Boating in the North East
Known for its friendly welcome and varied
landscapes, the North East is the perfect place for on the water
adventures. This region's successes were all built on the region's
Now, the River Tyne is a living breathing
playground, for rowers, sailors and canoeists, as the river passes
by pretty Hexham, weaving its way through Gateshead and Newcastle
to the North Sea. The award-winning Northumbrian coastline is
packed with water activities to try out. Take a boat trip to the
island of Lindesfarne to see grey seals, porpoises and sea birds,
or a jump onboard a high speed thundercat.
Further south, Hartlepool's new
multi-million-pound Marina is great place to set sail, and the
cafés, visitor attractions and walking routes all adding to the
On The Water Guide to the North West
Select one of the hotspots below to find out more about boating
in your region...
Also, here is a weekend guide to cruising the North East.
Perfect Weekend by Motor Boat & Yachting - Cruise along
the River Swale
Spend a blissful 48 hours along the River
MBY's handy guide. Click on the link at the bottom of the page
to download and read the cruising itinerary.
Hotspots in this region...
The famous River Tyne twists and turns from the Scottish borders
through lush countryside and fascinating towns and cities, past
iconic landmarks such as the Tyne Bridge and the
There's been a harbour at Hartlepool since the Middle Ages,
making this hotspot a magical destination for visitors who want to
soak up a bit of history with their water activities. More...
Kielder Water is home to Northern Europe's largest man-made lake
and England’s largest forest. More...
The River Tees, one of the busiest rivers in the country, flows
from the Pennines to the North Sea passing through Stockton and
The stretch of Northumbrian coast from Tynemouth in the south to
Berwick in the north is a must for water enthusiasts. More...
Tynemouth is a small town with a wealth of water activities to
try out. Its spectacular beaches offer loads of ways to enjoy the
clear North Sea. Just select your craft – sail boat, canoe,
windsurfer or jetski – and get on the water. More...
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