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Boats moored at King's Lynn South Quay

Water Sports in West Norfolk

West Norfolk is the ideal place for a holiday full of activity! The sea provides a vast playground to enjoy a variety of sports, from...

West Norfolk is the ideal place for a holiday full of activity! The sea provides a vast playground to enjoy a variety of sports, from sailing and jet skiing to the excitement of windsurfing, where Hunstanton offers some of the best conditions in the country for this popular sport.

There are sailing clubs and schools in the local area, so why not hire a dinghy while you’re here, or enjoy sailing lessons – they are geared to cater for all levels from beginners through to the experienced sailor wanting to brush up their skills.

Kite Surfing, Windsurfing and Kayaking

Hunstanton is the ideal place to learn kite surfing and windsurfing. It offers wide open beaches with flat, shallow water together with prevailing south/south-westerly wind. This results in cross onshore winds, which make it a safe environment to learn the sport. Check out the Hunstanton Watersports website for details of courses and lessons.


The King’s Lynn visitor pontoons, situated on the South Quay of the historic town, offers pre-booked mooring facilities for a number of leisure sail craft travelling along the coast. Why not plan your sail into the quayside, moor-up and explore the fantastic food and drink offer found throughout the town’s historic quarter adjacent to the South Quay. See the Sail the Wash website for more information.

Launching watercraft in Hunstanton

Powerboat owners can launch personal watercraft from the powerboat launch ramp in Hunstanton.

Boating on west Norfolk’s inland waterways

If you’re looking for something a bit more calm and relaxing, why not venture inland and go boating on the peaceful fens waterways and enjoy the wide open landscapes the area is famous for.

Most importantly, we please ask you to be safe on west Norfolk’s coastline.

Please note that the information provided on this webpage was accurate on the date and time it was published [10/08/2022 15:30]. Details may have changed after this time and date.

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