Panoramic View of Exmouth Beach (Seafront)
Panoramic shot of Exmouth Beach (Seafront), in front of the main car-park.

Exmouth is a very nice location offering conditions suitable for just about every level and any wind direction. The seafront is more suited to competent sailors (intermediate and above), with beginners generally preferring the safety of the "Duckpond" (estuary). There are some VERY strong currents at the river mouth, so care must be taken, and this somewhat restricts sailing to either side of high and low tide. There is no substitute for local knowledge, so if in doubt pop into Waterfront Sports on the seafront and ask for some advice. Exmouth has a lovely long sandy beach, so it's also a good location for keeping non-windsurfing partners happy!

Map overlooking the sailing area, and local information

OS Map with Aerial Photo

Flat Water: YES
Wind Chop: YES
Waves: SOME
Beach: Sand
Wind Direction : N-SE NE-E

Car parking : YES (70p/hr)
Toilets : YES
Café : YES

Nearest Windsurf Shop : Waterfront Sports, Seafront

Wind information and Webcams can be found here and here.

Tide information can be found here.

Exmouth is located on the South coast of Devon, approximately 10 miles South-East of Exeter. Access is via the A376, from either the M5, A30, A38 or A3052. Follow the signs to the seafront and carry right on along the front, past the Deer Leep pub and the mini roundabout. The local shop is on the left just after this roundabout, and the main car-park is a little further on.

The car-park is pretty big, but can get full quickly on sunny days. There is grass for rigging and a tap for washing the sand off your kit. There is also a grassy rigging area outside Waterfront Sports, but parking here is pretty scarce.

Launching area is shown by the red arrow. Aerial Photos & Maps from Multimap and GetMapping

The photos below should give an idea of the range of conditions found at this location. The larger images have a description of the conditions at the time the shot was taken. If you've got any good photos that you'd like to see here then email me and I'll add them on if possible.

Typical Sailing Conditions

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