Surfing school on the beach

Ma Simes Surf School


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


Lessons from £35

Equipment Hire from £5 for half day

Hostels nearby

YHA St Davids Exterior

YHA St Davids

Free parking on premises
Self-catering kitchen
Cycle store

Ma Simes Surf School

St Davids, Pembrokeshire, SA62 6SD

Map references

OS Map: 157

OS Grid Ref: SM734271

Lat/Lng: 51.897002, -5.293617

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

Other things to do nearby

St Davids Peninsular

St Davids Peninsular

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

Bishop’s Palace

Bishop’s Palace

2 miles Stroll through history and visit the 'Lords of the Land' exhibition that explains the wealth and power of the medieval bishops. Visit the website  


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 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 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.

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

Boy abseiling down a rock face

TYF Adventure

If you're looking for an adrenaline rush there are plenty of activities for you to choose from here.

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

Solva Woollen Mill

Solva Woollen Mill

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

Fishguard Harbour

Fishguard Harbour

6 miles Explore this popular town, with pretty views over the harbour especially in Lower Fishguard. 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  

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