Sailing and watersports

With a 93-mile coastline, the Broads National Park and a myriad of rivers and streams, it's no wonder Norfolk is renowned for its sailing and watersports opportunities.


If donning a pair of deck shoes is your thing then head to North Norfolk and the wonderful quays at Blakeney, Morston and Brancaster Staithe.  You can bring your own boat or hire one - either skippered by you or an instructor.  We recommend speaking to Norfolketc or Brancaster Staithe Sailing Club for opportunities.


Whether attached to a kart or board, taking advantage of the strong Norfolk winds has become a growing hobby for thrill seekers in recent years.  Hunstanton is your best bet for hiring equipment, booking courses and more.  And if you have your own kit, then Brancaster's sands and surf are perfect.


Yes, Cornwall isn't the only place to surf in the UK.  Norfolk is becoming a trendy spot for surfing enthusiasts - especially Cromer.  Visit and you're sure to spot people in the water year-round.

Paddle boarding 

You can do this pretty much anywhere, but our favourite places are Brancaster Staithe and Brancaster at high-tide.


The Broads National Park offers a fantastic opportunity to take to the water at a more leisurely pace.  Whether you opt for a tour or taking out your own boat, the peace and tranquility is sure to ebb your worries away.

Canoeing and kayaking

Our many rivers and waterways are wonderful to explore by these means.  Low down, close to the water, you'll be able to take in the fauna and wildlife up close and personal.

Windsurfing and waterskiing

Norfolk has many lakes where you can try your hand.  From one-hour sessions to weekly courses, both are great fun!