Sport & Recreation

Folkestone Sea Sports – come and Give it A Go!

Come along to the black kiosk at the end of the Stade at Sunny Sands to try your hand at some sea sports.  There’s paddle boarding and kayaking.  The centre is part of the Shepway Sports Trust and is open from the May Day Bank Holiday every weekend, and on school holidays throughout the summer months.

All equipment is available at the centre – wetsuits, spray jackets and safety helmets.  Everyone must wear a buoyancy aid if they are going on the water, and these are available too.

Folkestone beach

If you have never kayaked or paddle boarded before you will play in the inner harbour and gain confidence.  Once you are comfortable, future trips can be made into the bay at Sunny Sands.   If you want to go further, then going in groups of three or more is permitted.  Remember, it might look just around the corner, but going to The Warren from Folkestone beach is a 3 hour round-trip!

All primary schools in Folkestone have the opportunity to try out three water sports with the Folkestone Sea Sports team; paddle boarding, kayaking and also sailing in their Stratos which can seat up to 4 people.

The Folkestone Sea Sports team also run one-to-one power boat instruction.  Contact the Shepway Sports Trust to find out more.

Check the weather, and as long as the life-guards are on site, away you go and make the most of living by the sea!

Find out when the sessions are running here:

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