With 200 miles of coastline there's salt in our veins. The shores of Snowdonia Mountains and Coast is packed with sailing and watersports action.
Wakeboarding is a speciality at Abersoch, while hardcore surfers and body boarders head for Porth Neigwl (its alternative name, Hell's Mouth, might give you an idea of what to expect).
Standup paddleboarding - the new big thing in watersports, is popular in a number of venues, including Dinas Dinlle and inland water such as Llyn Padarn.
Sailors can choose between the sheltered Menai Strait and the open waters of Cardigan Bay and the Irish Sea, accessible from string of havens, harbours, marinas and slipways.
Biggest of all is Hafan Pwllheli, a world-class modern marina with over 400 berths and excellent onshore facilities at the gateway to some of the best sailing waters in the UK.
Useful Contact Numbers:
Gwynedd Council Contact Centre
Aberdyfi 01654 767626
Barmouth 01341 280671
Conwy 01492 596253
Porthmadog 01766 512927
Pwllheli 01758 704081
Caernarfon, Victoria Dock
The National Trust
Natural Resources Wales
National Water Sports Centre
Plas Menai, Caernarfon
Surf Report Information
In an emergency dial 999 and ask for Coastguard
For surfboard, body board, wind surf and paddle board hire whilst in the area please contact your local Tourist Information Centre. See page 18-19 for details.
For information on slipways, boat launching and marinas contact the Gwynedd Maritime Unit on 01758 704066. For harbours and maritime information in the Conwy area call 01492 596253.