Grafham Water Watersports


New to summer 2023, Grafham Water is launching pay and play watersports. Choose from kayaking or paddleboarding
- or even our pink flamingo pedalo! 

Pay and play paddle sports at Grafham

Based at our main car park near the Visitor Centre, you can hire paddleboards, kayaks and even a flamingo pedalo, named by our visitors as 'HMS Flingo'.

If you prefer to watch your friends and family splash around on the water from the shore, we're also hiring out deck chairs from our brand new beach hut. So you can sit back, relax and get your cameras at the ready for any capsizing! 

Please note the availability of this activity is weather dependant. 

During fine weather we will be open 11am-5pm 7 days a week during the school summer holidays.

Can I bring my own paddleboard or kayak?

Yes, you can launch your own paddle craft from the shore if it is Category 4 or has the safety code ISO6185. Before launching, you need to check in with our staff at the beach hut and pay a £10 fee, which covers the cost of our watersports assistants to look out for you while you're out on the water. Please note the area which is available for you to use your paddle craft in is the same area as we operate our water sports activities. This area is buoyed off from the main reservoir.

Price list

Flamingo pedalo
4 person kayak
1 person kayak
Launch of own SUP/kayak
Deck chair (all day hire)

Grafham Water Sailing Club

Looking for more serious watersports or fancy having a go at sailing? Grafham Water Sailing Club, based in Perry, offers membership to experts and novices of all ages.

With qualified RYA instructors, it’s a great place to start if you are testing the water.

And don’t worry if you don’t own a boat. You can join up and use one of the club fleet.

For more information visit here.

Jonti Sailing and Windsurfing Centre

Jonti’s got 30 years’ sailing, windsurfing, chandlery and tuition experience under his belt.

He offers tuition and equipment day hire from his chandlery and windsurfing shop at Grafham Water.

For more information visit the website.

Grafham Water Centre

If you’re looking for adventure, Grafham Water Centre provides specialist land and water-based activities for schools and youth groups. But, no matter your level or age, there’s something for you.

Whether it’s adventure sports tuition, a conference or training venue, a fun family day out or a residential experience for youngsters, Grafham Water Centre has it all.

For more information visit their website.

Advice for watersports users at our water parks

Stop the spread of invasive species. Check - Clean - Dry your equipment and clothing.

Fishing, walking, cycling, water sports

Our water parks not only bring vital water resources for the region, but they also provide a fantastic day out for all the family.

Whether you're looking for an action-packed day on the water, a spot of fishing to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life, or simply want to enjoy a relaxing walk in beautiful surroundings, look no further than our fabulous water parks.