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Family Watersports Holiday Guide


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Family Watersports Holidays

Family watersports holidays are very popular and there are holidays available to meet all standards. Staying at or near a beach resort means that active family members can be kept busy with various watersports but the beach is there for the not so active.

Types of Watersports Holiday

With some companies, all watersports and tuition are included in the price of the holiday. Others provide the more popular watersports such as dinghy sailing, windsurfing and canoeing free of charge, whilst more specialist watersports such as kitesurfing, scuba diving and certification courses are chargeable. In other cases, watersports are paid for separately so that you only pay for the activities that you wish to participate in.

Accommodation Options

Beach Club holidays are one option where watersports facilities are onsite and there are often additional facilities such as tennis courts and swimming pools. The other option is to stay at a hotel, apartment, villa or campsite near to the watersports or sailing centre.

Age Ranges

Watersports holidays are suitable for any age. Most of the companies provide crèches and kids clubs to look after children from 4 months plus. The Kids Clubs generally include fun on the water for those over 4 years old and watersports tuition for older children. More adventurous activities such as kitesurfing usually have a minimum age of 12 years.

For those less obvious activities, here is an explanation of what is involved:
> Kitebuggying – A beach sport where participants use a power kite to pull them across the beach on a 3-wheeled cart.
> Kitesurfing – Participants use a power kite to pull them through the water on a small surfboard.
> Powerboating – Learning to drive a powerboat.
> Wakeboarding –This is like snowboarding on water whilst being pulled along by a boat.

Some watersports centres offer RYA (Royal Yachting Association) certification courses in dinghy sailing, powerboating, windsurfing and PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors) dive certification courses. Visit the RYA and PADI websites for further details of what is covered in these courses.

Watersports Gear

Most companies will hire out any gear you need.


Try out one of the newly popular watersports such as wakeboarding or kitesurfing.

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