Coquet Shorebase Trust

The Coquet Shorebase trust is a community based watersports centre aiming to get people from all sorts of backgrounds and walks of like involved in watersports participation and training. All members of the community welcome regardless of age, ability, gender, ethnicity or soclo-economic status. We will deliver activity to individuals/families as well as organisations.

Offer various activities at various times during School Holidays, Term Time and Weekends. Covers Castle Morpeth and Alnwick District.

Courses and taster sessions are offerd for individuals and groups where courses can lead to National Governing Body Qualifications. Once compentent we can offer access to local sports clubs who cater for children.

Dinghy Sailing - Amble or Druridge Bay County Park. Any Day. 10.00am - 3.30pm. Contact Phil Sowcroft.

Windsurfing - Amble or Druridge Bay County Park. Any Day, 10.00am - 3.00pm. Contact Phil Sowcroft.

Canoeing/Kayaking - Amble/Druridge Bay County Park. Any Day 10.00am - 3.30pm

Our current opportunities include, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, windurfing, raft building and power boating. Saftey euipment will be supplied.

Who to contact

01665 710367

Where to go

Coquet Shorebase Trust
The Braid
NE65 0WU

Situated on The Braid, just West of the Yacht Club . Local Bus services are available for transport to and from the organisation.

Local Offer

Local Offer Description

We are a community based watersports centre offering mainly canoeing/sailing/windsurfing and rafting activities.

We have been working with people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities for over 20 years.

We find that the activities boost self-confidence and enable them to succeed in learning new skills.

After initial sessions, they can go on to join one of our affiliated clubs and participate on an equal footing with other like-minded people who accept them for what they are – just other paddlers or sailors.

Our main centre is in Amble, but much of our activity is run at DruridgeBayCountryPark, where we have a base.

We cater for all ages from 8 upwards.  We have suitable boats for a wide range of physical disabilities, although we do not at present have hoisting facilities.

Contact our office to arrange a booking. 

Costs vary:  a group of up to 8 would cost  £140 for a half-day session.  

Service users will tell us what they want to achieve from the sessions they book, and we will do our best to provide this.

The buildings are all fully wheelchair accessible, and our lake building has a large disabled changing/shower/toilet room.

We have a range of strategies for helping those with physical disabilities to access the craft, and ensuring they are comfortable in them.

Most of our staff have had disability awareness training specific to sailing or canoeing activities.  2 of our canoeing instructors are wheelchair users themselves.

Contact Name
Manager: Vic Brown
Contact Telephone
01665 710367
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
Primary (4-10 years)
Needs Level
SEN Provision Type

Last updated on: 05/06/2015

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Address: The Braid  Amble  Morpeth  Northumberland

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