Here is a watersport paradise! Southend's waters will excite the experts and beginners will soon catch the buzz!

Southend-on-Sea is the most popular area in the region for kitesurfers. The Estuary provides ideal conditions with prevailing Southerlies during the summer months providing cross-onshore conditions. The two council designated kitesurf areas are East Beach at Shoeburyness, just a short drive east from Southend and Chalkwell Ray, west of the town centre.

East Beach at Shoebury is one of the best places in the country to learn, due to its shallow, calm water and good cross winds. As the tide goes out at East Beach the water level drops significantly allowing surfers to stand up for 1 mile. At low tide a number of lagoons form between the sandbars which generally provide flat water in all wind conditions.

You can give Southend watersports a try too! Southend Marine Activities Centre runs courses in windsurfing, sailing, kayaking or jetskiing for families, beginners and improvers. 

On top of all this, five yacht clubs provide choice for sailors, and Southend Pier is a popular choice for fishing.


Southend Kitesurfing is a premier kite surf school delivering Kitesurfing lessons in Southend.

When learning with Southend Kitesurfing, you can be sure that you will be taught to the very highest standards and treated with respect before during and after your lessons.

Get expert tuition from Steve Davison - IKO Examiner with 15 years experience teaching all over the world and his team of fully qualified and insured Instructors.

Kitesurfing is an exhilarating extreme sport which harnesses the power of the elements. By learning with Southend Kitesurfing you get maximum adrenaline with minimum fuss all under the watchful eye of your experienced Instructor.

You can book courses for power kiting, kitesurfing and hydrofoiling direct from their website.


Southend has a wide range of yacht clubs along our seven miles of seafront, making it the perfect place to develop your sailing skills. 

Dinghies, small keelboats and multihulls provide an exciting and cost effective way of getting afloat to experience the thrills of sailing. You could take the family camping in places like the Lake District, participate in high octane and fast performance sailing, race or just sail on your own for fun.

The great thing about small boat sailing is that it provides one of the cheapest ways to get afloat. It is also the quickest and easiest way to learn to sail as dinghies, small keel-boats and multi-hulls are easy to rig, anyone can handle them and they are very responsive, providing limitless entertainment for everyone.