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4.4
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Kayak, Forage and Wild Camp along the Pembrokeshire Coast

1 night
Moderate

Explore the remote Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and wild camp under the stars

What's Included?

Small Like-minded Groups

Solo-friendly by design, join our small n’ sociable groups of up to 12 like-minded, active and outdoorsy people
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excluding flights

What's it like?

4.4
| 36 reviews
BEAUTIFUL scenery; lots of caves to explore...
July 2021
Natalie
BEAUTIFUL scenery; lots of caves to explore...
July 2021
Natalie
BEAUTIFUL scenery; lots of caves to explore...
July 2021
Natalie
BEAUTIFUL scenery; lots of caves to explore...
July 2021
Natalie
Fabulous trip - highly recommend! The scene...
July 2021
Jess
Fantastic weekend in Pembrokeshire! Highly...
July 2021
Corinne
Fantastic weekend in Pembrokeshire! Highly...
July 2021
Corinne
Fantastic weekend in Pembrokeshire! Highly...
July 2021
Corinne
Amazing food, good quality equipment and in...
July 2021
Keira
Amazing food, good quality equipment and in...
July 2021
Keira
This was a well organized and we'll put tog...
June 2021
Bach
This was a well organized and we'll put tog...
June 2021
Bach
This was a well organized and we'll put tog...
June 2021
Bach
My first wild camp and I loved it! Wales is...
June 2021
Charlotte
Amazing trip with our hosts in beautiful St...
June 2021
Jacqueline
Amazing trip with our hosts in beautiful St...
June 2021
Jacqueline
Kayaking under the guidance and instruction...
June 2021
Anne
Kayaking under the guidance and instruction...
June 2021
Anne
This was a fantastic trip that I’ll remembe...
June 2021
Anne
This was a fantastic trip that I’ll remembe...
June 2021
Anne
The group was fantastic which took the scor...
June 2021
Michelle
The group was fantastic which took the scor...
June 2021
Michelle
"Following a thorough break down of the wee...
May 2021
Pauline
"Following a thorough break down of the wee...
May 2021
Pauline
"Following a thorough break down of the wee...
May 2021
Pauline
Sea Kayak, Forage, Fish and Wild Camp the Pembrokeshire Coastline
Sea Kayak, Forage, Fish and Wild Camp the Pembrokeshire Coastline

Experience wild and rugged Pembrokeshire from the sea as you kayak along the beautiful National Park

Explore secluded bays and wooded estuaries, discover sea caves and coastal monoliths and then camp out under the stars

Develop your bushcraft skills as you fish and forage for seaside gems and then cook them up over the campfire in the evening

Key Information

Day 1

Kayak, forage, fish and wild camp

Sea Kayak, Forage, Fish and Wild Camp the Pembrokeshire Coastline

Kayaking

4-5hrs

Get kitted out and then after a safety briefing set off from the beautiful St David's coastline. Spend some time exploring caves, rock hopping, foraging, fishing and learning bushcraft skills, followed by lunch on the beach. Make camp near the water and cook the day's catch over the fire.

Day 2

Coastal paddling

Sea Kayak, Forage, Fish and Wild Camp the Pembrokeshire Coastline

Kayaking

4-5hrs

Prepare the campfire for breakfast and then hit the water once more. Paddle along Pembrokeshire’s stunning coastline, dropping in at hidden caves and wooded estuaries. Keep a watch out for the local marine life. After lunch, paddle the final stretch to Newgale Beach and if time allows, try riding your kayak along the beach break.

Day 1

Wild camping · Bivvy

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2

Departure day

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

Sea Kayak, Forage, Fish and Wild Camp the Pembrokeshire Coastline

A local vegan chef will provide you with a selection of salads for lunch, and a hot pot dish for dinner, to which you’ll have the opportunity to add fresh fish (if caught!) and sea-foraged ingredients for extra flavour. Breakfast will be hot porridge or an alternative vegetarian cooked breakfast option.

If you would like a tipple while camping, please pack your own. Remember that space is very limited and glass not ideal - a hip flask or a couple of cans will fit fine though!

Vegetarian, pescatarian, gluten-free and dairy-free diets can be provided for, just let your host know in advance.

What is the accommodation like?

Castaway Adventure in Scotland
Wild Camp

On this wild experience, you'll be bivvying under the stars, either on the beach or above the sea in the meadows. The evening is spent having a campfire on the beach before hitting the hay at your wild camp spot. The exact overnight spot is entirely dependent on tides and weather conditions so your guides will select the most suitable spot and let you know the plan once you meet up with them in St Davids. A bivvy shelter and roll mat will be provided, but you will need to bring your own sleeping bag.

The Area

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Logistics

Starts

Host’s base in St Davids in Pembrokeshire

10:00

Ends

Host’s base in St Davids in Pembrokeshire

16:00

Transfers

Your adventure starts at your local host’s base near St David’s in Pembrokeshire at 10:00 on Day 1.

If you drive there, the host’s base is easy to find and they can help you arrange parking nearby for a small fee - details of this will be sent in the pre-departure information they send out. There is free on-street parking but it can be difficult to find a spot at the weekend.

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.

Your adventure ends at your local host’s base near St David’s in Pembrokeshire at 16:00 on Day 2.

Travel options

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

Enjoy 12.5% Off Outdoor Gear

In need of a few more items? All bookings receive a 12.5% discount to use at Cotswold Outdoor, Snow + Rock and Runner's Need.

What's included?

