Surfing school on the beach

Ma Simes Surf School

Overview

Ma Simes (formally Whitesands) Surf School & Surf Shop is situated on the Whitesands Bay on the Pembrokeshire coast.

Experience the exhilaration and excitement of surfing in beautiful surroundings.

Visit the Surf Shop and Surf School websites.

What makes it special

  • Learn to surf on the west Welsh coast
  • Spectacular wide sandy beach

Price

Lessons from £35

Equipment Hire from £5 for half day

Hostels nearby

Ma Simes Surf School

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Map references

OS Map: 157

OS Grid Ref: SM734271

Lat/Lng: 51.897002, -5.293617

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

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TYF Adventure

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St David's Peninsular

A ruggedly beautiful coastline and heather moorland steeped in Celtic history. Keep an eye open for the Prehistoric archaeology.

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Solva Woollen Mill

The oldest working woollen mill in Pembrokeshire. Watch the looms at work and browse in the mill shop.

Ramsey Island Boat Tours

Ramsey Island Boat Tours

Take a trip to this lovely island to discover mighty cliffs, fascinating bird life and seals. Don't forget your picnic!       Visit the website

Walking

Walking and Rambling in St Davids

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is within 10 minutes walk of the hostel. Walking in either direction offers some fantastic scenery - look out for seals and dolphins at certain times of the year.

Cycling

Cycling in St Davids

Get out on your bike and explore some amazing hidden coves, or cycle across to Solva or even Newgale for a pub lunch and cool drink in the sun.

climbing

Climbing in St Davids

The South Face of St David's Head offers a short 50ft climb and includes routes ideal for first time leaders. Belay setup is plentiful.

Water sports

Watersports in St Davids

The closest beach to YHA St David's is Whitesands, a short walk from the hostel which saves on parking fees.

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

With over 950km of footpaths, walking is an ideal way to appreciate the spectacular scenery, wildlife and history of the park.     Visit the website

Watersports in Manorbier

Watersports in Manorbier

The main watersport in the area is surfing and you'll find some of the best swells just a short walk from the hostel.

Dinas Head

Dinas Head

4 miles Dramatic, circular route. The walk is 465 feet above sea level, it's hard going but the views are worth the effort. Visit the website  

Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

500m from the Youth Hostel 186 miles (300k) long, mostly cliff top level with 35,000 feet (11,000m) of ascent and descent. Visit the website  

Cwm-yr-Eglwys, Dinas Bay, Pembrokeshire

Walking and Rambling in Pembrokeshire

A good section of the coastal path runs either side of the hostel with spectacular scenery.  The Preseli Hills shadow the hostel, a great walk for the serious hiker.  Dinas Head is a circula