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Bawdsey Quay Watersports Centre

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Address: Bawdsey Manor | Bawdsey, Woodbridge IP12 3AZ, England
Phone Number: +44 7747 847263
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Bawdsey Quay Watersports Centre is on the north bank of the River Deben...

Bawdsey Quay Watersports Centre is on the north bank of the River Deben estuary, opposite Felixstowe Ferry on the Suffolk coast. With access to the mouth of the river at all states of the tide, we have both river and sea sailing areas which offer safe learning environments for beginners. More experienced sailors will enjoy the more challenging waters offshore.We offer sailing, powerboating and kayaking as well as other activities such as raft building.

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This is the best place I have been to in my whole life I went sailing at Bawdsey for 3 years once you start you can't stop.It is a great place to go with familiar and friend as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2014
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

went to the waterfront last week with my son , daughter-in-law and grand-daughter . It was a sunny day and many student from University checking water for their study . The place was peaceful and not many tourists because end of October many activities closed even the boat took people across the river was not operate . I think summer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014

This is the best place I have been to in my whole life I went sailing at Bawdsey for 3 years once you start you can't stop.It is a great place to go with familiar and friend as there are lots of campsite near.I think that anyone could go there from ages ranging 8-70 as I have sailed there with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

My husband and I booked in for a sailing taster session while we were on holiday in the area. I have nothing but praise. Apart from it being really good fun, it was exactly as described. Very reasonably priced and more importantly as a complete novice I felt completely safe. It has definitely convinced us to take up more lessons.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

We only visited the tea shop here - but that was worth the trip in itself. The tea was good and refills were offered. The chocolate cake was excellent. We sat on the outside balcony watching the boat movements - exciting as the current here is very strong. The ferry to Old Felixstowe was running; the route it took varied... More 

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Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2013

After being recommended by a friend we decided to try it and we couldn't agree with the other reviews more. This is a fantastic find in a brilliant location. My wife and I enjoyed ourselves so much that we booked our kids in for a course the following week. They're each now fully converted sailors. Thanks Bawdsey guys :)

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2012

The wonderful staff at this centre have given my son a really wonderful introduction to sailing. There is a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Their communication with me was great in the face of changable weather. The sailing was very exciting taking the boats into open sea which my son adored and which I was happy with as all the safety is... More 

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