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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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...
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Chichester Watersports

This 40-acre lake in Chichester is a major center for a wid...
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...
A kitesurfing instructor demonstrating to a crowd on Littlehampton beach

The Beach Watersports

The Beach Watersports at Littlehampton is a purpose-built be...
Brighton Kitesurf SUP Academy teaching SUP yoga to a group on the water

Brighton Kitesurf & Sup Academy

Equipped with over eight thousand hours of teaching experien...
SUP paddleboards on Goring-on-sea beach

Glo-wellbeing

Dedicated in providing an unforgettable experience in SUP (s...
A group enjoying a skippered charter from Chichester Sailing around Chichester Harbour

Chichester Sailing

Chichester Sailing offer skippered charter aboard a 32' Cata...

Pulborough Paddles

Family run canoe, kayak and paddleboard hire business on the...
A group ready for a kayaking lesson with Fluid Adventures in West Sussex

Fluid Adventures

Fluid Adventures Ltd is a Chichester based canoe and kayak c...
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Moxie Unleashed

Have fun, learn & improve as you 'find your moxie' on &a...
Three boats on the water at the Cobnor Acitivities Centre

Cobnor Activities Centre Trust

Cobnor Activities Centre Trust is an independent charity an...
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...
Shoreham Rowing Club

Shoreham Rowing Club

Rowing conditions around Shoreham are suitable for beginners...
Paddleboarder in the sea for 2XS

2XS

Shop, hire and learn – 2xs is the place to go for all your...

Beachcroft Active Retreats

The Beachcroft Hotel, on the beach at the edge of the beauti...
Group kayaking on a river with Hatt Adventures

Hatt Adventures

Hatt Adventures provide fun and exciting experiences in the ...

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.