Sports & Leisure

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Sports & Leisure

If you are seeking an active lifestyle where you can be on the go from dawn to dusk, then the area around Bywaves will have something to suit both the energetic and young at heart. The coastline area near Bywaves has a Blue Flag beach, bustling marinas and an array of watersports.

Swimming, windsurfing and surfing are all popular in the waters off Bracklesham Bay and The Witterings.

At the nearby Chichester Watersports Centre, there are lakeside facilities for water-based activities including windsurfing, wakeboarding and waterskiing.

You can take to the water at Chichester Harbour, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, or simply take in the sleek lines of luxury yachts and motorboats at Chichester Marina.

Chichester Golf Club provides excellent playing facilities all year round on two 18 hole golf courses, a 9 hole Par 3 golf course, driving range and Golf Academy.

If walking, wildlife and bird-watching are among your chosen pastimes this coastal area is a haven for birds and animals. Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve, provides a tranquil home to all kinds of creatures including kestrels, barn owls and oystercatchers, weasels and voles, and butterflies and dragonflies in the summer.

Walking, mountain-biking and horse-riding are also well catered for. You are perfectly placed to explore a network of paths, trails and bridleways within the South Downs National Park which covers an area of more than 1,600km².

Stunning vistas can be appreciated along the famous South Downs Way – a trail of more than 100 miles from East Hampshire to Beachy Head in East Sussex. Be part of an invigorating journey through landscapes of open chalk grassland and secluded woods, passing picture-postcard villages, Roman roads, Bronze Age burial mounds and Iron Age hill forts.

Whether you want to reconnect with nature, participate in exhilarating watersports or just follow a fit and active lifestyle then Bywaves is perfectly placed to offer you those options.