  • Sea kayaking and cooking equipment
  • Wetsuit or CAG (kayaking cagoule) wear while on the water
  • Buoyancy aid and helmet
  • Bivvy bag shelter
  • Roll mat

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 kayaking
  • Old pair of trainers to wear in the water (or wetsuit boots)
  • Lightweight sandals or trainers for the evening (not flip flops)

Camping:

  • Sleeping bag (one that packs down to a small size)
  • Eye-mask & ear plugs - for those who need a little help falling asleep

Other

  • 25ltr dry bag (big enough to carry your clothes and sleeping bag only, other camping gear will be packed in a drybag provided by your host)
  • Plenty of snacks (high protein bars, flapjacks, nuts etc)
  • Quicky dry towel
  • At least two one-litre bottles of water
  • Camping mug, bowl and utensils
  • Any personal medication
  • Torch (headtorch is ideal)
  • Eye mask and ear plugs for sleeping (optional)
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Suncream
  • Sunhat
  • Sunglasses
  • Plastic bag to store wet clothes
  • Toiletries (mini and lightweight)

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 15% discount if travelling on this trip.

No optional extras are available for this trip.

Dawn(September 2021)

From the phone call the day before the trip to discuss changes to the programme because of the weather, to the extremely helpful, knowledgeable guides, this trip was excellent. I had a brilliant weekend - the food was wonderful (and plentiful) and the time on the water was perfect. Thoroughly recommend and many thanks to the guides for such a memorable weekend.

Gizelle(September 2021)

Mind blowingly good for the soul. From epic food, gorgeous seal watching, some awesome kayaking, great new friends and incredible guides that are patient, selfless and so prepared…epic. X

Steve(September 2021)

This was a great kayaking trip, the hosts and guide were really great and gave loads of information about the area we were kayaking, lots of tips and advise about how to kayak. I would recommend this to anyone.

Jane(September 2021)

Really good experience. Food was excellent.. Very peaceful at sea..I had little experience and the amount of time in the water was just right.

Jonathan(August 2021)

The trip was enjoyable but too different to advertised. Due to the weather we swapped the sea kayaking and views of the magnificent Pembrokeshire coastline for a mundane estuary with views of people's houses, holiday chalets, roads and a motorway bridge. There was also no foraging/bushcraft aspect to the trip.

The guides were lovely and the food was good but it was difficult not to be disappointed with this trip. Obviously the operators can't be responsible for the weather, but the bad weather alternative needs more thought, and should be more in the spirit of the original trip.

Vicky(August 2021)

Excellent guides, made the best of the weather we encountered

Daniel(August 2021)

Overall the trip was disappointing, although the guides were both great due to the weather we had to use an alternative route, instead of the 4-5 hours of paddling each day, fishing and foraging for food and wild camping, we had at most 2 hours of kayaking a day, no fishing or foraging and we camped in a campsite with tents that appeared to be missing the guide lines that would have made them functional. I appreciate that the weather can't be controlled but knowing the alternative i would have preferred a a chance to re book or a refund

Gloria(August 2021)

Poor weather conditions, leading to a completely different trip from what was advertised. Great hosts but the change in itinerary and plan was disappointing.

Jack(August 2021)

We had an amazing weekend away with excellent guides, exciting kayaking and spectacular views. From kayaking through caves to catching fish for dinner and wild camping the night it was all incredible. Thank you to the team

Claire(July 2021)

The pembrokeshire coast is stunning seen from the sea, we had 2 very competent and calm guides in Amy and Jess who made good changes as the conditions changed. Wild camps are always an experience and this didn't disappoint ! Tasty vegan food - but bring some protein snacks if you are not a vegan.

Jennifer(July 2021)

Great trip. Earlier contact from the local host would have been helpful for preparation

Natalie(July 2021)
BEAUTIFUL scenery; lots of caves to explore...
BEAUTIFUL scenery; lots of caves to explore...
BEAUTIFUL scenery; lots of caves to explore...
BEAUTIFUL scenery; lots of caves to explore...

BEAUTIFUL scenery; lots of caves to explore, bright blue sea and amazing wildlife. The guides were incredibly knowledgable on the local landscape, flora and fauna and wonderful hosts. Did not want to leave!

Gary(July 2021)

This was a brilliant way to spend a weekend. 10/10 Would recommend this trip. It was just a great time with like minded people.

Jess(July 2021)
Fabulous trip - highly recommend! The scene...

Fabulous trip - highly recommend! The scenery is incredible and wild camping under the stars is wonderful. Worth checking the kit list though, as for our trip it wasn't very clear/accurate.

Susan(July 2021)

We absolutely loved the trip! Hayden and Matt were excellent hosts! The food was delicious and we hardly needed our snacks. It was a great experience and we enjoyed the beautiful scenery!

Corinne(July 2021)
Fantastic weekend in Pembrokeshire! Highly...
Fantastic weekend in Pembrokeshire! Highly...
Fantastic weekend in Pembrokeshire! Highly...

Fantastic weekend in Pembrokeshire! Highly recommend to anyone who'd like an active weekend and to connect with nature. The guides were brilliant and very knowledgeable about the sea and the wildlife. The beach for the wild camp was a beautiful secluded spot, and great for an evening swim! The food was delicious and there was plenty for seconds for those who wanted more.

Catherine(July 2021)

The guides Amy and Ru were brilliant, knowledgeable on the local area and made changes to the itinerary depending on the weather and what the group wanted to do. The Pembrokeshire Coast is beautiful and a treat to explore by kayak.

Keira(July 2021)
Amazing food, good quality equipment and in...
Amazing food, good quality equipment and in...

Amazing food, good quality equipment and instruction throughout. Very well looked after by the guides and accommodated to the groups varying needs.

Roy(June 2021)

As a kayaking adventure it was good with good tuition and guidance. Great for kayaking not so much for foraging.

Bach(June 2021)