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Welcome to CWS! Home to a wide range of popular water-based activities including our Aqua Park, Wakeboarding (boat & cable 2.0), Waterskiing, Monoskiing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Kayaking. Situated just 5 minutes from Chichester city centre, our freshwater lake measuring around 40 acres, is supplied mainly by The South Downs. 


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Introducing our brand new, super-sized Aqua Park for summer 2021! Come and jump, bounce, climb and slide around our NEW inflatable Aqua Park from 12th June 2021.

Race with your friends and family around the course and watch them wipe out, or if that's not your thing, leisurely explore the park enjoying our less challenging features - there's something for everyone! The perfect activity for kids parties, team bonding or just a fun day out. 


       Suitable for anyone aged 8+ who can swim 50m unaided with a buoyancy aid. 


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Fall in love with Wakeboarding, Waterskiing and more behind our boats.

With a designated boat for skiing, boarding and learners we have the right option for you! Our learner boat is equipped with a boom bar making it the easiest way to progress and benefit from our expert tuition. 

If you're still not sold on wakeboarding or waterskiing, we also offer inflatable rides for a fun, action packed, adrenaline fix. Holding up to 10 people, our inflatable rides offer a sure-fire way to ensure some excitement to your day. For those wishing to stay dry, why not purchase a speedboat ride. A unique and ideal experience for any occasion


       Tows are suitable for anyone aged 8+ who can swim 50m unaided in a buoyancy aid. 

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Find the UK's longest 2.0 HD wakeboard cable here at CWS.

An exhilarating and energising sport for all those thrill seekers out there, or for those looking for a fun alternative to keep fit. It's no surprise that wake boarding is one of the fastest growing water sports worldwide! From complete beginners to advanced riders, our expert instructors are here to help.   

       Suitable for anyone aged 8+ who can swim 50m unaided with a buoyancy aid.


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The perfect paddle-based activity suited to everyone.

Originating from Hawaii, SUP requires a paddle to propel you through the water on a large surf-like board. Paddleboarding around our 40-acre freshwater lake has been described as, “hugely relaxing” and a “serene experience”.

It’s a water sport that doesn’t require a huge amount of practice to get you going and can be enjoyed by everyone. A great compliment alongside one of our other more ‘adrenaline fueled activities’ to wind down, or a great steppingstone into the water sports world. 

       Suitable for anyone aged 8+ who can swim 50m unaided with a buoyancy aid.


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A fun, yet leisurely activity to improve your fitness, strength and flexibility. 

All our kayaks here at CWS are sit on top with single or double options, making them ideal for beginners and families, or for those wishing to be gently introduced into water sports. Our boats are both stable and easy to paddle, guaranteeing you a bit of fun. Also, there’s no need to worry about being trapped as they are not enclosed. Whilst you embark on your journey, be sure to check out all the different wildlife around our lake!

       Suitable for anyone aged 8+ who can swim 50m unaided with a buoyancy aid.

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Challenge your swimming away from the pool!

Jump into this fun and refreshing weekend activity during the Summer season - @ £10pp. It's also the perfect practicing opportunity for event training swimmers. Check out our News & Events page for swim times & upcoming swim events being held at our centre - email or call to enquire now!

        Wetsuits are compulsory 


A fun and safe environment for groups to try a variety of watersports.

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CWS is the perfect place to tailor an exciting outdoor adventure for your group. Throughout the summer season, we run a number of private activity days for schools and other large groups. We work to incorporate a variety of activities so individuals get the chance to experience everything on offer here at the centre! 

A typical day will run from 10am - 2:15pm with a variety of activity sessions on the water. Prices start @£26 for groups of 40 + (exclusive of VAT). 

       Suitable for anyone aged 8+ who can swim 50m unaided with a buoyancy aid.

For more information or to book, please email or give us a ring using the following contact information:


           +44 1243 776439

We will do our best to tailor the day to suit your requirements!



The CWS full activity pricelist. Make sure you follow our facebook and Instagram pages for exclusive special offers and discounts!


Aqua Park Session    |  £20

- 50 minutes

Exclusive Sessions |

Please enquire 

You can view our cancellation policy here. 


