Sea Kayak, Forage, Fish and Wild Camp the Pembrokeshire Coastline
A sea kayaking adventure where you'll explore the remote and wild coastline around the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Cardiff International Airport
This adventure is suitable for adventurers with a reasonable level of fitness. You will be on open water for 4-5 hours each day in sit-in sea kayaks (less stable than sit-on open kayaks), so some paddling experience will be an advantage but is not essential.
Experience Pembrokeshire’s wild coastline from a new perspective spending two days sea kayaking, exploring the rock pools, secluded beaches, caves and sea stacks. Along the way, you’ll develop your bushcraft skills, forage for hidden seaside gems, fish, cook over campfires, wild camp on a beach, spot seals and improve your kayak skills.
Day 1: Kayak, Forage, Fish and Wild Camp
Meeting at your host’s local base at 10:00, you’ll be kitted out with all the gear you need, go through the plan and have a safety briefing. A short 5-minute transfer gets you to the water’s edge. Setting off from the picturesque Porthclais harbour, you’ll kayak 5km to Caer Bwdi Bay.
Along the way, you’ll spend time exploring caves, rock hopping, foraging and learning bushcraft skills, followed by lunch on the beach at Caer Bwdi. Next, it’s a 5km paddle towards Solva to to do some handline fishing to cook on the evening campfire.
Our evening camp is a remote beach accessible only by boat. There’ll be plenty of time to swim, snorkel and explore before setting up camp and cooking the days foraging and fishing delights over a campfire. The night is spent sleeping out under the stars.
Kayaking: 5 hours on the water
Day 2: Coastal Paddling
Prepare a campfire breakfast, then it’s time to hit the water again. You’ll paddle for 5km along Pembrokeshire’s stunning coastline, dropping in at hidden caves and watching out for the varied marine life. There is a break for lunch at Pointz Castle beach with a chance for some body surfing and to explore the woodland flowers behind the beach.
From Pointz Castle, the final paddle takes you round to Newgale Beach. If time allows, you can try your hand surfing your kayak along the beach break. From there, it’s a short 15-minute transfer back to your host’s base and the end of a great adventure.
Kayaking: 4-5 hours on the water
Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, and weather conditions and forecasts. On average, you’ll spend between 4 and 5 hours paddling each day.
All our adventures take place in wild places. Things can go wrong in wild places. Your perfectly planned itinerary may change a bit (or a lot) if the weather turns, someone gets hurt, or a volcano erupts. Usually though, changes make it all the better.
In tune with this wild experience, you will be bivvying out under the stars on a secluded beach accessible only by boat. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag and roll mat and your local hosts will provide a tarp shelter to sleep under. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to fish and forage and in the evening dinner will be cooked over an open campfire.
Pembrokeshire, in South West Wales, is home to the only national park in the UK that was established primarily because of the coastline it protects. This adventure takes place in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, starting from our base near the historic - and UK’s smallest - city of St Davids.
The Pembrokeshire coastline is a picturesque mix of rugged limestone cliffs below rolling green cliff tops, sandy beaches, hidden coves and wooded estuaries. The steep limestone cliffs have been eroded by the sea over hundreds of years to form fantastic rock formations with caves, sea stacks and arches.
The Pembrokeshire coast is an important place for British marine life. It’s home to colonies of seabirds like cormorants and fulmar petrels. It is also one of the best places in the UK to see marine mammals like porpoises and seals. For those in the know, there is also an abundance of edible delights awaiting the discerning forager. Your knowledgeable local guide will help unveil the hidden treasures of the seaside menu.
Your adventure starts at your local host’s base near St David’s in Pembrokeshire at 10:00.
If you drive there, the host’s base is easy to find and there is plenty of free parking available overnight. 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. You will need to allow a little more time to get here though as trains aren’t too frequent, particularly on a Sunday, but there is plenty to do locally if you have some more time to explore. Just ask your hosts for their tips if you plan to stay in the local area for longer.
Your adventure ends at your local host’s base near St David’s in Pembrokeshire at 16:00.
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