You can engage in over forty different sports in Kotka, including a vast range of special sports. The city has over one hundred sports clubs. There are many sports venues in different parts of the town, for example for different ball games. The city has two public indoor swimming pools; Katariina Swimming Pool on Kotkansaari Island and Karhula Swimming Pool. There are lit ski routes in different parts of the town in the winter.
Hamina has many sports venues and natures trail, some in the archipelago. The artificial ski routes are opened as soon as the temperature falls below zero, even if it has not snowed yet. Hamina has two sports halls and public indoor swimming pools as well as the only downhill skiing centre in Kymenlaakso. Pesäpallo (Finnish baseball) is a popular sport in Hamina.
Pyhtää has many outdoor recreation areas for enjoying nature and the seaside in peace. Pyhtää has a number of sports fields and, for example, a skateboard ramp at Huutjärvi School.
Virolahti has a sports field, a multipurpose field, a lit skiing track and a number of exercise skiing tracks. You can also combine exercise and a tour of the Salpa Line by participating in the Salpavaellus excursion on foot or by biking. You can also explore the Salpapolku Trail independently. Virolahti organises the Saarihiihto skiing event every second winter.
You can ski in Miehikkälä in the winter and swim and enjoy a number of beaches in the summer. Local sports and recreational associations also organise various activities.