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
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.
Take a trip to this lovely island to discover mighty cliffs, fascinating bird life and seals. Don't forget your picnic! Visit the website
If you're looking for an adrenaline rush there are plenty of activities for you to choose from here.
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
With over 950km of footpaths, walking is an ideal way to appreciate the spectacular scenery, wildlife and history of the park. Visit the website
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 surroundi
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.
With loads to choose from you can really try anything here.
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.
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.
6 miles Explore this popular town, with pretty views over the harbour especially in Lower Fishguard. 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 stunning stately home, Picton Castle has 40 acres of some of the most beautiful woodland gardens and grounds in West Wales. There is a Secret Owl Garden where you can meet 25 species of owls.