West Wales kayaking expert tips To help you find your perfect adventure afloat, we asked Nigel Robinson one of Britain’s leading kayakers to nominate his favourite Welsh paddles in West Wales. St Davids Peninsula, Pembrokeshire Porth Clais, St Davids, Pembrokeshire An intricate coastline, wildlife and tidal flows – this area presses all the buttons for me, especially when the seal pups come in towards the end of August. For a sheltered trip there’s Porth Clais to Newgale. My favourite, though not for beginners, is Abereiddy to Abercastle, a mixture of caves, rocky headlands and secluded beaches. Search for canoeing and kayaking operators in Pembrokeshire Surf kayaking, Gower Peninsula Gower Peninsula by Mr Ush In modern hybrid surf kayaks you can pick up waves quicker and don’t feel so exposed. That massive take-off down a wave and bottom turn is the best feeling in the world – even beginners in the soup will get the exhilaration of rushing forward in front of a wave.Search for canoeing and kayaking operators in Swansea Bay, Mumbles and Gower Pembrokeshire islands Sea kayaking, Pembrokeshire by Visit Pembrokeshire We’re blessed to have offshore islands like Ramsey and Skomer and Skokholm. Everyone says it but Skomer is my favourite. You need to go with a guide because of the tides, but once there to see thousands of puffins, razorbills and guillemots is incredible. Mind you, witnessing The Bitches tidal race off Ramsey with a guide is a miracle of nature. Search for canoeing and kayaking operators in Pembrokeshire St Govans Head, Pembrokeshire St Govan's Head, Pembrokeshire Tidal again, so go with a guide, but stunning. The limestone of this coast gives huge caves and arches like the Green Bridge of Wales to paddle through. And the wildlife is amazing. The nice thing about a kayak is you sit there and let the wildlife come to you. Search for canoeing and kayaking operators in Pembrokeshire Teifi Estuary, Ceredigion It’s a stunning paddle from Cilgerran. You start in a deeply wooded valley and there are otters, herons, buzzards and kites, then you slowly winkle your way down until you pop out into the sea near Cardigan. Catch the tide and you could go to St Dogmaels; a nice combination and real journey. Search for canoeing and kayaking operators in Ceredigion Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items Cradle of coasteering Adventure guide Jon Haylock explains why Wales remains the heartland for coasteering. Beach ride romance Discover the thrill of horse riding beside the sea in Pembrokeshire. Top Welsh writers Discover twelve Welsh writers who have been inspired by Wales’ language and landscapes. Loel Collins North Wales Discover kayak instructor Loel Collins’ favourite Welsh kayaking paddles. Favourite Welsh waves Find the best breaks in Wales, chosen by champion pro surfer and Swansea girl Gwen Spurlock. “An amazing paddle!” Discover the world-class Welsh adventure that a canoeing legend says is open to all.