• 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



Youth Groups, Schools & Scouts

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


Windsurfing can make a fun day out for groups and here at Shell Bay we are experienced in catering for schools, youth clubs, scout and guide groups. We can offer "taster" sessions to suit your timetable and budget.


Shell Bay are an Adventure Activities Licensing Authority Registered center so you can be sure that a fun day out will stay fun and safe.


Skippered Powerboat Hire

Our Ribeye 785 is available for Skippered Charter with up to 11 customers on board, (we can arrange for other boats to allow for greater numbers) for cruises where you choose.


Popular group activities are along the Spectacular Jurassic Coast seeing the wildlife and rock climbers whilst having a go at the controls under the supervision of your highly experienced and qualified instructor.


For those over the age of 12 during your charter, you can try water sports such as tubing, water skiing, wakeboarding and knee board. Wet suits and bouyancy aids are provided for these activities.


You can have a go at the helm under the supervision of your skipper. The boat is available by the day, half day, or hour.


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.