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. Surfing is popular at Whitesands beach and wetsuits and boards can be hired in St David's town. Try kite surfing at Whitesands and Newgale - a short drive but a great beach, particularly at low tide. St. Davids and Fishguard. Both good for coasteering or you could hire a canoe or kayak and paddle out from Fishguard.
What better way to explore this extraordinary coastline than from water level? Just think of the thrill! You’ll swim through unsullied gullies, dip into otherwise hidden sea caves, haul yourself through rock arches, dodge waves and maybe even come face-to-face with Atlantic grey seals. The cliffs around St Nons near St Davids are ideal and there are plenty of activity providers in the area so find the one that fits the bill and (wet)suit up for an unforgettable wet weekend.
What makes it special
- Try your hand at coasteering
Other things to do nearby
Stroll through a vineyard surrounded by the stunning beauty of the Pembrokeshire National Park - a unique attraction which isn't often seen in the UK climate.
If you're looking for an adrenaline rush there are plenty of activities for you to choose from here.
Learn to do a variety of watersports or just hire the equipment and DIY! There are a range of courses on offer to cater for all ages and abilities.
You're right on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path at this hostel, so stop off on your way through or use the hostel as a base.
With loads to choose from you can really try anything here.
A ruggedly beautiful coastline and heather moorland steeped in Celtic history. Keep an eye open for the Prehistoric archaeology.
The oldest working woollen mill in Pembrokeshire. Watch the looms at work and browse in the mill shop.
Take a trip to this lovely island to discover mighty cliffs, fascinating bird life and seals. Don't forget your picnic! Visit the website
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.
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.
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.
With over 950km of footpaths, walking is an ideal way to appreciate the spectacular scenery, wildlife and history of the park. Visit the website
The main watersport in the area is surfing and you'll find some of the best swells just a short walk from the hostel.
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
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
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