Head out to the water with your canoe, kayak or board and explore creeks, estuaries, coast, canals and lakes. Or catch the waves at some of the top-notch surf beaches that we look after

Canoeing along the Fowey Estuary
Surfers walking towards the sea

Our top surfing spots 

Surfing doesn't have to be about fighting for space on a crowded beach. If you prefer a more peaceful arena for catching some waves, we have just the places for you.

Kayaking and canoeing
Kayaking in Llyn Peninsula

Amazing places to Kayak and canoe 

There are lots of options for kayaking and canoeing at our places across the UK. In some places, you can hire the boats and all the kit you'll need or join a group. In other places, you can take off on your own adventure.


Sea Kayaking at Stackpole, Pembrokeshire

Want to try sea-kayaking without getting wet? Watch our helmet cam action from Stackpole, Pembrokeshire before you hit the waves.

Can you canoe?

Visitors walking a dog at Dunwich Heath and Beach, Suffolk.

Top cottages for active holidays 

Fancy an active holiday? Take a look at our favourite cottages where you can escape to the country for long walks, watersports or a round or two of golf.

View from the clifftop at The White Cliffs of Dover, Kent, on a sunny day in August

Unmissable sea views 

Living on an island, we're spoilt for choice when it comes to sea views, from wild cliffs to tranquil beaches. Here are some of our top seascapes, as nominated by you and our coastal rangers.

Looking after our coast

Activities at our places

Find your favourite activity or sport at some of our amazing landscapes