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Water Sports In Wales

Whether it’s along the extensive Welsh coast or inland on one of the country’s many lakes, there is plenty of opportunities to enjoy watersports in Wales.

With over 1,500 miles of coastline, the chance to catch the waves is abundant, with surfing, powerboating, paddle boarding and windsurfing all on offer. Or, for those who prefer the thrills without the spills, many of Wales’ peaceful freshwater lakes and waterways are home to canoeing, kayaking and sailing.


Llandwyn Island off Newborough Beach Isle of Anglesey North Wales UK


And, of course, with such a rugged landscape, Wales is also the heartland for many extreme watersports. In rural Wales, gorge walking and white-water rafting are a popular option for inland daredevils, while coasteering is perfect for thrill-seekers and sea lovers alike.

Along the West coast, Wales boasts watersports adventures in towns from Abersoch to Aberystwyth, while down South, the opportunities for a water-based experiences only double thanks the exposed beaches offering ideal conditions to get on the water. From Tenby and Oxwich to Porthcawl and Cardiff, the opportunity for adventure is endless.


Two people on paddle boards passing a yacht moored in the Mawddach Estuary


Ready to book your next water-based adventure? Explore our top recommendations for watersports in Wales and find everything you need to create the perfect day on the water.