surf in Devon and Cornwall. Dip your toes into water sports under the guidance of experts at centres across the country. Inland water attractions including canoeing, sailing and white-water rafting make a water sports holiday to remember. Certified divers are spoilt for choice with many sites around the coast offering wrecks, scenic drift and abundant sea life.

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Wet and wild in the Forest

Wet and wild in the Forest

There’s no shortage of wet and wild watersports in the New Forest, from adrenalin-rush RIB rides to gentle paddles and luxury sunset sails.

Location: Lymington, Hampshire

Watersports
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Enjoy a camping weekend at the National Water Sports Centre

Enjoy a camping weekend at the National Water Sports Centre

Take advantage of a budget break in Nottingham with a camping weekend at the National Water Sports centre, just 10 minutes from the heart of the city.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Watersports
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Learn to surf in the surfing capital of the UK

Learn to surf in the surfing capital of the UK

Newquay is enriched with 11 spectacular golden beaches all within easy reach and with their own unique qualities.

Location: Newquay, Cornwall

Watersports
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Have a retro holiday at Butlins

Have a retro holiday at Butlins

At Butlins in Skegness you can have a good ol’ fashioned seaside holiday with a Blue Flag sandy beach on your doorstep.

Location: Skegness, Lincolnshire

Watersports
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Discover a seaside sporting paradise

Discover a seaside sporting paradise

The island where windsurfing was invented has got to be an ideal place for watersports, but Hayling has beautiful countryside as well.

Location: Hayling Island, Hampshire

Watersports
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Explore the Cornish Sea

Explore the Cornish Sea

The Cornish Sea is the unique marine graveyard, and also doubles up as a mecca for scuba divers.

Location: Falmouth, Cornwall

Beaches
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Experience the thrill of Power Boat racing on the Humber

Experience the thrill of Power Boat racing on the Humber

Get your pulse racing with a weekend of High Octane drama and excitement at the Super Stock Championship.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Watersports
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Enjoy the outdoors and its culinary delights at Talton Lodge

Enjoy the outdoors and its culinary delights at Talton Lodge

Surely there’s nowhere other than Talton Lodge where you could combine canoeing, Tug O’ War and sausage-making courses?

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

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Adrenaline-filled activities on the Dorset coast

Adrenaline-filled activities on the Dorset coast

Try your hand at kite surfing with power kites and full instruction at the Isle of Portland’s Paracademy.

Location: Portland, Dorset

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Hit the white water at the National Water Sports Centre

Hit the white water at the National Water Sports Centre

Just 10 minutes from Nottingham's city centre you'll find the National Water Sports Centre, an ideal place to get your heart pumping on water or land!

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Go White Water Rafting at Lee Valley White Water Centre

Go White Water Rafting at Lee Valley White Water Centre

Experience the thrill of white water rafting on the same course used by top athletes in the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Location: Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire

Price: From £30

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Surfing Lesson in North Devon

Surfing Lesson in North Devon

Croyde Bay tends be the epicentre of all things surfing in this part of the world.

Location: Croyde, Devon

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Wild Swimming in Grassington

Wild Swimming in Grassington

Grassington is an idyllic little Dales market town with a cobbled square, quirky shops and cosy pubs.

Location: Grassignton, North Yorkshire

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Sail like an Olympian

Sail like an Olympian

On the waters in Weymouth & Portland you can discover what it takes to be an Olympic sailor.

Location: Weymouth & Portland, Dorset

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Indulge your very own water-babies at The Sandcastle Waterpark

Indulge your very own water-babies at The Sandcastle Waterpark

The Sandcastle Waterpark is home to Masterblaster, the world’s longest indoor rollercoaster waterslide, and so much more.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

Coast
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Jump on board and ride the waves with Joss Bay Surf School

Jump on board and ride the waves with Joss Bay Surf School

Head to Kent’s top surf spot to ride the waves.

Location: Broadstairs, Kent

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Sailing in Langstone Harbour

Sailing in Langstone Harbour

Learn the basics of sailing with a weekend course in Langstone Harbour.

Location: Portsmouth , Hampshire

Boating
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Don’t be afraid to make a splash at Cotswold Water Park

Don’t be afraid to make a splash at Cotswold Water Park

Cotswold Water Park has more than 150 lakes to choose from – offering all kinds of watersports. Take your pick!

Location: The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

Picturesque places
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Frolic in Rutland Water's magical outdoor playground

Frolic in Rutland Water's magical outdoor playground

Rutland Water, one of Europe’s largest man-made lakes, is set in over 4,200 acres of stunning countryside, offering you a great getaway experience.

Location: Rutland Water, Rutland

Boating

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