Final Summer season, we had the great fortune to attend a crusing occasion in Exmouth on the Jurassic Coast and one of many oldest and most picturesque seaside cities in Devon. Located on the south-east coast of Devon the place the River Exe meets the ocean, Exmouth enjoys a singular place with superb estauary and sea views on two sides, in addition to the city and countryside wanting inland. Exmouth has the longest seafront in Devon and Cornwall alongside two miles of golden sand, uncommon on this coast, with fascinating rock swimming pools to discover, making it good for household holidays, beachcombers and walkers alike.

It’s also referred to as a regional centre for watersports and, with a brand new watersports centre, Sideshore, accomplished in early 2021, plus loads of eating places, cafés and facilities alongside the Esplanade, the seafront is an unbelievable place to go to. Listed here are the highest 10 watersports to get pleasure from in your go to to Exmouth.

(Observe that though Exmouth is blessed with being the most effective pure areas for watersports, having the calmer Exe Estuary on one aspect and the ocean on the opposite, further care must be taken when out in open sea as a result of sturdy tides within the space. Earlier than embarking on any watersport, search steerage from an area skilled to seek out out extra about situations within the space.)


Exe Crusing Membership is an RYA-Accredited Coaching Centre, providing programs overlaying the RYA scheme, along with holding regional and nationwide occasions at varied occasions of the 12 months. We had been there for the RS 200 Nationals, probably the most aggressive grownup fleets on the UK circuit.

Ben Rhodes, Stevie Morrison and Joe Glanfield all began their crusing careers at this membership and went on to turn out to be Olympic sailors.


Rising from the Californian surf tradition within the 1970s, this sport will give your complete physique a exercise while you’re at one with the wind and water. Exmouth Watersports is a registered RYA centre that academics everybody from novices to the superior.


Exmouth can also be residence to Crew Bridge, a household of elite-level kitesurfers who boast numerous World and European titles between them. Mum Steph is a five-times Kite World Champion and, when not competing, she and her husband Eric provide kitesurfing classes from their base at Edge Watersports.

Look out for the Edge Race Cup, held every year, changing into an more and more vital occasion in preparation for the Paris 2024 Olympics, which is ready to incorporate kitesurfing for the primary time.


This hydrofoiling evolution of windsurfing is probably the most up and coming watersport. It’s actually taken off, fairly actually, because of its simplicity: easy gear with out traces or harnesses. Edge Watersports has been wingsurfing from the start and has some fo probably the most skilled coaches within the nation.

Wakeboarding/ waterskiing and inflatable rides

Exewake are a British Water Ski and Wakeboard accredited college working within the calm water surrounded by gorgeous surroundings. They provide tuition for teams and people of all ages and talents.


Kayaking is a good way to discover the Exe Estuary. There are two Exmouth-based firms providing tuition or safari excursions of the Jurassic Coast – Exmouth Watersports and Sea Kayak Exmouth.

Stand-up paddle boarding

This watersport born from browsing with fashionable roots in Hawaii has gained huge recognition in recent times. Edge Watersports and Exmouth Watersports each provide style periods, SUP safaris and paddleboard rental if you wish to give it a go. The annual Exe Hammer Paddle is a well-liked 12 km race/regatta with individuals paddling between Topsham and Exmouth and is nice for spectators.


Exmouuth has two rowing golf equipment – Exmouth Gig Rowing Membership and Exmouth Rowing Membership. Exmouth Gig Rowing Membership rows conventional, 34-foot lengthy, shiny orange, Cornish pilot gig boats. They take a cox and 6 rowers, every with a 13-foot lengthy oar. Used up to now to row pilots out to visiting ships off the rugged south-west coast, the pilot that reached the ship first received the contract and so coule pay his crew. As of late you’ll be able to see boats out on the estuary both simply having fun with the train or coaching for the following regatta.

On the seaside, Exmouth Rowing Membership’s boats appeal to an excessive amount of consideration and supply the city with each a sporting and visible amenity. Throughout coaching periods, they row in steady 220kg offshore rowing boats. These permit new members to be taught the rowing approach rapidly and simply, in addition to present nice resistance for coaching. For members wishing to take rowing to the following stage, the membership participates in each fantastic boat river races (Olympic-style rowing) and offshore rowing races of their two FSA authorised, quicker, lighter offshore boats.

Open water swimming

Because of funding from Wild Exmouth, a 10-week grownup wild swimming course runs throughout the principle season, from July to September. It’s a chance for adults to get pleasure from the advantages of open water swimming with the help of certified trainers and lifeguards. The same 6-week programs runs for under-18s. In each instances, individuals are anticipated to have the ability to swim 100 metres out of their depth.


There are two fishing constitution firms working from Exmouth Marina – Exe Fishing and Tiger Charters. They each provide mackerel and reef fishing tribs throughout the Summer season months that everybody can get pleasure from.

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