Boats on a lake at Coniston

Watersports breaks

Explore our watersports breaks

Ready for a watersports-packed adventure? Experience a salt water or fresh water, adrenaline-fueled holiday on the water in some of the most scenic locations in England and Wales.

Stay in a YHA hostel. Our historic and unique properties are perfectly positioned in the best locations for canoeing and kayaking holidays, where you will meet great people and come back comfy accommodation, practical facilities, and tasty food. We'll always make sure you have exhilarating adventure.

View some of our popular watersports blog posts

Big Ben in London

Cornwall: Surf’s up

At the western extremity of mainland Britain, Cornwall’s stunning Penwith Peninsula is ideal for a multi-hostel break of coastal hikes and catching waves. Niko Cionek discovers more. “Surfing is about being yourself,” says Sam...

View of the coast

The best coves and beaches in England and Wales

Think of the British seaside and your first thought might be a seagull nicking your chips on the prom. But, it may surprise you to learn that England and Wales are home to miles of golden sand, turquoise sea and hidden coves that could rival any tropical paradise....

Cornwall beach

The best beaches in Cornwall

Cornwall is one of the UK’s most popular holiday destinations. It's renowned for its unique culture, beautiful scenery and fantastic attractions. However, a typical Cornwall holiday experience will undoubtedly involve a trip...

Accommodation options for your watersports break

Shared rooms

Try YHA shared rooms for a true hostel experience

Private rooms

Enjoy personal space in a private room

Camping & Cabins

Get closer to nature with YHA Camping & Cabins

Exclusive Hire

Hire the whole place for your group

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