Favourite UK Sailing Holiday Destinations

'Simply messing about in boats' on rivers, lakes and the sea for that matter isn't everyone's cup of tea, but for those of you who truly love being atop the water, you're in luck.

Our team have put together some handy information which can act as your guide to some of the UK's favourite sailing spots, for the experienced and novice sailor. We've also included other kinds of boating activities, from sea fishing off the Cornish coast to pottering around the Norfolk Broads, so there should be something to suit everyone's tastes. Being an island, we have plenty of options when it comes to finding open water, as we do with our holiday cottages which are both abundant and all well positioned for sailing and the like.

Do get in touch on 0333 2020 899 and speak to a member of our friendly team if you require help or advice with your search.


Go boating with the gulls flying over head and sailors in the distance

Swanage, Dorset

Bring the boat, family and friends to Swanage in Dorset, and you'll soon see why you made the right choice.

Swanage Cottages
Don't leave your boat resting on the shore, bring it on your sailing holiday

Sandwich Bay, Kent

You may not think it, but the sea off Sandwich Bay is a favourite spot for all manner of boating activities.

Sandwich Bay Cottages
Sailing boats on the tranquil water

Looe, Cornwall

Being a fishing village, the people of Looe have an affinity with the sea and take to the water with ease.

Looe Cottages
Two sailing boats with sails down on the calm lake water

The Lake District, Cumbria

Sailing in The Lake District is highly recommended by all who enjoy the sport, and is a great place to bring the family.

Lake District Cottages
In fine weather, all the sailing enthusiasts our our on the Norfolk Broads

The Broads, Norfolk

To the east of Norwich and stretching all the way to Great Yarmouth, you'll find one of the UK's largest wetlands.

The Broads Cottages