Boating in the South West

The miles of sandy beaches and secluded coves around the English South West coast offer a huge range of possibilities for on the water activities.

Some of the best waves in the country create perfect conditions for windsurfing, kite surfing, canoeing and kayaking. Below the rolling hills of Devon and off the beaches of Cornwall there are brilliant sailing conditions and ideal locations for powerboating. There are plenty of experts available to introduce beginners to all sorts of sports and don't forget the fascinating varieties of marine wildlife that populate the magical South West.

On The Water Guide to the South West

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Weymouth & Portland Harbour
Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour are both excellent destinations for anyone wanting to get on the water canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, rowing or waterskiing. More... 

is extremely well known as being a bustling hive of activity on the South coast. More...


With the world's third largest natural deep harbour, Falmouth is a real boating hotspot. More...

Plymouth hosts a variety of watersports events, from dinghy sailing championships to powerboat grand prixs. More...

Also known as the English Riviera because of its mild climate, Torbay is all about sailing. More...

Kingsbridge is situated in South Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. More...

Salcombe is a beautiful, un-spoilt location where spending the day on the water in the estuary is a way of life. More...

This busy, sheltered deep-water port bustles with life. Working sailors and pleasure seekers share the space and the extensive facilities. More...

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