The village lies at the end of Thurne Dyke, a popular mooring, not least because of Thurne windpump, which became known locally as Morse's Mill, after the late Bob Morse, who purchased it to prevent it from being sold for scrap. Painted white it is a popular object for photography. There is a second windpump across the river, the St Benet's Level windpump.
Thurne is also home to the well-respected sailing club Theta, which has been accommodated here for over half a century and is now part of the village's character. Free moorings are available for three boats at Thurne mouth. From there it is a short walk to the village, with a large pub, the Lion Inn, and a small shop.