Boating in Wales
Wales is buzzing with watersports activity and with 700 miles of
coastline to explore, theres something for everyone. The Pembrokeshire Coast is the UK's only coastal
National Park and an award-winning destination with many of its
beaches holding Blue Flags. As well as brilliant sailing venues
there are loads of windsurfing, powerboating and canoeing
opportunities. Cardiff's new
Olympic-standard Canoe Slalom Centre, Cardiff International White
Water, is the UKs first on demand white water facility.
Wales is alive with wildlife including dolphins, sea birds and
seals who captivating sightseers who venture out on boats to visit
them. For those with a head for heights, Wales boasts the Llangollen Canal and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct,
an imposing masterpiece of civil engineering built by Thomas
Telford. Take a narrow boat over this extraordinary structure as
the Llangollen Canal glides through the stunning North Wales
Boating Hotspots in Wales
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The Isle of Anglesey has a wide choice of award-winning beaches
and sheltered estuaries, crashing surf and varied wildlife.
Pwllheli, with its big waves and strong winds is known as one of
the UK’s best watersports regions. More...
The Pembrokeshire Coast is the UK's only coastal National Park
and an award-winning destination with many of its beaches holding
Blue Flags.. More...
The unspoilt Gower Peninsula is a magical
destination with spectacular coastlines and the UK’s first
designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.. More...
Swansea is the gateway to The Gower Peninsula is and the ideal
base for exploring south west Wales and its waters. More...
Porthcawl is a top windsurfing spot with a great choice of
schools offering equipment, hire and lessons. More...
The old Cardiff docklands have been redeveloped in the last
decade to create a watersports heaven - Cardiff Bay. More...
The Llangollen Canal is one of Britain's most popular for
cruising and runs from Llangollen to Chirk, passing a chain of
villages along the way. More...
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