Whether you want to go sailing, kite surfing, windsurfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, jet skiing, rowing, yachting, swimming or snorkelling then Exmouth is the ideal place to be.

The combination of two miles of sandy beach, heading into the estuary of the River Exe, all nestled in the arch of Lyme Bay, makes Exmouth the perfect playground for those who like to play on or under the water. Exmouth Marina is based at the River mouth, which also forms the base for Stuart Line Crusies, the Ferry across the Exe and Exmouth’s Water Taxi.

Which makes Exmouth the home of watersports, no wonder the town has produced World Champions and Olympic medallists in several of these disciplines. The Exe Sailing Club being the RYA Club of the year and home to twice Olympic Silver medallist Joe Glanfield plus fellow Olympians Ben Rhodes and Stevie Morrision. Steph Bridge is the three times World Kitesurfing Champion.

The stunning backdrop of the UNESCO Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, which stretches across to Lyme Regis, with 250 million year old cliffs exposing a wealth of geological wonder makes Exmouth the best possible location to get on the water.

Exmouth is a fantastic place to learn to Kitesurf, windsurf and paddle board. Whether you are experienced and a beginner and need coaching, Exmouth is the place to be. The “duckpond” as it’s known locally, is a sheltered area of the Estuary, which is perfect for beginners. For the more advanced watersports fans, the area around Pole Sands, where the River Exe meets the open sea is the ideal place to catch the wind and hone your skills in a truely challanging environment.

Head towards Orcombe Point at the start of the Jurassic Coast for kayaking or paddleboarding, alternatively head up the estuary for the most picturesque water based fun you can imagine. Paddling out to the River Exe Café, located in the midst of the estuary is a popular way to spend an afternoon or evening.

So for sailing, kite surfing, windsurfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, jet skiing, rowing, yachting, swimming or snorkelling then Exmouth is the ideal place to be.

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Useful Contacts

Exmouth Watersports
The Esplanade, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2AZ
Tel: 01395 276599
Email: [email protected]

Edge Watersports
Unit 1+2 Shelly Court, The Pierhead, Exmouth Marina, Exmouth, Devon EX8 1ER
Tel: 01395 222551

National Coastwatch Institution, Exmouth branch
Tel: 01395 222492

Water Taxi
To Dawlish Warren, Starcross or to your boat mooring.
The Water Taxi is closed for winter from the 1st of November and restarts in early April
Tel: 07970 918418
Radio: call sign newts on vhf Channel 37 (M)

Exmouth Sailing Club
Shelly Road, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 1EG
Open 7 days a week

Exmouth Rowing Club
Queens Drive, Exmouth
Chairman: Andy Herbert
Captain: Steve Charles-Davis
Tel: 01395 274958

Exmouth Gig Rowing Club
Shelly Beach, Exmouth (No Clubhouse)
Chairman: Gary Cook
New Memebership Sec: Anna Wilson

Exe Power Boat & Ski Club
5 Shelly Court, Pierhead, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 1ER
Tel 01395 267673
The club is active in powerboat rallying, water ski racing, slalom and wakeboarding. Situated at the entrance to Exmouth Marina with a clubroom, bar and showers.

RSPB Avocet Cruises 
RSPB local group: Stan Hangford
Tel: 01392 24608

Sunken Ship Wreck
Off the East Devon coast, the steamship Bretagne. Listed as a World War One wreck, the Bretagne was actually sunk by a collision in fog on 10 August 1918. Admiralty Chart 3315, Berry Head to Bill of Portland. Ordnance Survey Map 192, Exeter and Sidmouth.