The Academy

Dorset's premier Watersports location

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The Watersports Academy is Poole Harbour’s premier centre and one of the largest activity centres on the South Coast. Offering a whole host of thrilling water based activities, catering for all abilities.

Starting from a shack on the beach in 2004 with just a handful of boards and a dream of becoming a renowned centre for marine fun. The Watersports Academy has flourished to become a landmark in the Sandbanks area. The Centre’s biggest transformation was in Summer 2014, with a move onsite to the prestigious Sandbanks Hotel.

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  • Our premium facilities include…

    • Spacious male and female changing rooms with hot showers and secure lockers
    • Onsite classroom
    • Equipment and clothing shop
    • Coffee bar with waterside decked terrace
    • Access to the Seaview Restaurant

    For your safety on the water…

    • Qualified and experienced instructors
    • Full safety briefing
    • Full safety cover for all customers
    • Full range of the latest, safety checked and professionally maintained equipment
    • Safety / rescue boat

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Our talented team at the Watersports Academy are passionate about having fun on the water! We’re open 7 days a week and pride ourselves on friendly service a to ensure even the most reluctant beginner has an enjoyable experience. Meet the team.