Coasteering is the ultimate coastal adventure. You find yourself kitted up in a wetsuit, flotation jacket and helmet as you traverse the rocky coastline at sea level, getting up close and personal with the flora and fauna and maybe even spotting a grey seal or two.
You’ll experience such delights such as swimming through rock gullies into sea caves, being swooshed around by waves, scrambling and climbing across rocks and flinging yourself from vertical rock faces! Go immerse yourself in true communion with Mother Nature!
Check out the operators using the best spots for coasteering such as Preseli Venture Ecolodge and Adventures in Pembrokeshire or Snowdonia Adventures in North Wales.
The sea kayak is the ideal craft for exploring. It’s easy to manoeuvre, and you can spend hours bobbing about incredibly close to the shoreline exploring hidden coves, secret bays, echoing sea caves and beautiful rock gardens as you glide past magnificent sea cliffs. It’s also a great way to sneak up silently on the seabirds and seals.
To explore the coast by kayak you can be a total beginner, just choose an accredited provider. Trips range from full and half days out with a picnic lunch through to longer holidays and courses.
Check out holidays such as Adventure Elements on the Menai Straits and the Pembrokeshire Sea Kayak Odyssey holiday.
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Surfing is enjoyed by all sorts of folks along our coastline. From fitness fanatics and those looking for the adrenalin rush of riding bigger and faster waves, those in pursuit of inner peace and harmony, to those people who just love the challenge of staying upright on a board with the thrills that goes with it!
Some of the UK’s best surf spots can be found in Wales, and you’ll be surprised how quickly you can progress with the right tuition and some determination. As a beginner it’s best to start with a lesson or two. Look at Outer Reef Surf School in Pembrokeshire and Gower Surf School near Swansea.
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Kitesurfing is an exhilarating blend of surfing and kite flying and Wales can boast its own home grown talent in British champ Kirsty Jones from Pembrokeshire. The expansive, windswept beaches of this county make it the perfect spot for first timers to try their hand and for experienced kitesurfers to ride some great waves on quiet beaches.
Beginners start with a power-kiting lesson to learn the basics of kite control. Easy it isn’t, exhilarating it sure is! Nothing beats the buzz of taking control of the kite and using the power of the wind to skim across the waves!
For expert tuition try The Big Blue Experience on the Pembrokeshire Coast or Kitesurf Wales in Mid Wales.
Wales is rightly very proud of its all Wales coastal path, opened in 2012, that runs for a total of 870 miles around the entire coastline of Wales. The path includes 2 National Parks, 3 areas of outstanding natural beauty and numerous sections with heritage coast status and areas designated as national nature reserves.
So whichever section of magnificent coastline you choose for your next walking holiday, you won’t be disappointed by the abundance of beautiful sea scapes, history and wildlife to soak up along your way.
Check out coastal walking holidays operators which include walking packs and accommodation such as the eco walking holiday in Pembrokeshire and Anglesey Walking Holidays.
For an alternative Welsh view try an encounter with a friendly Welsh pony and experience the joys of life in the saddle! Horse riding is a fantastic way to soak up the peace and tranquillity of our magnificent scenery and wildlife whether it’s riding over the moors of Mid Wales or the heritage coast of Glamorgan.
Let the horse take the strain as you walk, trot and canter and learn the basics or improve your understanding of this ancient form of transport. Go with an accredited riding establishment and check out riding in the Brecon Beacons and Bryngwyn riding centre near Hay on Wye.
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