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 scenery?


Boating Hotspots in Wales

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Isle of Anglesey
The Isle of Anglesey has a wide choice of award-winning beaches and sheltered estuaries, crashing surf and varied wildlife. More... 

Pwllheli, with its big waves and strong winds is known as one of the UK’s best watersports regions. More...

Pembrokeshire Coast
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 Gower Peninsula
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...

Cardiff Bay
The old Cardiff docklands have been redeveloped in the last decade to create a watersports heaven - Cardiff Bay. More...

Llangollen Canal
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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