Watersports in Northumberland

Dive with grey seals, stand up paddle board into the sunset, and row along rivers with Northumberland’s watersports. Our incredible coast, lakes and rivers let you explore off-shore, and we have excellent providers offering equipment rental and lesson bookings.

A healthy dose of Vitamin Sea

Scale the North Sea on a surfboard, kayak past castles along our coastline, windsurf on the largest, man-made lake in the UK and canoe along rivers that wind through our market towns. The water sports opportunities in Northumberland are endless, and will add a little extra excitement to your trip.

Northumberland is the place to come to if you like your watersports wet and wild.

It is great canoeing and kayaking territory and our long stretches of sandy beaches make us a popular destination for kitesurfing and adventure sports enthusiasts.

Alternatively, head out to the Farne Islands and dive in the company of grey seals.

Go inland and experience Kielder Water and Forest Park, which is Northern Europe's largest man-made lake, offering fantastic sailing and even waterskiing.

Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, near Ashington, is also a great spot for windsurfers.

The Coquet Shorebase Trust in Amble provides water based activities for all ages and abilities including windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, raftbuilding, powerboating as well as a variety of shore based activities such as day skipper.

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