Watersports

Water sports holidays in England

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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Make waves on a water sports holiday in Bournemouth

Make waves on a water sports holiday in Bournemouth

Bournemouth has a vast array of water sports on offer throughout the year for both the novice and professional.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

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Take to the waters in South Devon

Take to the waters in South Devon

Salcombe’s sheltered estuary makes it the perfect British watersports holiday destination.

Location: Salcombe, Devon

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Enjoy tiger walks and water sports in Norfolk

Enjoy tiger walks and water sports in Norfolk

Try out a variety of family-friendly watersports on the broads. Discover rare animals from Asia on a tiger walk, all close to Great Yarmouth.

Location: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

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Take an action adventure with a North Devon break

Take an action adventure with a North Devon break

North Devon is renowned for surfing, but it also offers jetskiing, kite-surfing, speed ribbing, and sea safaris on the hunt for dolphins and seals.

Location: Devon

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Be inspired by Swallows and Amazons in the Lake District

Be inspired by Swallows and Amazons in the Lake District

Whether or not you’ve read Arthur Ransome’s Swallows & Amazons, any holiday splashing around on lakes will bring out the adventurous child in you.

Location: Coniston, Cumbria

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Experience the wonders of the deep at the Dive Centre

Experience the wonders of the deep at the Dive Centre

Pay a visit to one of England's finest five sites offering all dives for complete beginners to experts.

Location: Chepstow, Gloucestershire

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Take the Scilly Sea Swim Challenge

Take the Scilly Sea Swim Challenge

Watch the spectacle as 150 swimmers swim and walk between Scilly's main islands in just one day.

Location: Isles of Scilly

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Try a canoeing adventure along the River Wye

Try a canoeing adventure along the River Wye

Become one with the water as you canoe through the rapid waters of the River Wye.

Location: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

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Get the kids active at Mendip Snowsports Centre

Get the kids active at Mendip Snowsports Centre

Set in the beautiful Mendip Hills, action never stops at Mendip Snowsports Centre with kayaking, climbing, caving, archery, snowboarding, and more.

Location: Churchill, North Somerset

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Discover The Lakes by Canoe

Discover The Lakes by Canoe

Canoe along the Derwentwater and discover something special about being close to the water.

Location: Keswick, Cumbria

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Kitesurf with the professionals along Devon’s Jurassic Coast

Kitesurf with the professionals along Devon’s Jurassic Coast

Take a lesson with a championship kitesurfer in the coastal town of Exmouth, known as one of the best kitesurfing locations in England.

Location: Exmouth, Devon

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Learn to surf with Scarborough Surf School

Learn to surf with Scarborough Surf School

Offering consistent year-round surf at a clean, safe and dog-friendly beach, Cayton Bay provides the ideal environment for surfers of all abilities.

Location: Cayton Bay, North Yorkshire

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Go wild at the south coast’s only inflatable water park

Go wild at the south coast’s only inflatable water park

The New Forest Water Park in Fordingbridge is a unique outdoor attraction with 50 acres of countryside and lakes for the whole family to enjoy.

Location: New Forest, Hampshire

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Spring into action on a family adventure break near Nottingham

Spring into action on a family adventure break near Nottingham

From picnics to paddles, Nottinghamshire is ideal for a springtime family adventure break, with an abundance of things to do and places to explore.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Ride the open waves on a sailing experience in Hampshire

Ride the open waves on a sailing experience in Hampshire

Try something different this summer and sail the open seas on a water-based adventure, taking in some of England’s finest coastline.

Location: Hamble, Southampton

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Kayak the River Dart

Kayak the River Dart

Have some family water fun in South Devon this summer.

Location: Tuckenhay, Devon

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Learn to windsurf in Hayle

Learn to windsurf in Hayle

Offering great windsurfing conditions, visitors can enjoy lessons from qualified instructors, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Cornish coast.

Location: Hayle, Cornwall

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Experience the waves of The Severn Bore

Experience the waves of The Severn Bore

Experience a natural phenomenon known as The Severn Bore, a tidal surge that sweeps up the River Severn and attracts both spectators and surfers.

Location: Minsterworth, Forest of Dean

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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

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Get active on a Brighton water sports holiday

Get active on a Brighton water sports holiday

Enjoy an activity holiday in Brighton with a stay at Brighton Marina, where you’ll find all the action is right on your doorstep.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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