Adventures / Adventure Tapas

Surf, Coasteer and Yoga in Wales

Dive into a weekend adventure in the magnificent Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

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Adventures / Adventure Tapas

Surf, Coasteer and Yoga in Wales

Dive into a weekend adventure in the magnificent Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

DURATION

2 nights

LOCATION

United Kingdom

ANNUAL LEAVE

1 day off work

SEASON

May—Sep

GROUP SIZE

Up to 12 people

MEETING POINT

St Davids

ACCOMMODATION

Campsite

DIFFICULTY

Easy

No surfing or coasteering experience needed, just a basic level of fitness and the ability to swim for 25 metres in open water

Learn to surf with local experts on some of the best stretches of beach in the UK

Feel the adrenaline of rocky traverses, wild swims and cliff jumps as you navigate rugged headland in west Wales

Channel your inner zen with yoga sessions on the beach - sandy toes and sea breeze guaranteed

This trip is brand new

We’re still waiting to collect any reviews from other travellers on this trip. However, all our hosts go through an extensive vetting process to ensure that your adventure is awesome.

Included

Guides

Qualified local outdoor guides

Accommodation

2 nights camping under the stars

Meals

2 breakfasts, 1 packed lunch, 2 dinners

Transfers

All transfers to and between activity locations

Equipment

All your surfing, coasteering, yoga and camping equipment

Not Included

Travel to and from the start point

The Area

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Logistics

Starts

Host's base in St Davids

15:00 on Day 1

Ends

Host's base in St Davids

16:00 on Day 3

Transfers

Your adventure starts at your host's base in the centre of St Davids at 15:00 on Day 1. If you drive, parking can be tricky but your host can help you with suggestions. If you would prefer to travel by public transport, the nearest train stations are found at Haverfordwest and Fishguard (they’re on different lines so it’s worth checking times for both). It takes around 30 minutes to get to the start point from either of these stations by taxi. Alternatively, your host can provide a shared shuttle transfer between Haverfordwest train station and St Davids at set times to coincide with the trains - please see Optional Extras (prices shown are per person one way, based on at least 2 people taking the shuttle. The cost is double if only one person).

Your adventure ends at the campsite at approximately 16:00 on Day 3 - your host can arrange to take you back to St Davids if you are travelling by public transport. Alternatively, please see Optional Extras if you'd like to book a Shuttle back to Haverfordwest train station.

Travel options

There are regular trains to Fishguard and Haverfordwest, the closest stations to St Davids.

Day 1

Campsite · Twin tent

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2

Campsite · Twin tent

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 3

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

For breakfast, think energy-filled porridge, fruit, cereal bars and tea or coffee. Lunch will be a packed sandwich with a choice of ingredients, some fruit and trail mix and other snacks. Dinners are likely to be either a home-cooked coconut and sweet potato curry with wild rice, naan and pickles, or a tasty veggie pasta bolognese with garlic bread and wild rocket.

If you would like a tipple while camping, please pack your own - cups will be provided. Vegan and gluten-free diets can be provided for, just let your host know in advance.

What is the accommodation like?

Camping

On this wild experience, you'll stay overnight at the Whitesands Campsite right on the beach. Perched on the edge of the cliffs, awesome views are guaranteed and several nearby coves offer plenty of empty beaches for those that fancy a nighttime walk. The tents will be pre-pitched and will sleep two per tent - however, each tent is actually a four-man, so you can be sure to have some space to spread out.

Upgrades

For those who would prefer their own tent, this can be arranged with your host for an extra charge. Please see Optional Extras for details.

Day 1

Welcome to Pembrokeshire

Hiking

2hrs

Check into your new digs, drop your bags and take in the magnificent surroundings. You'll head off on a short hike to Porthselau Beach and get ready for a refreshing sea swim if you fancy a dip. Your guide will teach you a bit about staying safe when wild swimming before heading up to Pencarnan Farm for a wood-fired pizza and craft beer. Then it's back to the beach to watch the sun set, the moon rise and be awed by one of the best dark sky views in the world.

Day 2

A bend, a leap and a pop up

Yoga

1hr

Coasteering

3hr

Surfing

2hr

You'll be up bright and early for a tideline yoga session on Whitesands Beach, before tucking into a hearty campside breakfast and getting gear ready for a morning of coasteering. You'll navigate the coast at St Non's by any means necessary – swimming, traversing, scrambling and cliff-jumping included. Your host actually created the activity of 'coasteering' so you can rest assured that you're in safe hands! After a quick lunch, you'll swap your helmet for a surfboard and hit the waves. Full instruction is provided and you may well be catching your first waves by the end of the day. It's then back to the campsite for an Italian feast - there's then the option to enjoy another guided sunset swim at Carn Llidi (daylight hours dependent).

Day 3

Catching the waves

Yoga

1hr

Surfing

3hrs

Start your Sunday with a walk back down to Whitesands Beach for round two of yoga on the sand - or have an extra hour in your cosy tent, it's up to you. Re-group for breakfast before heading down to the beach to put those new surfing skills into action. You'll be given some further guidance around essential self-rescue skills and have the chance to hone your paddling techniques. Today is a relaxed day, so you can surf as much or as little as you like: tea breaks are recommended before and after catching the waves. The trip officially ends at lunchtime but if you'd like to hang onto your board and wetsuit for the afternoon for some further surfing, you can do.

15% Off Outdoor Gear

In need of a few more items? All bookings receive a 15% discount on us to use at Cotswold Outdoor, Snow + Rock and Runner's Need.

