Paddle boarding at Porthdinllaen

Jump on board the paddle boarding craze at Porthdinllaen.

During the summer holidays we’ll be offering stand up paddle boarding sessions at Porthdinllaen, through our partnership with outdoor activity providers, Llŷn Adventures.

This is a great opportunity to experience this iconic location in a different way. The fun 2 hour sessions will give participants the chance to get out onto the waters and paddle across part of the largest seagrass beds in North Wales, covering an area of 46 football pitches.

Learn about this fascinating habitat and the interesting wildlife it supports as you paddle. As well as spotting some signs of the rich history of this bay, which was once a bustling port welcoming ships from far and wide.

The first group of paddle boarders took to the waves at the Blas y Môr festival at Porthdinllaen in June. Chris Thorne from Llŷn Adventures added “we took over 40 people during the afternoon, there was a mixture of grown-ups and children as young as 8, they were all surprised how easy it was and felt a sense of fun and achievement”

Explore Porthdinllaen by paddle board with experienced instructors
Llyn Adventures instructors demonstrating at Porthdinllaen

Sessions will run on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10am, 12.30pm and 2.45pm between 16 July and 30 August. A session lasts 2 hours and costs £25 per person, (20% reduction for National Trust members).

We are also organising another beach fun day at Porthdinllaen on 29 July, where  participants can sign-up for free taster sessions on the day.

During the session a qualified paddle boarding coach will provide all the necessary equipment including a Red Paddle Co boards which are really versatile and provide an excellent experience for beginners as well as the more experienced.

Do I need to book?

No need to pre-book so you can turn up and have a go. However if you’re keen to secure your place you can book in advance by contacting Porth y Swnt visitor centre, Llŷn Adventures or the National Trust ranger at Porthdinllaen.

Please note;

  • You need to bring swim wear, old trainers and a towel
  • Minimum age is 8 and we advise that children under 11 should be accompanied by an adult.
  • Swimming ability is useful but not vital

Other activities

Through this adventurous partnership with Llŷn Adventures, we are also offering kayaking sessions at Aberdaron. These run every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday through the summer holidays and on Saturdays in September.

Llŷn Adventures also offer a host of other activities like surfing, coasteering and rock climbing. These activities take place at various other locations around the Llŷn peninsula.