Wakeboard /

Waterski Tow        |     £30

- 6 passes of lake  (max 15 minutes)

- Includes board/ski hire

Wakeboard /

Waterski Lesson   |    £60

- 30 minutes

- 1-1 lesson, includes board hire

Inflatable Rides     |   From 


- 15 minutes                    

- Additional £10 per extra head


Wakeboard Tow        |     £20

 - 15 minutes


Wakeboard Lesson   |    £50

 - 30 minutes

-  1-1 lesson, includes board hire

Group Sessions



Private SUP Tuition    |  £50

- £30 per extra head

- 1 hour 

 SUP Hire                     |  £20

- 1 hour 


Single Kayak               |    £20

Double Kayak             |    £25

- 1 hour


SUP/Kayak Launch    |  £20

- 2 hours

- Price is per craft


Per 1 hour session    |  £10pp


Buoyancy Aid         |   FREE

- Compulsory for all activities

Wetsuit Hire           |  £5

- Optional

Helmet                     |  FREE

- Activity / age dependant 

Board Hire              |   £5

-Fee only applicable  for cable tows


Take a look at our fully-licensed Cafe/Bar and Waterside Decking area here at CWS. You don't need to be taking part in an activity to visit, we invite spectators and other members of the public to enjoy a drink or some food in this scenic setting too! 



The Cafe/Bar, with it's cosy indoor seating and spacious outdoor decking area, is perfect come rain or shine. We have a range of light refreshments, snacks, coffee and alcoholic beverage to serve you in the sunshine!

Cafe Chichester
Cafe Chichester

Barista Coffee, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks

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Cafe and bar in chichester

Serving hot and cold food and drinks.

Cafe in Chichester/Westhampnett
Cafe in Chichester/Westhampnett

Hot food and drink served

Cafe Chichester
Cafe Chichester

Barista Coffee, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks



Our waterside decking area is the perfect spot to spectate whilst family and friends splash around in the water ahead. Enjoy brunch, lunch or even an early dinner out in the sun, and make the most of our fully-licensed cafe serving a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. 

Chichester Watersports Club House
Chichester Watersports Club House

Chichester Watersports Centre outside

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lake view Chichester Waterports

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Sunset Aqua Park Chichester Watersports

CWS Aqua Park

Chichester Watersports Club House
Chichester Watersports Club House

Chichester Watersports Centre outside



Our shop boasts a wide range of various water sports equipment, all at a very competitive price. Whether you’re a novice or expert, our staff will always be on hand to give advice and help you make the perfect purchase. Our shop is open every day that our centre is, so pop down and have a look for yourself!



NEW IN 2019! Let us introduce to you our newly-built, luxury Lake View Lodges here at CWS. Our selection of Standard and Premium Lake Lodges offer the perfect accommodation for up to 4 guests in pursuit of a water sports-based break, or simply for those seeking lets in the heart of the historic town of Chichester. 


Accommodates: Up to 4 Guests 

Bedrooms: 2 

Beds: 3

(Double room with en-suite + Bunk bed room)

Bathrooms: 2

(En-suite + Shared family bathroom)

Kitchenette: Yes

(Large combined Kitchenette-Living space)

Living Room: Yes

(Large combined Kitchenette-Living space)

Private Terrace: Yes

Linen Included: Yes

(Fresh Linen & Towels are provided)

For further detailed amenities, please contact us now!


Accommodates: Up to 4 Guests 

Bedrooms*: 2 

Beds: 3

(Double room + Bunk bed room)

Bathrooms: 1

(Shared family bathroom)

Kitchenette: Yes

(Standard combined Kitchenette-Living space)

Living Room: Yes

(Standard combined Kitchenette-Living space)

Private Terrace: Yes

Linen Included: Yes

(Fresh Linen & Towels are provided)

For further detailed amenities, please contact us now!

*The second bedroom in all lodges is a small bunk-bedded room. We therefore recommend that 'all-adult' groups opt for a Premium lodge if they are looking to enjoy a more spacious living area!

How to book?

Prospective guests can view and book their lodge via Airbnb using the link below. We currently do not take any direct bookings, however prospective guests can contact us should they have any queries or problems when booking!

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Take a look at our fully-licensed function room available for hire now! Make your special day more memorable at Parkers - contact us to arrange a viewing.



Parkers is a unique venue set on the lake side, with modern interior and panoramic glass doors opening out onto a large decked balcony with stunning lake views.


Weddings, Birthdays, Christenings, Corporate Meetings or any other event you have in mind - our experienced events team will help to cater for your needs.

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With capacity to accommodate up to 120 people, Parkers venue proves the perfect location to host weddings, birthday parties, corporate days or any other event. 


Some of our offerings include;


- natural modern decor

- stunning lake views

- free wifi internet access

- free parking on-site for all your guests

- atmospheric, multi-coloured light system

(perfect fo creating that inviting and intimate ambience) 

- option to greet your guests in style by making a grand entrance by speed boat


Parkers is happy to accommodate any additional requests as best we can!


Parkers has extensive catering services led by an experienced team to satisfy all of your needs. A range of options are available to guests, from formal sit down meals, to light refreshments, barbeques & buffets.

We would be pleased to show you around and discuss options for your upcoming event.

Contact us now to arrange a convenient time for your viewing!





Chichester Watersports,

Coach Road,



West Sussex,

PO18 0NX



All the latest goings-on here at CWS.

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Yep, you heard right. CWS is welcoming a BRAND NEW Aqua Park for summer 2021!


Book online now and join us on our super-sized inflatable obstacle course this summer season!



OPENS 12TH JUNE 2021. 




SUMMER 2021 - 



Our stunning Lake Lodges set on the waters edge of the west side of our Lake, are available to book now! Both Standard and Premium options are available and all lodges sleep up to 4 guests!

Don't wait around - we are booking up quickly already! Contact us to book now. Want more info? Click here to view our Lake Lodges page



Fancy a new challenge in 2020?


Sign up to one of Tribal Sports events taking part at CWS this year!.




OWS 2020

OWS is now running every Saturday at 10 - 11am. 

The cost is £10 pp, and all swimmers MUST pre-book via email and make payment in advance. 

We hope to see you soon!







Chichester Watersports,

Coach Road,



West Sussex,

PO18 0NX

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Lake Lodges,

Rutland Way, 



West Sussex,

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Chichester Watersports,

Coach Road,



West Sussex,

PO18 0NX


For those extra questions you have. 

If you can't find it here, give us a ring on 01243 776439, we'd be more than happy to help! 


Do I need to book in advance?

Yes! We advise that all bookings are made in advance to avoid disappointment.

Do I need to pay in advance?

Yes please. We require full payment for all activities. Bookings are not confirmed until full payment is made.

What happens if I want to cancel my booking?

We operate a 14 day cancellation policy for full refunds. Cancellations made more than 72 hours in advance are entitled date reschedule or, a 50% refund. For full details, please see cancellation policy.

What happens in bad weather?

Activities go ahead in almost all weathers here at CWS - you are going to get wet anyway! In the rare case of a lightning storm or severe winds, activities will be momentarily postned, or re-arranged for an alternative date. Please see our Cancellation Policy for full details.

Do you have lockers?

No. Unfortunatley we do not have lockers at the centre. We reccommend that you lock any valubales with you in the car - we can look after the keys at reception at your request. Please note: management will not accept responsibilty for the loss or damage of any personal belongings on the premises.

How old do you have to be to take part in activities?

The following age restrictions apply to our activities.

The Aqua Park: All participants must be at least 8 years and 1.1m tall. We strongly recommend that those aged 8-11 years are accompanied by an adult at a ratio of 1 adult to 3 children.

Wakeboarding and Waterskiing: All participants must be at least 8 years.

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) and Kayaking: All participants must be at least 8 years, however we reccommend that all SUP beginners purchase a lesson with us before hiring a board.

Boat Inflatables: All participants must be at least 10 years.

Do I have to wear a buoyancy aid?

Yes, all persons entering the lake must wear a buoyancy aid at all times. Failure to do so will result in termination of the activitiy session.

Do I have to wear a wetsuit?

Wetsuits are not compulsory, but are reccommended during periods of colder water temperatures. If you aren't sure, speak to one of our experienced memebers of staff! Wetsuits can be hired for £5pp on arrival.

What do I need to bring with me?

Just your swimming gear and a towel! Wetsuits are avilable for hire and buoyancy aids are provided free-of-charge. You are welcome to use your own wetsuits, however we do ask that you use our buoyancy aids.

What do I wear on my feet?

We ask that soled wetsuit shoes are not worn on our equipment. We suggest participants go bare footed, or wear wetsuit socks if necessary.

Are there fish in the lake?

Yes, there are friendly fish in the lake!

Do you have changing rooms?

Yes, we have changing and shower facilties on site for all participating customers.

Do I have to be able to swim to take part in activities?

Yes. We ask that participants of all activies are able to swim 50m aided with a buoyancy aid. Please note that those going on our Aqua Park will have to swim approximatley this distance in order to gain access.

What equipment do I need?

We have everything available for hire on site including wakeboards, skis, kayaks, SUPS, wetsuits, helmets and buoyancy aids.

What happens if I turn up late?

We will try our best to get you on the water if you're late, however we cannot be held responsible for late arrivals and missed sessions. Please allow plenty of time to arrive at the centre. We ask that all participants arrive at least 30 minutes prior to their session start time.

How long do I need to arrive prior to my session start time?

We ask that participants arrive 30 minutes prior to all activity start times.

Can I bring my own Kayak or SUP?

Yes. You can launch your kayak or SUP for a fee of £20 per craft for 3 hours. Please see our Pricelist for full details.

