01892 890000

Bewl Water Estate Office,
Bewlbridge Lane,
Kent, TN3 8JH

Get on board at Bewl Water.

There’s nothing better than getting out on the wet stuff and here at Bewl Water there are lots of opportunities to get out and get boating! Whether you want a leisurely pedal or a frenetic paddle there’s a boat for you to hire or a club to join. test


Winter Sailing

Winter Watersports Memberships run from October – April and all membership fees and storage costs are priced on a pro-rata basis from the full annual membership fee with a minimum of term of 3 months required.

**Dates for your diary!**

Sailing at Bewl Water can be enjoyed 7 days a week in all seasons. You can join on an annual or day membership basis to enjoy the largest inland water in the South.

Sailing Dinghies and windsurfers of all classes are welcome, from toppers to Flying fifteens and multi hulls.

We are home to racers and leisure sailors with regular social sails and weekly racing in conjunction with the Bewl Sailing Association.

In order to sail at Bewl Water we require a membership form to be filled out, competency to an RYA Level 2 standard, proof of insurance and for you to sign on and off the water in the office.

Please follow the below process to ensure that your membership is dealt with in a timely manner:

  • Fill out the appropriate form.
  • Visit the Bewl Water fishing shop between 9am and 12pm on a Saturday or Sunday with the form and payment details where Phil or Nick will be able to arrange your membership.
  • They will give you your new car pass and boat sticker which can be used straight away. Please affix the sticker to your transom or other visible location on the stern.
  • Payments can be taken in the form of a credit/debit card payment, cheque (made payable to Salomons UK ltd.) or cash.
  • Don’t forget to provide us with your updated insurance certificate.

If you are unable to visit Bewl Water before the 1st April to renew your membership please contact the team directly at info@bewlwater.co.uk where an alternative arrangement can be made and your car pass and stickers can be collected at a later date.

Download the Bewl Water Sailing membership form or the Sailing membership renewal form here.

For more information regarding the midweek sailing groups and the Bewl Sailing association, (BSA) please see the links below.



Please contact info@bewlwater.co.uk for more information.

Bewl Water Rules and Regulations Handbook

Proof of Public liability insurance is required for all users of the reservoir, whether members or day pass holders.

Saturday and Wednesday Patrol Boat

Bewl Sailing Association is pleased to announce that it will be operating a patrol boat at Bewl Water this summer, from 6th June to 25th August 2018.

Session times are:

  • Wednesday evenings from 18:00 to 21:00 or half an hour before sunset
  • Saturday afternoons from 12:00 to 16:00

Our patrol boat helms and crews will carry VHF radios and act as eyes-on-the-water. They may provide assistance so, if you'd like to take advantage of this support, you just need to stay within sight of the orange commando.

The site owners Bewl Water are responsible for safety on the water and all sailors must adhere to their Rules and Regulations, as published on their website https://www.bewlwater.co.uk/water-sports/

Oppies at Bewl Water

We are actively growing a group of young sailors from beginners to advanced racers.

Our philosophy is to give children from both sailing and non-sailing families the opportunity to develop a love of sailing within a friendship group that starts from beginners and evolves into a team that helps and supports each other at events on the National circuit. The team includes boys and girls from 8 to 15 ranging in standard from beginners to children in the UK National Squad. They are supported by qualified instructors and coaches competing at an International level and for those that don’t yet have their own boat we also have a limited supply of boats for hire.

If you’re interested in learning more about what we’re doing please visit our website www.bbsc.org.uk or contact Will (07976 886687) or Richard (07710 148359)


If you would like to take part in group-canoeing events at the reservoir then joining Bewl Canoe Club might be for you. The club welcomes people of all ages and experience and is suited to all levels.

For more information visit www.bewlcanoeclub.co.uk


Rowing is only available through the Bewl Bridge Rowing Club (BBRC) who offer coaching and tuition as well as have a number of boats available. BBRC is very much a 'club for all' with a great positive and supportive atmosphere. Members range in age from 11 to 78 and there’s a large Junior section, a competitive Ladies’ and Men's squad and a thriving Masters contingent.

For more information visit www.bewlrowingclub.co.uk


Paddleboards are permitted on our water here providing users comply with our health and safety regulations. SUP users at Bewl Water must obtain private Stand up Paddleboard Insurance which covers third party liability.  Prior to launching all paddleboarders must visit the fishing shop to display a copy of their insurance for proof of cover and sign on in the sailing club room. Users will then have the choice of purchashing a day launch pass or annual membership from the fishing shop.  Paddleboarders must also wear a buoyancy aid at all times whilst on the water and stay within view of the fishing shop where the water is monitored.

Paddleboarders may launch from the beach area next to the sailing slipway.


Sailing (Annual Membership) Price
Family (2 adults + 3 children U18) £220.00
Individual £170.00
Junior (U18) £120.00
Disabled £120.00
First Boat £150.00
Additional Boats £100.00
Junior Craft – (Junior Pass Only) £100.00
Day Sailing Pass £30.00
Winter Sailing and Storage (Oct 2017 - Mar 2018) £100.00
Windsurf/SUP (Annual Membership) Price
Family (2 adults + 3 children U18) £110.00
Individual £70.00
Junior (U18) £60.00
Disabled £60.00
Windsurfing Locker £100.00
Day Board Pass £16.00