Water sports

Watersports in St Davids

Overview

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

Hostels nearby

Watersports in St Davids

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Map references

OS Grid Ref: SM753253

Lat/Lng: 51.881227, -5.265995

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

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.

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.

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  

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

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 surroundi

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.

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  

Picton Castle

Picton Castle

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.