Wales is a country known for its dramatic scenery and beautiful coastline – what better place to take your SUP? With such an expansive waterfront it was hard to narrow it down but we’ve managed to compile our top picks for Paddle boarding in North Whales. Grab your touring board and get cracking. Your next adventure in Wales awaits you!
All the way in the north west of the country, nestled in Snowdonia is the town of Barmouth. Our first pick shines with something for everyone.
- flat calm water
- stunning mountain scenery
- harbour town full of cafes, pubs and restaurants
Barnmouth’s protected cove offers paddlers glassy smooth paddling for a relaxing day on the water. This is a great area for SUP yoga or touring. Finish the day with dinner and a pint at one of the many waterfront spots in town.
Just beyond Snowdonia is the bustling, fashionable town of Abersoch. You’ll enjoy cruising past a long stretch of beach and sheltered harbours on your SUP. The best part is, you’ll be within paddling distance of loads of great dining and pubs. From casual fish & chips to trendy bistros you’ll be spoiled for choice.
Llandudno is a double whammy for stand up paddling holidays. The town itself is a bustling center of arts and culture with no shortage of high end hotels and B&B’s. Just a stone’s throw away you’ll find Colwyn Bay, an excellent location for water sports. The sheltered coastal bays here are a great spot to paddle especially with kids.
Out of all the areas we’ve featured, Bala is PERFECT for heading out on your SUP! Filled with fast flowing rivers, waterfalls and many lakes, there is something for every paddle boarding level! The dramatic mountains and valleys provide amazing views from your SUP. Grab your board and escape from the hustle and bustle.This setting is also ideal for a little slow flowing SUP yoga even on an all around iSUP. In Bala is great for both relaxing and fitness.
Lying off the north-west coast is the island of Anglesey. This town is traditionally a popular destination with holidaymakers due to its wonderful beaches and historic attractions. If you are new to paddle boarding, Anglesey would be a great place to start due to the many sheltered areas away from any windy weather.
There are so many gorgeous spots to explore in Wales we’ve only just scraped the surface. What are your suggestions for a Welsh paddling itinerary? Share below in the comments.
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