The Best Sailing Destinations in the UK

Posted by on September 23, 2016

With thousands of miles of coast to explore, the UK offers you some great time to go for sailing on a holiday. Here are spots that you should check out:

Scilly Isles

With very clear waters off its shores, the Scilly Isles are regarded as one of the best places to experience sailing and snorkelling. You can get on board a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) and then hold on to your flippers for a snorkelling safari here. The RIB will take you on an unforgettable experience being whipped across the waters to sheltered bays.

The yacht anchored in New Grimsby is less than 300 metres from the violent wave, but is in calm water


At this spot, you can go on a kayak fishing trip off the coast of Sussex and then catch some mackerel, which will be all you need for your fish supper as everything else will be provided. During the cruise, you will be taken a mile from the beach to fish with some top mackerel-catching tips from your guide.



First, you will receive a sunsailing course at Port Solent here to introduce you to the activity, before spending several days and nights aboard a yacht to learn the basic skills of seamanship. You can get on board a skipper that will help build your confidence by letting you sail to a number of ports, such as Cowes, Hamble and Gunwharf Quays.


Isle of Wight

Here, you will get to sail or paddle up tidal creeks, around sheltered bays and even around the legendary Needles rocks, with the guidance of the resorts established around the island. You will be offered trips for novices and energetic paddlers, if you want to go a bit further afield. There are also sailing courses that you can join to improve your style.

So, if you are planning to enjoy the waters of the UK through sailing, it is best to start with the spots listed above.


Photos by: GrahamAndDairneAndrew DennesBen Salter and Daniel Coomber

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