Water Sports in The New Forest
Luxury sunset sails to adrenalin-rush Rib rides . . . and the south coast’s first water-skiing and wakeboarding cable system
Whether you like adrenalin-rush rib rides or luxury sunset sails, the New Forest is the natural choice when it comes to water sports along its stunning coastline.
The New Forest is most commonly known for its fantastic New Forest walking routes or cycling routes, in its beautiful woods and open moors where wild ponies roam free. Its hidden gem, which is less well known, is a wonderful 43 miles of glorious coastline.
For all those who like to relax and take it easy on the water in their sailing boats will be pleased to know that throughout the New Forest there are gorgeous coastal villages where you can moor your boat. Boat moorings are available at Keyhaven, Lymington and Bucklers hard; why not buy some delicious New Forest produce and have a picnic on the water.
For those who want to meet new people and experience the beauty of the forest then there are venues across the New Forest that host water sport events. From kayaking tours which explore the gorgeous New Forest rivers to yachting events; you’ll be spoilt for choice on your water sports holiday here in the forest.
New Forest shores among ‘recommended beaches’ to visit
Popular New Forest beaches at Calshot, Milford-on-Sea and Barton-on-Sea are among the Marine Conservation Society’s recommended beaches 2013.
All three have a Solent Water Quality Award and are featured in the Good Beach Guide, which can be viewed online at goodbeachguide.co.uk.
Only beaches which achieve the highest standard for clean bathing water are recommended in the guide.
Councillor Edward Heron, New Forest District Council’s portfolio holder for environment, said: “We are very privileged to have such a wonderful coastline on our doorstep and are proud to be recognised in the Good Beach Guide. The council works hard to ensure that people can enjoy the high quality of our beaches and bathing water and I hope many will do so.”
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