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Watersports

With two piers, three harbours, 22 beaches and two marinas, life in the English Riviera revolves around the sea. The calm waters and gentle currents of South Devon’s beautiful bay make it one of the best water sport locations in the UK, particularly for beginners.

Sailing is particularly popular, as the English Riviera has one of the best bays in the UK for learners and salty sea dogs alike. The region plays host to 50 regional, national or international sailing events during the summer months, with competitions always promising to deliver a healthy dose of excitement. August is a busy month in the boating calendar, with the Fastnet race and the week-long Dartmouth Regatta drawing in sailing boats from all over the world.

Let a scuba diving instructor take you out to the deep blue sea so you can swim with the fish, or hire a jet ski and take it for a spin around the bay. You can also give some extreme sports a go including kite-surfing, wind-surfing and water-skiing. If you’re a beginner surfer, the calm waters of the English Riviera are perfect for finding your feet on a board.

If you prefer a gentler pace of life, hire a pedalo and go for a gentle bob in the ocean, or you could even hop on an organised boat trip and try your luck at fishing. Even if your love of water sports is limited to a quick paddle in the waves, you can swim safely in the English Riviera.

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  1. Canoe the Coves Group Excursions

    Add Canoe the Coves Group Excursions to your Itinerary

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    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    Location

    Paignton

    Explore the Geopark's spectacular coastline on this memorable kayak adventure – this is the perfect way to discover the English Riviera’s stunning marine wildlife and fascinating geology.

  2. Reach Outdoors

    Add Reach Outdoors to your Itinerary

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    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    Location

    Goodrington Sands, Paignton

    Explore the Geopark’s spectacular coastline with an adventure to remember. Reach Outdoors are the South West’s Adventure Specialists. We provide Coasteering, Kayak Tours, Climbing and Abseiling; with the flexibility to deliver across the Torbay area

  3. Diving Holidays at the Meadfoot Bay Hotel

    Add Diving Holidays at the Meadfoot Bay Hotel to your Itinerary

    Type

    Watersports

    Location

    Torquay

    Come and enjoy a diving break here at The Meadfoot Bay Hotel in Torquay. One of Torquay’s best dive sites is only a 2 minute walk away at the stunning Meadfoot Beach.

  4. Ski West Watersports

    Add Ski West Watersports to your Itinerary

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    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    Location

    Paignton

    Skiwest Watersports is based on Goodrington Sands, Paignton. Whether you are on holiday, a local, experienced or a complete novice come along and have fun.

  5. Canoe Adventures Devon

    Add Canoe Adventures Devon to your Itinerary

    Type

    Watersports Centre

    Location

    Stoke Gabriel

    Come canoeing with Canoe Adventures making spectacular journeys for all ages aboard steersman guided Voyager open canoes.

  6. Sea Kayak Devon

    Add Sea Kayak Devon to your Itinerary

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    Boat

    Location

    Brixham

    Guided sea kayak trips…The ultimate way to explore the south Devon coast. Individuals, groups and families all welcome no experience required.

  7. Jibset Marine Torquay

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    Watersports Centre

    Location

    Torquay

    Ideally situated at Beacon Quay, Torquay, Jibset Marine is a watersports centre, carrying a wide range of sailing clothing and watersports equipment.

  8. Gliddon Marine Jet Ski Safari

    Add Gliddon Marine Jet Ski Safari to your Itinerary

    Type

    Adventure Sport Centre

    Location

    Brixham

    Freedom. Fun. Excitement. Adventure. Whatever you want from a personal watercraft you will find it with a Yamaha WaveRunner!

  9. Broadsands Beach Kayak and Stand up Paddleboard Centre

    Add Broadsands Beach Kayak and Stand up Paddleboard Centre to your Itinerary

    Type

    Activity Centre

    Location

    Churston, Paignton

    Beach based kayak, pedalo and stand up paddleboard centre

  10. Jennifer Ann Dive Charters

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    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    Location

    Torquay

    Jennifer Ann Recreational & Technical dive charters depart from the pontoon mooring in Torquay harbour to popular dive sites in the Tor Bay, Lyme Bay, Dartmouth and Salcombe areas.

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