Articles - Wales - A Fantastic Summer Sea Kayaking Destination

Sea Kayaking Holidays in Pembrokeshire Wales
Sea Kayaking Holidays in Pembrokeshire Wales
Canoe & Kayak UK Editorial - Posted on 26 Feb 2013
"Wherever in Wales you take to the water in your sea kayak, or on your sit-on-top kayak, one thing’s for sure, you wont be disappointed and you will be back for more!"

If Wales has an abundance of natural paddling resources in every aspect the one are that its cup truly overflows is sea kayaking. It has a truly stunning coastline, indeed it’s even home to the UK’s only coastal National Park. Sea kayaking holidays and guided trips in Pembrokeshire WalesSea kayaking is all about freedom and exploration and the Welsh coasts provides the perfect environment for sea kayakers to play in. From the Dee Estuary right down to the Bristol Channel the scope for sensational sea kayaking trips is endless.      

And it’s not just for hardened sea dogs; all levels of sea paddler can enjoy the waters around Wales. There are plenty of great centres that can provide coaching and guiding services for those looking to dip their toes in to the salty world of sea kayaking for the first time. And the more experienced will relish the challenge of the rugged coastline, often demanding conditions and powerful tidal races.  The coves, bays, islands and sea-caves of Wales are steeped in history and a sea kayak is the perfect way to see its abundant wildlife. It’s not un-common to be paddling along side seals and even dolphins, and you’ll lose count of the sea birds that you’ll see.

Pembrokeshire is a welsh sea kayaking and Sot-on-top kayaking hot spot; there are tons of great trips. A trip across Ramsey Sound and a circumnavigation of Ramsey Island, taking in the infamous Bitches Tidal Rapids is a serious, but never to be forgotten experience. Or maybe a paddle around the Worm’s Head or Three Cliffs Bay on the Gower. The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park provides a stunning environment for kayaing adventures and it's beachs are perfect for sit-on-top kayaking family fun.
      
The island of Anglesey is a Mecca for sea kayakers of all abilities and has some awesome tidal races for the experts. It’s no surprise that this little island is a real hot-bed of UK sea kayaking, it’s coastline can offer excitement to the most hardened of salty sea kayak dogs, but it can equally entice the beginner to the charms of a sea kayak and the arms of the ocean. The circumnavigation of Anglesey is a classic sea kayaking expedition. The fast tidal streams of the Menai Straits separate Anglesey and the mainland. People have been known to complete the 90-mile route in less than twenty-four hours. For those looking for gentler paddling there’s plenty to be found. Take a paddle round Gogarth Bay and watch the climbers scaling the heights of the famous ‘dream of white Horses’ route, while a curios seal or two watch you! Head on round to South Stack and surf the waves created by the small tidal race before heading back with a stop in Parliament Cave for a spot of lunch. Perfect!
      
Wherever in Wales you take to the water in your sea kayak or on your sit-on-top, one thing’s for sure, you wont be disappointed and you will be back for more.
 
Further Reading: Welsh Sea Kayaking

Useful Web Sites
www.mayberrykayaking.co.uk
www.canoewales.com

To watch some great sea kayaking and Sit-On-Top kayaking videos head to Canoe & Kayak UK TV now!

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