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

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A group enjoying a skippered charter from Chichester Sailing around Chichester Harbour

Chichester Sailing

Chichester Sailing offer skippered charter aboard a 32' Cata...
Group kayaking on a river with Hatt Adventures

Hatt Adventures

Hatt Adventures provide fun and exciting experiences in 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...
Three boats on the water at the Cobnor Acitivities Centre

Cobnor Activities Centre Trust

Cobnor Activities Centre Trust is an independent charity an...
Black and white image of a kite boarder on the sea in West Sussex

Get Kiteboarding

Get kiteboarding is a kitesurfing and paddleboarding school ...
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...
Learning how to sail with The Sail Boat Project

Sail Boat Project

Sail Boat Project provides a range of learning activities ba...
The front of K66 Boardriders surf shop in Worthing

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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