Getting wet and wild in Wales

Getting on to the sea at Stackpole

Getting on to the sea at Stackpole

If you’re a keen kayaker, surfer or windsurfer, you may not have thought that one of our places could be your passport to a perfect day out. Why not try one of our kayaking taster sessions at Stackpole, Aberdaron, Porthdinllaen and Plas Newydd? See the coast from a different perspective.

With nearly 200 miles of Welsh coast and more than 45,000 hectares of countryside being cared for by us, it’s worth remembering that we look after much more than houses and gardens.

Best beaches in Wales

Some of the best beaches in the world are to be found on the Welsh coast. We care for 133 sections of the Welsh coast and here’s our top beach suggestions:

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Rock pooling at Traeth Llyfn

Discover an underwater world rock pooling © National Trust Images/Ben Selway

Hana remembers the time spent as a child rock pooling at Traeth Llyfn and wonders if she will take her children to trhat special place too.

The secret sands of Porthoer, Llyn peninsula

The Whistling Sands are so named because the sand whistles under your feet © The National Trust

Rob, the community ranger on Llyn, reveals why he enjoys Porthoer so much.

Raife Gaskell, National Trust surf ambassador

Three surfers at Freshwater West, Pembrokeshire © Catie

Raife spent his childhood on Pembrokeshire beaches, where he spent more time in the Atlantic than on dry land. He started competitive surfing aged nine and really found his feet when he grabbed a long…

Surf’s up at Porthoer, Llyn

Low tide at Porth Oer, on the Llyn Peninsula, Wales  © Joe Cornish

Tomos would recommend Porthoer on the Llyn peninsula to anyone who wants to experience the thrill of surfing. Its been his favourite from the very first time he went there.

Orienteering at Coed Berthlwyd

Test your navigation skills orienteering © Ian Shaw

Have fun and test your navigation skills on one of our orienteering courses at Coed Berthlwyd.


Coasteering on the Stackpole Estate, Pembrokeshire

Get up close and personal with the Welsh coast with this adrenaline-fuelled sport, involving open-water adventure swimming with sea-level climbing and the option to jump in from varying heights.

Leni's adrenalin-charged adventure

Wet, wild and wicked is how I'd describe a coasteering trip with Preseli Adventure, a fully licensed coasteering company who enjoy using the National Trust Pembrokeshire coastline in the name of adrenalin.

Nature's hairdryer, Worm's Head, Rhossili

Family walking in the Gower

Family walking in the Gower

Walking to the end of Worm’s Head at Rhossili is something really special for Kim. This place not only holds special memories but is one of the best places to take in the views and spot wildlife.

Places to stay

Wherever you are in Wales and whatever you are exploring, we have places where you can stay.
Make your break extra special by hiring one of our delightful places.