JUN 24, 2014

The Wonderful Water Sports of Devon

Stretching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south, Devon enjoys some of the UKs best coastlines. The only county in England that has two separate coastlines, Devon is home to delightfully sandy shores and lofty cliffs. The inviting seaside towns, dotted across the county make Devon the perfect county for a summer getaway.

Outdoor Activities

Devon offers the perfect environment for those that enjoy the outdoors. Its coastal location means that holiday-makers are treated to a wealth of different pursuits. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned veteran, you’ll find a range of exciting activities to engage in. Many holiday cottages are located a stones’ throw from the ocean, making it easy for guests to enjoy the sun and sand.


If you’re at your happiest when perched atop a pair of skis, or if you’re looking to try something new, water-skiing could be just for you. There are a variety of different locations where you can water-ski, the most popular being the beautiful Taw and Torridge Estuary which has excellent conditions for beginners to become acquainted with sport, as well as highly recommended places for those with years of experience. You can hire wakeboards, water and mono-skis for children and adults alike.


Devon and Cornwall are the spiritual homes of skiing in the UK. Westward Ho! Beach is one of the best areas in the country for surfing. The name derives from the title of one of Charles Kingsley’s novels that was set in Bideford. The best-selling book prompted tourists to flock to the area and saw the rise of a wealth of small businesses. Indeed, with an expanse of white shores and clear beaches, Devon offers one of the best areas of the country to hang ten.


Skippers will find few better places to indulge in their favourite pastime. Relaxing on a sailboat you’ll be treated to breathtaking blue waters across the county whilst relaxing as your traverse the waves.

These are just some of the wonderful water sports that holiday-makers can engage in when visiting the county of Devon. Whether you got your sea legs decades ago, or if you’re just looking to try something new, the abundance of water sports in Devon are not to be missed.

Created on 24th June 2014
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