Watersports

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.

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A group of divers on the boat after diving for oysters

Oyster Diving

The UK's premier PADI Scuba Diving and Travel Centre, Oyster...
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LAR Watersports

Surrounded by nature reserves and wildlife Pagham has some l...
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2XS

Shop, hire and learn – 2xs is the place to go for all your...
Underwater diving with Mulberry Marine Experiences

Mulberry Marine Experiences

"We are passionate about our oceans and helping you engage a...
Shoreham Rowing Club

Shoreham Rowing Club

Rowing conditions around Shoreham are suitable for beginners...
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Lancing Kitesurf Club

Lancing boasts one of the best kitesurfing spots in the UK a...
Three boats on the water at the Cobnor Acitivities Centre

Cobnor Activities Centre Trust

Cobnor Activities Centre Trust is an independent charity an...
A group of children jumping into the water at the Adur Centre in Sussex

Adur Centre

Located on the banks of River Adur, the Adur Centre is an ou...
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Chichester Watersports

This 40-acre lake in Chichester is a major center for a wid...
A river kayak in West Sussex

The Kayak Coach

A long (but not overly strenuous!) guided kayak trip in one ...
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Cave Active

Join the team at Cave Active on Chichester harbour for one o...
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Bunn Leisure

Bunn Leisure is a 300 acre holiday resort park in Selsey, ne...
Learning how to kitesurf in Lancing

Lancing Kitesurf School

Ran by a professional team of International Kitesurf Organis...
SUP paddlleboarders out in the water holding ores above their heads

SUP & Soul

SUP & Soul offers clients water-based wellbeing experien...
Kitesurfer in the sea at Littlehampton

LOOP Watersports

LOOP Watersports is a local built watersports centre in Litt...
Learning how to sail with The Sail Boat Project

Sail Boat Project

Sail Boat Project provides a range of learning activities ba...

Watersports for all

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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Get inspired

Get inspiration for your next trip with the help of our guides and itineraries. There is something for everyone in West Sussex.