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Paddle Board and Kayak the Coastline at Porthdinllaen and Aberdaron

Paddle Board and Kayak the Coastline at Porthdinllaen and Aberdaron

There is always plenty to do when you stay at Gors-lŵyd Cottage! Here’s a fantastic opportunity for all the family to enjoy over the summer.

The National Trust and Llŷn Adventures have teamed up once again to provide paddle board and kayak sessions off the stunning coastline of the Llŷn Peninsula.

Available on specified days from June 2019, you can choose from either paddle boarding at Porthdinllaen or kayaking at Aberdaron. Here is all the information you need to know:

Paddle Board Sessions at Porthdinllaen

A great opportunity to see the Llŷn Peninsula from a different aspect. The stunning scenery at Porthdinllaen is not to be missed.

This is a great opportunity to experience this iconic location in a different way. The fun 1 ½ hour sessions will give participants the chance to get out onto the waters and paddle across part of the largest seagrass beds in North Wales, covering an area of 46 football pitches.
Learn about this fascinating habitat and the interesting wildlife it supports as you paddle. As well as spotting some signs of the rich history of this bay, which was once a bustling port welcoming ships from far and wide.

Sessions run on Thursdays and Saturdays during the summer holidays at 11am, 1.15pm and 3.30pm. A session lasts 1 ½ hours and costs £30 per person, (there’s a £5 discount for National Trust members).

During the session a qualified paddle boarding coach will provide all the necessary equipment including a Red Paddle Co boards which are really versatile and provide an excellent experience for beginners as well as the more experienced.

Do I need to book?
Yes, please speak to the National Trust ranger at Porthdinllaen or contact Porth y Swnt visitor centre on 01758 703810 to book your place.
The meeting place and session start point is the harbour master’s workshop next door to the Ty Coch Inn on the beach at Porthdinllaen.

Please note;
You need to bring swim wear, old trainers and a towel
Minimum age is 8 and we advise that children under 11 should be accompanied by an adult.
Swimming ability is useful but not vital

Kayak Sessions at Aberdaron:

The introductory kayaking sessions will run from Aberdaron beach using single seat and tandem sit on top kayaks which are easy to paddle and are very stable.

Sessions vary depending on the sea conditions. When the sea is calm it will be a scenic journey and the chance to learn about this fascinating coastline, its rich local history and incredible wildlife, including sea birds like puffins and Manx shearwaters, as well as seals and porpoises. If the sea is rough and the weather is still favourable you can have a go at surfing in the waves.

During the session you will be looked after by a qualified kayaking coach who will provide you with all the necessary equipment and look after you throughout your adventure. You will need to bring swim wear, old trainers and a towel.

Sessions run on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays during the summer school holidays and on Saturdays in September. A session lasts 2 hours and start times are 10am, 12.30pm and 2.45pm.
A session costs £30 per person, (there’s a £5 discount for National Trust members).

Do I need to book?
Yes, speak to staff at Porth y Swnt or phone Porth y Swnt 01758 703810 to book your place.
The meeting place and session start point is Porth y Swnt visitor centre, Aberdaron.

Please note:
Minimum age is 8 and we advise that children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult
Young children are best sharing one of the tandem kayaks with one or two adults
Swimming ability is useful but not vital

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