If you're looking for a day out doing something a little different around the Southampton and New Fores area, then water activities could be the thing for you.

The likes of windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding can be a lot of fun when the weather gets a bit warmer.

Here are some locations around the Southampton and New Forest area you can try out if you fancy.

Best spots for water activities near Southampton and the New Forest

Southampton Water Activities Centre

Located on the Longbridge Industrial Estate, the Southampton Water Activities Centre offers a whole lot of fun on the River Itchen.

People have the opportunity to try out powerboating, windsurfing, sailing, paddleboarding and more at the purpose-built watersports centre.

On its website, it says: "As a result of over 35 years of experience in operation, we have a talented team of instructors and an array of boats and equipment."

New Forest Activities at Beaulieu River

If you want to try out some canoeing or kayaking then heading to the banks of the Beaulieu River with New Forest Activities might be for you.

On its website, it says: "Take the River up or downstream, drift on tidal currents or explore hidden creeks.

"Whether it’s your first time in a canoe or you’ve been before, our expert guides will tailor your experience perfectly."

New Forest Water Park

The New Forest Water Park in Fordingbridge offers many family-friendly activities on the water.

This includes kayaking, paddle boarding, two inflatable aqua parks and wakeboarding.

Lymington Sea Water Baths

Lymington Sea Water Baths offers sessions with its inflatable water course as well as paddleboarding.

Discussing the paddleboarding sessions on its website it says: "The perfect location for introducing yourself to paddleboarding. Paddleboarding is great fun for all ages and can be as exciting or relaxing as you’d like!"

Recommended reading:

The Paddle Centre

Located on the River Hamble, The Paddle Centre is an option for paddleboard and kayak hire.

It adds: "We only use the highest quality equipment that we know, test, and trust; from the SUP Company - the UK’s largest Stand Up Paddleboard Specialist.

"What's more, you can access the water at all states of tide; giving you the chance to explore the natural beauty of the River Hamble at a time that suits you.

"Whether you are looking to create your own adventures with a hire or be looked after by an experienced coach, we have something for you."