There is an abundance of watersports to choose from in West Wight.
Freshwater Bay and Compton Bay are popular with surfers. Compton Bay also attracts paddle-boarders and body-boarders. Divers favour the sheltered waters of Freshwater Bay. You will also see SUPers on the river Yar at Old Freshwater and Yarmouth, and at the foot of Colwell Chine.
Swimming from the beaches at Totland Bay and Colwell Bay is popular with young families. There is an indoor pool at Moa Place, Freshwater. Yarmouth is the place for yachting and river canoeing. Sea kayaking and coasteering is based near the bothy at Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight.