• The centre is open all year round.

    Ideally located between Poole/Bournemouth and Swanage on a family beach 100 yards from the Poole-Swanage Ferry. We also have class training rooms.

  • Power Boating is an exhilarating water sport

    At Shell Bay we can help you to enjoy the sea in safety. Our training boat is a Ribeye 650 Sport, fitted with a 150HP Yamaha outboard engine giving a top speed of approximately 50 MPH

  • The centre is uniquely placed near Poole Harbour

    Windsurfing is one of the cheapest and most popular sailing activities in the UK and Shell Bay is ideally situated to introduce you to the sport or develop your skills.

Welcome to Shellbay Watersports - The home of RYA Powerboat & Windsurfing training courses in Dorset



Windsurfing & Courses

The centre is uniquely placed near Poole Harbour entrance, allowing easy access to a secluded sandy bay with shallow waters, making it ideal for beginners or intermediates alike.


Windsurfing Hire

Windsurfing equipment is available for hire "off-the-beach" at Shell Bay.

From just £10/hr we kit you out with a board and sail, wetsuit and bouyancy aid.

If you fancy a go or want to brush up your skills but do not want a full blown course we can also arrange "hire & tuition".


The sport of windsurfing encompasses people of all ages and from all walks of life. With the right instruction, the right equipment and regular time on the water, your windsurfing will progress quickly.


Contact us by Email: info@shellbay.co.uk or direct by phone on Tel: 01929 450 339.

Practical Courses


Stage 1
- An ideal introduction, teaching you the basics of getting on the water and sailing the board across the wind and back

Stage 2
- Practical skills to get you sailing around a course practising tacking and gybing, enabling you to make progression towards and away from the wind

Stage 3
- Set up your board and rig correctly, enhance your stance on all points of sailing and introduce basic harness techniques in stronger winds.



We provide lessons, RYA Tuition and equipment hire for Windsurfing and Power Boat & RIB Handling courses for individuals and groups.