With miles of magnificent coastline Northumberland naturally has plenty of watersports on hand for holidaymakers to enjoy. However it also has some unique inland locations such as Kielder Water which is a magnet for watersports enthusiasts.

If you love diving then you will love Northumberland! The Farne Islands are rated as one of the UK's top ten diving sites with numerous wrecks to explore as well as a whole host of wildlife to spot including over 4000 grey seals! Dive charter boats operate from Seahouses so even the not so experienced diver can enjoy this truly unique experience.

If you prefer to stay above water then why not try out some canoeing or kayaking at Kielder Water and Forest Park where they also offer sailing and waterskiing on the largest manmade lake in Northern Europe! Or you could head out to the coast and try the exhilarating sport of kite surfing or the slightly more relaxing activity of sailing, a great way to see the coastline from a different angle.

All these water sports offer you the chance to explore the coastlines and waterways of Northumberland that you wouldn't see from just walking or cycling. You can start searching for your perfect holiday cottage by clicking on `Cottages suitable for Watersports'. All these cottages are within 20km of great watersports opportunities.

Northside Surf School

No matter what the ability, the Northside Surf School offers a gripping experience as you go head to head with the vibrant waves on the northeast coast.

KA Kitesurfing

Using the stunning beaches at Budle Bay, Bamburgh, Beadnell Bay, Druridge Bay, and Redcar KA provide kitesurfing courses designed for both groups and individuals. Tel:07766 303876

Adventure Northumberland

For a wide range of water sports from canoeing to surfing and coasteering, Adventure Northumberland has a lot to offer those looking to get out on the water for a thrilling day packed full of activities.

Active 4 Seasons

Guided trips, expeditions and skills courses in open canoeing, river and sea kayaking and basic rock climbing. Tel 07941450064

Tynemouth Surf Co

Based on the picturesque shores of Tynemouth and with plenty of facilities in the surrounding area and town itself is Tynemouth Surf Co.

Diving around The Farne Islands

The Farne Islands lie just over two miles off the Northumberland coast midway between the fishing village of Seahouses and the magnificent Castle at Bamburgh.