With long stretches of stunning beaches, peaceful canals and an abundance of coastal nature reserves, there really is no better place to try your hand at watersports than West Sussex! Spend the day immersed in the most picturesque locations whilst staying active in the West Sussex sun. Whether you’re looking to learn the basics, or you want to improve your skills in the water, our expert instructors will be with you every step of the way.
From a gentle morning paddle board down the historic Chichester Basin Canal, to an exhilarating weekend kitesurfing at the renowned Lancing beach, there is a sport to suit all levels. Looking to mix up your day? With a wealth of historic sites, art galleries and award-winning food and drink spots also on offer across West Sussex, outdoor adventurers with an eye for the arts can shake it up with a cocktail of culture, nature and watersports.
Whether you’re catching the morning waves or the evening sunset, our many coastal towns will have you covered. Start planning today and rediscover your love for the outdoors.
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Learn a paddle sport in Shoreham-by-Sea whilst immersing yourself in nature. Access a beautiful stretch of the West Sussex coast, the wildlife-rich banks of the Arun and Adur rivers and wildflower-strewn hills of the South Downs.
The salty seaside town of Shoreham-by-Sea makes a great base for a trip that’s all about paddlesports and nature.
Paddlesports such as stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) and kayaking are relatively easy to pick up and, thanks to their gentle wake and adaptability to different sorts of waterways, are a tranquil way to see the local flora and fauna. Join a group session or book a bespoke experience to master the basics, then sit back and soak up the scenery!
A surplus of Insta-worthy waterways? Check. A range of established stand-up paddleboarding schools? Check. Lots of other things to do in the area? Check!
There’s plenty to keep couples happy on a weekend break in Worthing and Lancing. Learn to kitesurf, check out the art galleries or explore by bike, paddle and on foot.