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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Family walking on a beach

Seal Bay Resort

Seal Bay Resort is a 300 acre holiday resort park in Selsey,...
Learning how to kitesurf in Lancing

Lancing Kitesurf School

Ran by a professional team of International Kitesurf Organis...
Shoreham Rowing Club

Shoreham Rowing Club

Rowing conditions around Shoreham are suitable for beginners...
Children learning to surf in West Sussex

Natural Surf School

From lessons to surf related activities, Natural Surf School...
A river kayak in West Sussex

The Kayak Coach

A long (but not overly strenuous!) guided kayak trip in one ...
Arun Divers posing on boat

Arun Divers

For those with some diving experience the West Sussex coast ...
Three boats on the water at the Cobnor Acitivities Centre

Cobnor Activities Centre Trust

Cobnor Activities Centre Trust is an independent charity an...
Kitesurfer in the water mid jump

Lancing Kitesurf Club

Lancing boasts one of the best kitesurfing spots in the UK a...
Three paddleboarders standing on their paddleboards holding the ore above their head

Cave Active

Join the team at Cave Active on Chichester harbour for one o...
Shoreham beach pebbles and sea with headland in the background

Shoreham Sailing Club

Located on Shoreham beach, Shoreham Sailing Club are a volun...
A group enjoying a skippered charter from Chichester Sailing around Chichester Harbour

Chichester Sailing

Chichester Sailing offer skippered charter aboard a 32' Cata...
A woman paddle boarding on a river

Surfs SUP Watersports

Surfs SUP Watersports offers lessons for paddleboarding, win...
Man on Lancing beach preparing the kite for a kite surfing session with BN1 Kitesurfing

BN1 Kitesurfing

BN1 Kitesurfing is A BKSA recognised Kitesurfing School spec...
A group of people trying out SUP yoga on a river in Sussex

Moxie Unleashed

Have fun, learn & improve as you 'find your moxie' on &a...
SUP paddleboards on Goring-on-sea beach

Glo-wellbeing

Dedicated in providing an unforgettable experience in SUP (s...
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.

Kayaking in West Sussex
Woman paddleboarding in West Sussex

Get inspired

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