The Isle of Portland offers a whole host of water sports including: sailing, diving, fishing, windsurfing, kayaking, kite surfing and coasteering so whichever way the water interests you, Portland is sure to satisfy. If land-based activities are more your thing, Portland boasts many impressive walking routes, rock climbing spots, cycle paths, bird watching areas and horse-riding facilities.

If you’re looking to try a new activity, hire equipment or take a course to brush up on your skills, there are a selection of activity providers below:

A wind surfer enjoying the waters around Portland


Windsurfing, Kitesurfing and Stand Up Paddle Boarding
The Official Test Centre (OTC) is located within the grounds of the National Sailing Academy, and literally right on the waterline of Portland Harbour. They offer equipment hire and tuition in a variety of popular watersports and can cater for all abilities.
A rock climber enjoying one of the many cliff faces on Portland

Portland Climbing

Portland Climbing offer group introductory climbing sessions where group members will learn the essential basic skills for climbing safely. Climbing is accessible all over Portland, with a popular area located just a short walk from the Estate.
A biking enthusiast enjoying one of the many bike trials on Portland

Weymouth Bike Hire


Weymouth Bike Hire have a wide range of bikes and essential accessories available for hire suited for you and your family. Mountain bikes, hybrids, cruisers, junior & teen bikes, tots, tandems, adult trikes, baby seats, tag-a-longs, child trailers… you name it! Free delivery and collection.
A diver just about to jump off the side of a boat off the coast of Portland

Dive Beyond

Scuba Diving

Dive Beyond have 3 Dive Boats and a PADI Dive School, teaching everything from beginners to instructors and they can organise your diving, gases, courses & servicing. You can learn to dive, expand your diving, become a diving instructor or simply go diving! Portland probably has more wreck diving than almost any other part of the UK.
A sailing team enjoying the waters off Portland

Andrew Simpson
Watersports Centre


Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre – Portland offer taster sessions to beginners that allow you to go out on the water, learn how to sail and have some fun and games at the same time. Alternatively, multi-activity sessions are also available including Sailing, Kayaking and Stand-Up Paddle boarding.
A selfie of some paddle boarders enjoying the waters off the coast of Portland

Weymouth Watersports
& Fitness Club

Stand Up Paddle Boarding & Kayaking

Weymouth Watersports & Fitness Club offer a range of watersports in the safety of Portland Harbour, a beautiful stretch of water that’s accessible in most conditions. Their fully qualified and experienced instructors are available to help you try something new, and offer
equipment hire if you want to do your own thing.