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The best Kitesurfing locations near London

by Craig Roberts

Looking to go kitesurfing near London? We have all the best locations within 3 hours from London listed below;

 South of London

1-2 hours journey time from central London

1. Camber Sands 

Recommended school: The Kitesurf Centre

What we like: We like Camber cause of it’s huge beach space (at low tide), consistent good wind, and friendly locals. The unique thing about Camber is you can kite at the nearby beach (Greatstone) when the wind is off-shore at the main spot!

Travel: Camber has good transport links from London, if you're getting the train go to Rye station and it's a short taxi ride from there. Alternatively it's about an hour & a half drive from central London.  



2. Brighton, Worthing & Lancing 

Recommended schools: Coming soon ...


3. West Wittering

Recommended school: 2xs.co.uk

What we like: West Wittering is one our preferred spots on the south coast, due to it's stunning natural beauty and the excellent facilities on offer. The spot is unique because at certain tides you get out the surf board and go catch some waves (win!), and when the wind is up the kiting here is amazing. Take note that 2xs is a private club and not open to visitors unless you are taking lessons with them. 

Travel: The nearest station is Chichester, it's about 15min in a taxi from the station. 

4) Hayling Island

Recommended school: cbk-haylingisland.com

What we like: On a good day Hayling is unbeatable! With a large sandbank that creates a natural bay you get a good mix of flat water & waves to play around in. There is a private member's club that operates here so you will have to either join the club (£150 per year + insurance) or arrange a day pass (£15).  There is a great club atmosphere here with safety cover provided at the beach, as well as a restaurant to grab some food after your session. 

Travel: The nearest station to Havant, a taxi to the spot takes around 10min. 

North London

 2+ hours journey time from central London

5. Calshot

Recommended school: Nomadic Kite School

What we like: Huge flat / shallow water spot make this a great place to learn. The surrounding natural scenery is very impressive. On a good day this place is world class. 

Travel: Not the easiest spot to get to via public transport, recommend driving to this one. 

6. Poole

Recommended school: Poseidon kite School

What we like: This place has two spots, inside the harbour and outside. We recommend aiming for a session in the harbour as it has shallow & flat water with amazing local facilities. We also love chilling in the bean bags after a long hard session.  

Travel: Poole station easily reachable from London, and Poseidon school offer a shuttle service to the beach from there.  

7. Weymouth

Recommended school: Paracademy Extreme 

What we like: The lagoon is a great place to learn or practise those new tricks, the locals are super friendly and the wind is pretty consistent. 

Travel: The nearest station is Dorchester South.

 East of London

1-2 hours journey time from central London

8. Southend-on-sea

Recommended school: Coming soon ....

What we like: At low tide this spot is great, but can get crowded, and also can be quite technical to navigate, so make sure you follow all the local rules. There is a nice large grass area for launching & landing, as well as plenty of beach goers around in summer to give this place a nice vibe.  

Travel: Southend Central station will get you within walking distance of the beach. 

9. Whitstable 

Recommended school: Coming soon ..

What we like: There are a range of different spots in this area, each with their own characteristics. Suggest you spend a weekend here and try them all.  

Travel: Whitstable station is a good starting point to the rest of the spots.  

West London

2+ hours journey time from central London

10. Clacton-on-Sea

Recommended school: Zenith Kite School

What we like: Lack of crowds, occasional waves & flat water ... whats not to like?   

Travel: From Clacton-on-Sea station it's a short taxi ride to the main spot. 

As you can see there are plenty of spots within 3 hours of London, so there really is no excuse not to get out there and give it a go! 

Once you’ve found your ideal location you can easily book lessons with any of the schools via eola.co.uk

Happy Kiting!

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