Welcome to Hove Lagoon Watersports Centre

Hove Lagoon is a truly unique watersports location not just in Brighton but the UK. With a sheltered shallow lagoon for beginners and the sea nearby, it is one of the best watersports venues around.

The safe, shallow and sheltered waters of the Lagoon enable you to progress rapidly as :

  • Waist deep water means you can get on and off easily saving energy
  • There is no current or tide
  • The flat water makes it so much easier to balance and get started than the chop of the sea even on a calm day
  • The flat water makes it much easier and quicker to learn the correct technique and progress quickly.
  • Lessons are almost never cancelled due to rough weather that can prevent you getting on the sea
  • We are right next to the sea, if the conditions are suitable you will get to go on the sea.
  • Excellent club houes facilities with changing rooms, hot showers, cafe offering BBQ's, great coffee and free WiFi
  • Lagoon Watersports is a RYA, BWSW and BSUPA school with staff that are passionate and active in all sports taking part at both local and national level.

At Hove Lagoon the centre offers :

Call : 01273 42 48 42 ext 2

Email : info@lagoonwatersports.co.uk

Address : Hove Lagoon, Kingsway, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 4LX

Hove lagoon is right on the seafront at the western end of the Brighton and Hove promenade. We are approximately 3 miles directly west of the Pier along the promenade. We are the two storey building on the south side of Hove Lagoon. Come up the steps at the eastern end of the centre and find us in the office.

Hove Lagoon By Car

Public transport to Hove lagoon

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Opening times

Office: April - end August 8am - 7pm. Rest of year 9am - 5pm (Phones and Email only in Jan and Feb)

Activities : April - November, plus Saturdays in November. 

Hire times : Last hire is about an hour - 90 minutes before close

April : Wed - Fri (12 - 6pm) Weekend (12 - 7pm)
May - end of September : Mon - Fri (10am - 9pm or approx 1 hour before dark) Weekend. (10am - 8pm)
October : Wed - Sunday (10am - approx 1 hour before dark)
November : Wednesday afternoon and Saturdays   (10am - approx 1 hour before dark)
December - early April : Wednesday afternoon ,Saturday and sunday subject to weather - plesea call to check

Closed over Christmas and new year.

Sea Safety Cover times

You may hire on the sea unsupervised outside of these safety cover time subject to some basic personal watersports experience and health and safety requirements. Please see Off Site Hire for details.

April from 2nd weekend : Weekends from 1000 – 1815
May : Wed - Fri  5pm – 7.15pm, Weekends from 1000 – 1815
June : Wed - Fri 1200 – 2015, Weekends from 1000 – 1815
July : Mon - Fri 1200 – 2015 , Weekends 1000 – 1815
Aug : Mon - Fri 1200 – 2015 (1915 from mid Aug), Weekends from 1000 – 1815
Sept : Wed, Thurs, Fri 1200 – 1815, Weekends from 1000 – 1815
Oct : Weekends from 1000 – 1815

Wakeboarding opening times - Pre booking is essential for wakeboarding

Weekdays : 1pm to close (School summer holidays from 10am)
Saturdays : 9am - 8pm
Sundays : 2.30pm - 8pm

Book Wakeboard Ride sessions

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Public Transport from outside Brighton

Rail : National Rail enquiries: 08457 484950   www.nationalrail.co.uk

We recommend travelling to Portslade station (1 mile from us ) or Hove station (2 miles from us) Brighton station is 3 miles from us.

Coach : National Express run many routes to Brighton. Brighton coach station in near the pier which is about 3 miles from us. 

Local public travel options

We advise planning your trip using the excellent Journey on web site

Local Buses to Hove Lagoon (Last updated Spring 2013)

Brighton and Hove Bus companyRoute 1, 1A, 6

This service travels along Church Road which is about 3 mins walk north of the seafront. Get off at the Wish Road or Brittany Court stops. This service runs from Brighton Station. If you have arrived at Hove Station you need to walk directly south to Church Road where you can meet this service.

Stage Coach

Coastliner 700 service.


Hove Lagoon is on a cycle route and we would highly recommend cycling to Hove Lagoon. We have cycle racks where you can park and lock your bike up. Inside we have showers, changing facilities and secure lockers where you can store cycling clothing and helmets. Check cycle routes in Brighton

Walking / Running

Hove Lagoon is within easy walking distance of  Portslade station and the regular bus service along Church Road. Runners we have showers, changing facilities and secure lockers you can use.

Hove Lagoon by Car

Hove Lagoon is on the A259 coast road. Hove Lagoon on google maps  Postcode : BN3 4LX

We do not have our own car park. There is parking on the slip road opposite the lagoon, please note this is free but limited to 4 hours. Do not park on the grass or you are likely to get clamped. This area can fill up quickly in the summer and we would advise car sharing. There is free parking in the residential area to the north of the A259 Kingsway. There is also pay machine parking on the A259 Kingsway. On busy days such as sunny weekends please allow extra time to park.

To find people to car share with please post on our facebook / hove lagoon or ask in the office and we will try and find someone that lives or passes your area.

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