Hove Lagoon

Address: Kingsway, Brighton, BN3 4LX, England
Telephone: 01273 424842

- Expensive


This is a great spot for would-be sailors and windsurfers to learn the ropes.

For those that want to have a go at sailing or windsurfing but are a bit daunted by the idea of setting out to sea, Hove Lagoon is a godsend. Separated from the beach by Hove’s Western Esplanade, this manmade lake is big enough to get a bit of speed up, but small enough for beginners to feel at ease. Beginners can book a taster session, then graduate to a RYA course.

Value for money

Price advice

A three-hour windsurfing or dinghy sailing taster session costs £35 (winter) or £45 (summer).

Expert tips

There’s a playground and café alongside the lagoon.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Sporty types
  • Stag / hen parties
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Great views / scenery
  • Relaxation
  • No fuss