What's included?

  • Wetsuit
  • Surfboard and leash
  • Helmet and buoyoncy aid for coasteering
  • Tent
  • Sleeping roll mat
  • Camping mug, bowl and utensils

What do I need to bring?

Clothing:

  • Suitably warm clothing and footwear for the evening (fleeces, warm trousers, woolly hat, etc)
  • Long-sleeved top or two that you don’t mind getting wet (a thermal top is ideal, but not cotton)
  • Comfortable swimming costume/shorts to wear coasteering
  • Old pair of trainers to wear in the water
  • Lightweight sandals or trainers for the evening

Camping:

  • Sleeping bag (three-season is ideal)
  • Camping pillow (or use a bag of clothes if better)

Other

  • Plenty of snacks (high protein bars, flapjacks, nuts etc)
  • Quicky dry towel x 2 (you will get wet!)
  • Resuable water bottle (x1 litre)
  • Any personal medication
  • Torch (headtorch is ideal)
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Suncream
  • Sunhat
  • Sunglasses
  • Plastic bag to store wet clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Eye-mask & ear plugs (optional for those who need a little help falling asleep)

If you forget anything or need some last-minute supplies, your host has a fully-stocked outdoors shop in St Davids, filled with everything you might need. You are entitled to a 10% discount if travelling on this trip.

Optional Single Tent Upgrade

Payable Before Departure

Optional Single Tent Upgrade

Shuttle between Haverfordwest Train Station & St Davids, one way, per person (min. 2 people)

Payable Before Departure

Shuttle between Haverfordwest Train Station & St Davids, one way, per person (min. 2 people)

We've crunched the numbers to work out the total carbon footprint of this trip, and plant enough trees to suck 2x as much back out the atmosphere.

What's the number?
It works out on average at 65kg of CO2 emissions per person, including all local transport, accommodation, food, activities, guides, staff and office operations.

The only thing it doesn’t include right now is flights and travel to the destination. We do make an overall estimate across all our customers separately, but as we don’t book flights, have customers from all corners of the world, and no way of reliably knowing their travel plans, we simply can’t include an individual number in the figure on display here. We’ve got a goal for 2022 to fix that, so that when you book, there is a way to measure and mitigate the carbon emitted by your flight too.

But what does the number mean?
Yep, hard to picture eh? To give you an idea:

  • Driving 1000miles/1609km would be approx. 281kg of CO2 in an average car (or 140.5kg per person if there was 2 of you in it).
  • A return economy class flight London - New York would be approx. 1,619kg (1.66 tonnes) per person.
  • 10 trees in a temperate forest are estimated to remove approx. 250kg of CO2 from the air in a period of 5-10 years.

What are we doing about it?
Our trips are relatively low-carbon by design, and we're working with all our hosts to develop long term carbon reduction plans. For every person booked with us since 2016 we’re planting enough trees to suck at least 2x more carbon out the atmosphere than is emitted by their trips. All native trees, as part of amazing projects that are re-foresting degraded land, tackling the biodiversity crisis and supporting local communities at the same time. We go further than that too, also funding re-wilding projects worldwide to help protect important keystone species from extinction. See the reforestation and re-wilding schemes we support. See our carbon action plan.

Want to know more?
Amazingly, no international travel company has ever publicly published their carbon measurements before, as far as we know. We believe that must change, quickly. So we’re openly sharing the method we used in the hope that other companies will be able to more easily follow suit and build on what we've done so far. You'll find it all here.

No surfing, yoga or coasteering experience is needed, just a basic level of fitness and the ability to swim for 25m in open water.

Coasteering is the sport of navigating the features of a coastline by any means necessary. You’ll make your way around the coastal head through a combination of wild swimming, traverses, sluices, whirlpools and low-level and deep-water cliff jumps. While you’re encouraged to push your comfort zone, you’ll never be forced to do something you’re not comfortable with.

You’ll learn the basics of surfing in two comprehensive lessons; starting with water safety, then paddling technique, catching waves and steering the board. When you’re ready, your instructor will teach you how to pop-up and ride a wave back into shore. While it can’t be guaranteed, your instructors are confident that you’ll be standing up and surfing by the end of your lessons.

Sure can! Over 50% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

As is the case with UK summers, every now and again the weather can take a turn for the worse and it may be the case that the original plan isn't possible. Although this is rare (we will make it work in most conditions), safety is of course the priority. If the sea is too rough for surfing, Plan B is to head to Broadhaven North beach 30 mins up the coast which is more sheltered, so conditions will be better. If the weather is 'too good' i.e totally flat and no waves, you'll have the chance to explore the coast via SUP instead.

Our recommended travel insurance provider is Campbell Irvine.

Travel insurance is compulsory on all of our adventures. Your insurance should include adequate protection for overseas medical treatment, evacuation/repatriation, your baggage and equipment and the specific activities involved on your adventure.

Your insurance policy should also include specific Covid-19 cover, including cancellation and curtailment cover if you, your travel companion or a close relative are diagnosed with Covid-19.

We fully endorse Campbell Irvine as their insurance offers all of the above, so get in touch with them or call on 020 7938 1734 to get your insurance sorted. We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book your adventure, just to cover you for any last minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

We automatically convert prices from the local currency that a host receives to your chosen currency. We update our exchange rates on a daily basis so this does mean that prices displayed on the site are subject to currency fluctuations, which is why you may see them change over time.

If you wish to change the currency you pay in, head to the bottom of the page.

All of our group adventures are specially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded. Children can be accommodated on some private departures.

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