Getting Wet & Wild on the Welsh Coast

Surfing at Freshwater west beach Stackpole Estate Pembrokeshire © Mike May

Surfing at Freshwater west beach Stackpole Estate Pembrokeshire

For the experienced…
If you’re a keen kayaker, surfer or windsurfer, you may not have thought that a day out at one of our places could be your passport to a perfect day out.


Some of the most amazing coastline to be found anywhere in the world is waiting for you to explore. The dramatic limestone cliffs and sandy bays of Stackpole in south Pembrokeshire are one of Wales’s kayaking highlights while, further north in the county, the coast between Abereiddi and Abermawr is outstanding for its combination of sea-cliff views and opportunities for birdwatching and seal spotting.

In North Wales, Porthdinllaen, on the north coast of the Llyn peninsula, and, on Ynys Môn (Anglesey), Porth Dafarch and Cemlyn are widely regarded as some of the most beautiful and accessible sites for kayaking in the country.


The beaches of West Wales offer surf of excellent quality. Many of the best surfing beaches in Wales are relatively un-commercialised and are often in stunningly beautiful locations. And several of them are in our care:

  • Rhossili beach, with a remoter feel than the more popular nearby beach at Llangennith, is favoured by longboarders but is a great surfing beach for anyone prepared to hike down from the village.
  • Freshwater West is widely considered to be the best most consistently reliable of surf beaches in Wales. The conditions can be challenging, making it a Mecca for the more experienced surfer.
  • Llyn Peninsula, for the experienced surfer looking for a change from the more crowded Porth Neigwl, hosts Porth Ceiriad and Porthoer, two beaches that provide excellent surf, especially in winter storms.