Watersports at Sandbanks

Sandbanks has ideal conditions for all kinds of watersports, all year round. With facilities, lessons and equipment to hire for every age and skill level.

Sandbanks is one of the premier locations in the UK and a mecha for all watersports enthusiasts. Poole Bay offers an exceptional place for every type of watersport, calm seas with good consistent wind all year-round make it a unique location in the UK.

Kiteboarding at Sandbanks - Dorset, UK

Kiteboarding at Sandbanks – Dorset, UK

Regardless of your experience, sailing in the bay is safe and great to improve on your skills. On one side, more advanced riders have miles of open water with good offshore winds and the Jurassic Coastline as their backdrop.

Windsurfing with the Jurassic Coastline as your backdrop

Windsurfing with the Jurassic Coastline as your backdrop

However, on the otherside of the peninsula, there’s Poole Bay which is a sheltered harbour with only waist-height water, which makes it the ideal place for beginners to progress and gain confidence. Shallow water makes learning far easier as you can always just get off and walk straight back to the beach if you get exhausted.

Boasting one of the largest natural harbours in the world, Sandbanks is proving to be a really popular venue for watersports enthusiasts. With safe and shallow waters, it’s also an ideal place for beginners of all ages too!

Whatever the weather and whichever is your chosen watersport – kitesurfing, windsurfing, paddleboarding, Sandbanks Beach and surrounding coastline offer ideal conditions to practice your sport.

Watersports activities for everyone

Watersports activities for everyone

Most windsurfers choose to use the Poole Bay side of Shore Road / Sandbanks Road, especially in summer months as there are usually no swimmers, just boarders and it offers a small beach to get setup and quick access to roadside parking so it’s a short run to get your kit.

Everything is close at hand to enjoy the best outdoor experience

Everything is close at hand to enjoy the best outdoor experience

The waters are usually pretty calm in Poole Bay however, there is direct inlet to open waters so conditions can get choppy enough for some proper jump and bump.

Kiteboarder getting some clean air!

Kiteboarder getting some clean air!

You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to companies that offer equipment for hire if you don’t have your own. On Sandbanks Peninsula we have The Watersports Academy, Poseidon, Easy Riders to name but a few.

The Watersports Academy - On Sandbanks peninsula

The Watersports Academy – On Sandbanks peninsula

There’s also H20 Sports located in Ashley Cross and Poole Harbour Sports located in Lilliput just down the road from Sandbanks.