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 a number of sailing clubs and schools in the area, so why not hire a dinghy while you’re here, or enjoy sailing lessons, they are geared to cater for all levels from novices through to the experienced sailor wanting to brush up their skills.
Kite Surfing, Windsurfing & 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.
Sailing and Powerboating
The Sailcraft Sea School is based in Brancaster Staithe, offering a wide range of resources for sailing and powerboating. The sheltered water, south of the Island of Scolt Head, provides an ideal area for beginners to enjoy watersports in beautiful surroundings. The more experienced sailor will find plenty of challenges to sharpen their skills.
King’s Lynn visitor pontoons, situated on the south quay of the town, offers mooring facilities for a number of leisure sail craft travelling along the coast. See the Sail the Wash website for much 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 relaxing why not venture inland and go boating on the peaceful Fens Waterways, enjoy the wide open landscapes the area is famous for.
Most importantly, be safe on West Norfolk’s coastline.