Sit-on-top Sea Kayaking

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Try out the best kayaking and canoeing in South Wales!  Great scenery.  Great instruction.  Amazing fun.
Want to see the Gower peninsula from a totally different perspective?  Catch a sight of some fantastic marine life!

Our top locations for sit-on-top sea kayaking in Swansea are Oxwich Beach and Mumbles.

For an alternative location we can meet you at our inland venue at the stunning Swiss Valley Reservoir near Llanelli.  This is ideal if you want to bring a dog or if the weather is stormy.


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There are three different levels for this opportunity:

1.     Beginner level: sheltered inland water such as the Llanelli North Dock and Swiss Valley Reservoir.  Learn basic skills of using a sit-on-top kayak.

2.     Beginner and Intermediate level: sheltered bays such as the beautiful Oxwich Bay or the picturesque Nab Rock at Mumbles.  Develop your basic skills for use on the sea.

3.     Advanced level: exposed coastline of the Gower.  Use your skills on the exposed coastline and gain an understanding of tide navigation and rescue.

Our expert instructors know the coastline of Gower well and will tailor the activity depending on your ability and the weather conditions on the day.

Schedule  Meet us at the location. You won’t miss the Gower Adventures van. We begin with trying on wetsuits and lifejackets, safety briefing and basic instructions on kayaking techniques. A couple of hours activity then break for lunch. If the weather is fine and you are up for a challenge we can suggest a kayaking journey along the coastline. Finish at approx. 4 pm.
FAQs No experience necessary. Dogs welcome at Swiss Valley Reservoir. Children minimum age 6. Activity takes place between April and October. We have single and double kayaks. We do not hire kayaks.
"We spent a couple of pleasant hours paddling through Oxwich Bay, weaving in and out of rocky outcrops before venturing out to the open sea to look for an old shipwreck."
Fantastic fun! A few days ago we spent the day in Oxwich Bay kayaking. Simon met us in the car park and was friendly from the off! We were provided with wetsuits and waterproofs as well. I would recommend bringing old trainers as they will get wet and sandy too. There were single kayaks and double ones as well so if there is a weaker member of the group you can team them up with a stronger one. We were out on the water from 10am till about 3 in the afternoon and it was great fun! We started off by testing our skills by weaving in between various rocks on the side of the bay which was challenging but rewarding. All in all we all had a great day and would recommend it to anyone!

Information on the Oxwich National Nature Reserve

Our favourite sea kayaking location is Oxwich.  The Wales Coastal Path passes through Oxwich Burrows, an area of national significance in terms of flora and fauna, but out of sight and sound of the sea.  It is an unusual and fascinating place.   How amazing to have such an interesting nature reserve so close to the sea.  The Oxwich National Nature Reserve is made up of beach, sand dunes, lakes, woodlands, cliffs salt and freshwater marshes.  Rare to have so many different habitats together.

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