With over 220 miles of rugged coastline surrounding three sides of the county, visiting canoeists will soon come to appreciate this when they explore Britain's only coastal National Park. A place where the sea never seems more than a pebbles throw away. Stretching from St.Dogmaels in the North to Amroth in the south, the varied Pembrokeshire coastline gives canoeists of all levels the opportunity to explore at their own pace. Stop to rest on a secluded beach, drift past seals and porpoise, explore mysterious and awe-inspiring caves or play on the clean water waves of some of the U.K.'s finest beaches.
The nautical history of the area gives a stern warning to those who look at the sea as a playground. The icons on any admiralty chart will show you the numerous vessels that have been lost along this rocky coastline. Many areas are subject to strong tidal streams and as such need practiced seamanship skills to allow you to ‘play' with the sea. If you are not experienced or do not know the area you are strongly advised to seek further knowledge and help in deciding the safest way to enjoy this most exhilarating yet relaxing sport.
Kayaking in Pembrokeshire is a spectacular way to see our pristine coastline and its wildlife. Due to the increase in popularity the Pembrokeshire Marine Code Group have developed a code for kayakers which give guidances on what to do when you encounter wildlife, which you will do, and which areas have access restrictions. This will ensure that you get the chance to watch Pembrokeshire's wildlife in its natural habit without disturbing them. Full details can be found on
OS maps Landranger 1:50 000 , Sheet Nos 145, 157, or 1:25000 outdoor leisure series nos.35 (North Pembrokeshire) and 36 (South Pembrokeshire)
Milford Haven Coastguard 01646 690909
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