Do I get instruction with Kayak and SUP hire?

If you opt to just hire Kayaks or SUPs, then you are on your own. There is no tuition included. We will always make you aware of the restricted areas on the lake though - please pay attention to this! You can book a SUP lesson with us if you're a beginner. Click here to book your lesson now!

Am I allowed anywhere on the lake in Kayaks and SUPs?

No. All persons on Kayaks and SUPs should ensure that they remain with ... m of the perimeter of the lake during times when the power boat is in service. Don't worry, our staff will make you aware of restricted areas before you enter the lake.

Can I walk around the lake?

No, unfortunatley you cannot walk around the lake.

Do you serve alcohol in the Cafe?

Yes, we have a fully licensed cafe on site serving a variety of alcoholic beverages. Please note however, watersport participants must not consume alcohol prior to their activity sessions.

Do you have disabled access?

Yes, we have disabled access to our main clubhouse, cafe and waterside decking areas. If you need any assistance, please inform a member of staff, we'd be happy to help.

Can I bring a picnic?

Unfortunatley we do not allow for food or drink to be bought onsite. We have fully licensed cafe/bar. We do allow birthday cakes for parties - we just ask you clean up the mess!

Are dogs allowed on site?

Unfortunately we do not allow dogs on site.


CWS advise that all activities are booked in advance to save disappointment. All activities * will require full payment at the time of booking. Cancellations made more than 7 days in advance are entitled to a full refund, if you cancel your booking 72 hours in advance you are entitled to a 50% refund OR full credit if you wish to reschedule. We operate a strict no-refund policy within 72 hours of your booked session. In the rare case of severe weather conditions which are deemed dangerous (such as lightning storms), activities will be momentarily postponed or, cancelled and re-arranged for an alternative date. We advise that you turn up 45 minutes before your allocated time as late arrivals could result in missed sessions or shortened allocated time slots. CWS cannot be held responsible for late arrivals. Thank you for your understanding, and we hope to see you soon! *Turning up without a confirmed booking is done so at your own risk.


Who we are

Chichester Water Sports (CWS) is a centre for water-based activities such as: windsurfing, wakeboarding, water-skiing, kayaking and banana boat rides to individuals, families and groups such as schools, clubs and societies.

We have an open and transparent approach to data protection.

We believe that you should be able to control what happens to your personal information, we meet our obligations as a data controller and we respect your rights as a data subject.

Our website is

Our email address is

Contact us by phone on 01243 776439

Information we collect

We collect the personal information of users of the water sports centre including

Biographical information

Such as: Name, Email, Telephone, Home address

Health information

Details of allergies and any health conditions that might limit participation in water-based activities or required some adjustment or special consideration

Where we get your personal information from?

You provide the information to us on the consent form that you complete when you register to take part in an activity.

For children under 16 years of age, the information is provided to us by a parent or guardian.

For groups the information is provided to us by the group leader.

How we use your personal information?

For safety reasons we maintain a register of individuals currently using the centre.

We retain your details as a condition of us obtaining insurance cover for the activities.

When will we contact you?

We will contact you if a query arises from your visit, in the event of an emergency or if you specifically ask us to.

Who we share your information with?

We will share your details with our insurers in the event of them being relevant to a claim.

We verify that our insurers have a privacy policy that is compatible with ours and which complies with data protection legislation.

We do not transfer your data to non-EU countries.

How long do we keep your personal information?

We retain your information for up to five years.

Safeguarding Measures

We have put reasonable and appropriate security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the personal information that we process.

We use individual usernames and passwords that must be entered each time a member of staff logs on.

These safeguards help protect against unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy, and provide for the appropriate use of personal information.

Your rights

You have the right to access the information that we hold about you, to know how we process it, to have inaccurate information corrected, to ask us to restrict what we do with your information, to object to us processing your information, to ask us to transfer your information in an electronic form to a third party and to ask us to erase your information. We may not be able to erase your information if we need to retain it as a condition of our insurance cover, if we do erase it we will keep a record of it which will include some limited personal information.

To exercise your rights, send an email to or telephone us on 01243 776439

Lawful basis for processing

Notwithstanding your rights detailed above, we do not rely directly on your consent to process your personal information, we have a legitimate interest in processing the information that you have provided to us.

How to complain

If you think your information has been misused or that we haven’t kept it secure, you should contact us and tell us by sending an email to

If you’re unhappy with our response or if you need any advice you should contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)


Here at CWS we are committed to providing a quality service for all its customers. However, acknowledging that things do sometimes go wrong we welcome you to contact us with any cause for complaint to: Should you wish to see our complaints procedure please inquire to the same email as above.