A-List Activities

Get out and about along the Coastal Way. There’s an ocean of things to do in, on and near the water. We obviously don’t have room to list everything here, but to put you in the mood for some aquatic action here are a few ideas.

Birdwatching on Ramsey Island and Grassholm

Take a boat trip from St Davids to see the wildlife that that thrives in these unspoilt island nature reserves. Keep your eyes on the sky to see species like chough, guillemots, gannets, shearwaters and puffins (and watch out for breeding grey seals on Ramsey’s beaches during the autumn months).

Boat trip around Ramsey Island ©Voyages of Discovery

Coasteering  at the Blue Lagoon, Abereiddi

Get hands-on with our coastline as you clamber over boulders and rocky cliffs before splashing out on heart-pounding leaps into the waters below. You’ll be in good hands with professional guides who will help you navigate the thrills and spills of this former slate quarry turned aquatic adventure playground. 

Coasteering at The Blue Lagoon ©Celtic Quest Coasteering

Coast walk from Aberaeron to New Quay

You can’t visit our shores without taking a walk along the world-famous, 870-mile Wales Coast Path. Dip your toes into it along this gentle 6½-mile stretch, which winds between two pretty harbour towns through wooded valleys and along clifftops with widescreen views of Cardigan Bay.

Watersports for all at New Quay

The Cardigan Bay Watersports Centre dishes out a varied menu of activities – everything from sailing and windsurfing to paddleboarding and powerboating. You don’t need to be an expert. Its introductory taster sessions are ideal if you’re still finding your sea legs.

Ride the rails for waterfall walks in the Vale of Rheidol

Explore our inland shores with a trip on the narrow-gauge Vale of Rheidol Railway. Starting in Aberystwyth, this historic steam railway climbs through 12 miles of lush fields and woodland on its journey to Devil’s Bridge, where you’ll discover a lost world of tumbling waterfalls hidden in a dramatic, steep-sided gorge.

Golf at Aberdovey

We’re well known in golf circles for our stellar coastal links courses. Wild and windswept Aberdovey is one of the very best. With the peaks of the Snowdonia National Park at one side and shifting dunes at the other, this rugged course combines natural splendour with some seriously testing golf.

Clwb Golff Aberdyfi Golf Club

Kite flying at Barmouth

Barmouth’s big, blustery beach is the perfect place to go fly a kite. If you feel like some company, join hundreds of other flyers at the annual summer Kite Festival when the sky is filled with colourful kites of all shapes and sizes.

Golygfa Abermaw o'r Traeth_View of Barmouth from Beach

Get wet at Adventure Parc Snowdonia

For all-weather aquatic action, ride the waves at our revolutionary inland surfing lagoon in the Conwy Valley. There’s guaranteed flawless swell come rain or shine.

Adventure Parc Snowdonia