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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Paddleboarder in the sea for 2XS

2XS

Shop, hire and learn – 2xs is the place to go for all your...
Shoreham beach pebbles and sea with headland in the background

Shoreham Sailing Club

Located on Shoreham beach, Shoreham Sailing Club are a volun...
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Chichester Watersports

This 40-acre lake in Chichester is a major center for a wid...
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LAR Watersports

Surrounded by nature reserves and wildlife Pagham has some l...
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Cave Active

Join the team at Cave Active on Chichester harbour for one o...
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Moxie Unleashed

Have fun, learn & improve as you 'find your moxie' on &a...
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Seal Bay Resort

Seal Bay Resort is a 300 acre holiday resort park in Selsey,...

Pulborough Paddles

Family run canoe, kayak and paddleboard hire business on the...
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Hatt Adventures

Hatt Adventures provide fun and exciting experiences in the ...
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Glo-wellbeing

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

The Kite, Surf and Sup Co.

Where better to learn to kitesurf than at a school establish...
Shoreham Rowing Club

Shoreham Rowing Club

Rowing conditions around Shoreham are suitable for beginners...

Beachcroft Active Retreats

The Beachcroft Hotel, on the beach at the edge of the beauti...
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Oyster Diving

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

Chichester Marine Training

A family run RYA Training Centre, based in Chichester Marina...
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K66 Boardriders

K66 Boardriders offers SUP lessons and taster sessions for t...

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.