Whether you want to go sailing, kite surfing, windsurfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, jet skiing, rowing, yachting, swimming or snorkelling then Exmouth is the ideal place to be.
The combination of two miles of sandy beach, heading into the estuary of the River Exe, all nestled in the arch of Lyme Bay, makes Exmouth the perfect playground for those who like to play on or under the water. Exmouth Marina is based at the River mouth, which also forms the base for Stauartline Crusies, the Ferry across the Exe and Exmouth’s Water Taxi.
Which makes Exmouth the home of watersports, no wonder the town has produced World Champions and Olympic medallists in several of these disciplines. The Exe Sailing Club being the RYA Club of the year and home to twice Olympic Silver medallist Joe Glanfield plus fellow Olympians Ben Rhodes and Stevie Morrision. Steph Bridge is the three times World Kitesurfing Champion.
The stunning backdrop of the UNESCO Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, which stretches across to Lyme Regis, with 250 million year old cliffs exposing a wealth of geological wonder makes Exmouth the best possible location to get on the water.
Exmouth is a fantastic place to learn to Kitesurf, windsurf and paddle board. Whether you are experienced and a beginner and need coaching, Exmouth is the place to be. The “duckpond” as it’s known locally, is a sheltered area of the Estuary, which is perfect for beginners. For the more advanced watersports fans, the area around Pole Sands, where the River Exe meets the open sea is the ideal place to catch the wind and hone your skills in a truely challanging environment.
Head towards Orcombe Point at the start of the Jurassic Coast for kayaking or paddleboarding, alternatively head up the estuary for the most picturesque water based fun you can imagine. Paddling out to the River Exe Café, located in the midst of the estuary is a popular way to spend an afternoon or evening.
So for sailing, kite surfing, windsurfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, jet skiing, rowing, yachting, swimming or snorkelling then Exmouth is the ideal place to be.
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Exmouth Watersports: For watersports training in Exmouth
The Esplanade, Exmouth, EX8 2AZ
Tel: 01395 276599
Unit 1+2 Shelly Court, The Pierhead, Exmouth Marina, Exmouth, Devon EX8 1ER
Tel: 01395 222551
The Exmouth branch of the National Coastwatch Institution NCI at the tower
Tel: 01395 222492
Go to a Boat or Dawlish Warren
Tel: 07970 918418
Radio: call sign newts on vhf Channel 37 (M)
NB: The Water Taxi is closed for the winter period, 1st of November. Restarts early April. Also the Starcross Ferry.
Exmouth Sailing Club:
Estuary EX8 1EG
Open 7 days a week
Exmouth Rowing Club
Shelly Beach, Exmouth Docks
Chairman: Andy Herbert
Captain: Steve Charles- Davis
Evening or answer machine
Tel: 01395 274958
Exe Power Boat & Ski Club
5 Shelly Court, Pierhead, Exmouth, EX8 1ER
Tel 01395 267673
Situated at the entrance to Exmouth Marina, the club is active in powerboat rallying, water ski racing, slalom and wakeboarding. Clubroom, bar and showers.
RSPB Avocet Cruises by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
RSPB local group: Stan Hangford
Tel: 01392 24608
Sunken Ship Wreck
Off the East Devon coast, the steamship Bretagne. Listed as a World War One wreck, the Bretagne was actually sunk by a collision in fog on 10 August 1918. Admiralty Chart 3315, Berry Head to Bill of Portland. Ordnance Survey Map 192, Exeter and Sidmouth.