Water Sports in Devon
Devon Coast Day Sailing
Our Devon Coast Day Sailing provides a lovely day out and is a great introduction to heritage vessels. Add to that the fact that you will be sailing along the stunning South Devon coastline. Your cruise provides a one day ‘taster’ of traditional sailing in the sheltered waters of Start Bay, Lyme Bay and Torbay.
Sailing on Pilgrim is a unique and exhilarating experience
Not only will you have a superb day out sailing our 127 year old Brixham trawler, but you will see how Victorian fishermen handled these heavy and powerful vessels. You will be able to assist the crew to sail Pilgrim in the traditional manner yet benefit from the modern guest facilities we have on board.
Wimbleball Sailing Club is a friendly family club open to all, providing dinghy sailing, racing and RYA sail training. We are located at Wimbleball Lake, a large reservoir of 385 acres on the east side of Exmoor National Park, a short drive from Minehead, Tiverton, Taunton and Wellington.
Wimbleball is one of the most beautiful inland sailing locations in the country. It is a popular venue for visiting clubs and class association meetings - you are welcome to compete in our regular Sunday races, or we can organise racing on Saturdays and bank holidays as required.
Kayaking & Canoeing in Devon
Rob McPaddling Paddle Boarding
Have you ever fancied trying Paddle Boarding or kayaking? We believe almost anyone can have a go and we would love to introduce you to either of these fantastic activities.
All our Paddle Boarding and Kayaking sessions are run as exclusive sessions so that you can get the most from your time with us on the water.
Each session is tailored to you, so you can progress at a speed that suits you.
Games and fun activities can be added so you won't even realise you are learning. Why not start with a Paddle Boarding or Kayaking session in Bude on Bude’s Sea Pool and then move onto a trip further afield.
Kayak Hub Exeter
Our base on the Exeter Quay is a good place to start your canoe hire in the heart of Exeter. Enjoy an easy paddle to Double Locks for lunch or head to Turf locks for a full day out.
The meeting point is just opposite from Compass Quay, Maritime Court EX2 8GW on the left hand side in between the sailing boats.
Blue Wave Kayaks
Bluewave was established in 1992. With over 22 years of experience in manufacturing kayaks, SUP and paddling accessories, Bluewave now supply over 100 countries worldwide. With our clever roto-moulded kayak designs, lifetime guarantee and reputation for quality and price we provide a wide range of high quality paddling equipment direct to the public.
Bluewave is one of the most exciting and fastest growing water sports businesses in the UK. High tech offices in Exeter, Devon allow us to serve the entire of the UK and Europe.
Our Devon sea kayaking day trips are open to all and can be enjoyed by experienced kayakers, first timers and all levels in between. You will have the chance to explore some of Devon's wonderful countryside and to appreciate its stunning, almost spiritual, natural beauty while paddling at a relaxed pace along its rivers, estuaries, lakes, canals and coastline.
We provide everything you will need to make your day with us totally enjoyable and relaxing as we paddle to some truly wonderful locations. Your trip will be led by a qualified BC (British Canoe) kayak instructor who will make sure that you are safe and well looked after.
Coasteering in Devon
Enjoy one of nature’s most exhilarating playgrounds in the safe hands of Coastline Sports.
Searching for fun and adrenaline? How about wild swimming, swell-riding, shore-scrambling, cave-exploring, rock-hopping? With Coastline Sports you can fill your day jumping, leaping, climbing and paddling in the safe hands of experienced instructors.
Coasteering, Paddle boarding, Surfing and Rock Climbing… take your pick! With Coastline Sports you will find exciting outdoor activities perfect for families, individuals, clubs, corporate away-days, birthday celebrations, stag-do weekends or hen parties. Don’t miss the chance for an amazing North Devon adventure!
If it is rugged and a sense of adventure you are after then North Devon is the place for you. This is where Exmoor meets the sea and you certainly know about it, with the stunning scenery comes big sea cliffs which gives us great ledges to jump from and cliffs to climb.
We use number of locations throughout North Devon including Hele Bay, Croyde Bay, Woolacombe and the River Torridge depending on the conditions and activity.
Surfing Croyde Bay
It is an adventure sport which involves coastal exploration. When you coasteer, you navigate and traverse an area of coastline at sea level. You do this by rock climbing, sea level traversing, scrambling, swimming, sea cliff jumping and even belly flopping along the coast.
You’ll explore the impact zone, where water, waves, rocks, gullies, caves etc., come together to provide a very high energy environment. You will get an entirely new dimension of the coastline you explore. You get very close to the natural habitat of sea life and fauna.
Fishing in Devon
Creedy Lakes are two prolific spring fed estate lakes set amid mature, established woodland providing a superb setting for those wanting peace, scenery, good company and good fish. Personally managed and owned by the Turner family, they are open March through to end of December 05.30-23.00hrs daily.
Note: closed January and February every year.
Turn off the by road up slope into the ample, level car park, 20 metres from water’s edge. Car park ‘Retreat’ building provides self-service tickets (day and evening), information/photographs/rules. At rear of building are two toilets with cold water and shaver point.
Enjoying an idyllic setting near Kentisbeare village in beautiful mid-Devon, Goodiford Mill offers a tranquil retreat in which to relax. 15 acres of lovely countryside boasting a specimen carp lake*, silver fish lake* and exceptional coarse fishing*, available all year. *Charges apply.
Wonderful walks and stunning scenery unfold from the doorstep with lush, rolling green hills surrounding. Ideally placed to explore the East Devon Heritage Coast, Exmoor and Dartmoor are all close by.
Canal Boating in Devon
Home to one of the last Horse-Drawn Barges in Great Britain
Located in magnificent Mid Devon on the banks of the beautiful Grand Western Canal, Tiverton Canal Co is a truly unique Living Heritage Tourist Attraction that offers an enjoyable family day out for everyone that loves Boats, Horses, Wildlife and Water, with FREE ACCESS to the Canal Park all year round.