Local Information

From local sailing courses, races, musters and boat shows, our Sail the Wash site is keen to support sailing events, courses and water sports in the area, with the Wash playing host to a large variety of them along the coastline.

Organisations that often arrange water-based events and courses on (or near) the Wash include:

King’s Lynn Ouse Amateur Sailing Club

Hunstanton Sea Tours

Hunstanton Kayaks

The Hunstanton Sailing Club

The Hunstanton Watersports School

The Brancaster Staithe Sailing Club

Brancaster Activity Centre

If you represent a club or organisation and are arranging a maritime event, rally or course for the future then please submit your event details using our events form here for it to be featured on this site.

Coastal Pursuits

With around 35 miles of coastline, the sea provides a vast playground to enjoy a variety of water sports, from sailing and jet skiing to the excitement of windsurfing, where Hunstanton offers some of the best conditions in the country for this popular sport. From Hunstanton, Searles Sea Tours run unique and exciting seal safaris and coastal trips into the Wash via two famous amphibious vessels, the Wash Monsters.

For fishing enthusiasts the water way networks of the Fens are a particular draw, coupled with the sea fishing opportunities along the coast. With no less than nine golf courses located in West Norfolk, golfers are well catered for.

Renowned throughout Britain, the special environment of West Norfolk provides some of the finest nature reserves in country and outstanding opportunities for bird watching all along the coast, as well as throughout the region’s unspoilt countryside.

Visit our relevant coastal Activities pages on the Visit West Norfolk website for lots more ideas here.

Lots to Explore on Dry Land

Once you have moored your boat, why not venture inland and explore all the varied things to do in the area for all the family, and for all age ranges.

With its beautiful rolling countryside, so many people come to West Norfolk to enjoy some wonderful walking routes, or take to their bike to explore the countryside. Alternatively there are great opportunities for horse riding. Visit our Activities section on the Visit West Norfolk website for lots more ideas here.

Local Attractions

For ideas of places to visit and things to do check out our guide to attractions, including details of sports and activity centres, animal and wildlife attractions, and places to provide fun for all the family or even ideas to entertain you on the occasional rainy day.

West Norfolk is brim full of history and heritage to enjoy. From famous historic houses, parks and gardens, to castles, churches, museums, heritage sites and working windmills, discover a host of fascinating places to visit.

Why not visit our comprehensive guide to all that you can see and do in the area whilst on your boating trip here.

General Events in the Local Area

Whenever you plan to visit, there are always a great range of events to be enjoyed in King’s Lynn and the wider surrounding area of West Norfolk.

For details of events which you can search by date, location or type of events visit our events section here.

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