With over 220 miles of rugged coastline surrounding three sides of the county, visiting canoeists will soon come to appreciate this when they explore Britain's only coastal National Park. A place where the sea never seems more than a pebbles throw away. Stretching from St.Dogmaels in the North to Amroth in the south, the varied Pembrokeshire coastline gives canoeists of all levels the opportunity to explore at their own pace. Stop to rest on a secluded beach, drift past seals and porpoise, explore mysterious and awe-inspiring caves or play on the clean water waves of some of the U.K.'s finest beaches.
The nautical history of the area gives a stern warning to those who look at the sea as a playground. The icons on any admiralty chart will show you the numerous vessels that have been lost along this rocky coastline. Many areas are subject to strong tidal streams and as such need practiced seamanship skills to allow you to ‘play' with the sea. If you are not experienced or do not know the area you are strongly advised to seek further knowledge and help in deciding the safest way to enjoy this most exhilarating yet relaxing sport.
Kayaking in Pembrokeshire is a spectacular way to see our pristine coastline and its wildlife. Due to the increase in popularity the Pembrokeshire Marine Code Group have developed a code for kayakers which give guidances on what to do when you encounter wildlife, which you will do, and which areas have access restrictions. This will ensure that you get the chance to watch Pembrokeshire's wildlife in its natural habit without disturbing them. Full details can be found on
OS maps Landranger 1:50 000 , Sheet Nos 145, 157, or 1:25000 outdoor leisure series nos.35 (North Pembrokeshire) and 36 (South Pembrokeshire)
Milford Haven Coastguard 01646 690909
KAYAKING IN DALE
We have a range of sit-on-top kayaks for hire, both single and double seaters. All of our kayaks are safe, stable and easy to use, with no previous experience required. Buoyancy Aid and Paddle included with hire.
Single Kayak Double Kayak
1 hour - £8 1 hour - £10
2 hours - £14 2 hours - £18
Half day - £20 Half day - £24
Full day - £35 Full day - £40
Kayaking is the perfect way to explore the many coves and inlets of the beautiful, calm bay at Dale. Whether you take a tour under the supervision of one of our experienced guides, or simply hire a kayak and explore for yourself, kayaking offers fun for the whole family.
At West Wales Watersports we use sit-on-top kayaks, a safe, stable, user friendly alternative to traditional closed top kayaks.
Price: £30 Duration: 2 hours
Our Kayak Tours offer the chance to explore the many coves and inlets of Dale bay under the supervision of an expert guide, with the main aim of having fun!
Your guide will show all the basic kayaking techniques needed to get you started before you head off on your adventure.
If you are not confident to hire a kayak by yourself, or if you would like your children to be supervised while giving kayaking a go, our Kayak Tours could be the perfect solution.
Pre-course experience: None
Assumed knowledge: None
Group size: maximum 8
Duration: 2 days
Restrictions: Participants must be confident in open water
Age: 8 and over (younger participants can be taken in double-seated kayaks with a parent)
If any of the participants are under 18 years of age the parent or guardian must sign on their behalf on the booking form
Clothing required: Please bring with you suitable clothing for the time of year and weather conditions. Jeans and Wellington boots are not suitable and you will not be permitted to take part wearing these items. Footwear is NOT provided and you are required to bring trainers or aqua shoes to wear.
Showers and changing facilities are provided on site.
Special information: West Wales Wind Surf and Sailing is situated within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and there is plenty for the spectator to do
Meal Arrangements: There is a café serving hot and cold meals within the centre building. There is also a waterside pub (although it is recommended not to drink alcohol whilst participating in Watersports). There are plenty of places to enjoy a packed lunch.
Weather Restrictions: All courses will proceed according to the weather conditions on the day and if it is safe to do so
Other information: Dale has excellent water quality and is a blue flag beach