Whether you want to peacefully paddle board and spot wildlife or a thrilling adventure exploring caves and jump from cliffs we have got you covered. Here’s our guide to Tenby watersports, paddle boarding, kayaking, and surfing in and around Tenby.
Outer Reef is Pembrokeshire’s premier surf, stand up paddle boarding, and kayaking centre. They have been running the ultimate surf and Paddle Boarding school for all ages and abilities since 1999. They have water sports centres based in Saundersfoot Harbour in the Marine Centre of Excellence, Tenby North Beach Harbour, Stackpole Quay, and Gupton Farm at Freshwater West. They offer a full array of water sports courses and activities, as well as surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, wetsuit, paddle board, and bike equipment hire.
All abilities surf courses
Outer Reef Surf School is the official activity provider for The National Trust and they approach all surfing lessons with safety in mind. They are licensed by the AALA (Adventure Activities Licensing Association), are an SSA accredited surf school, and all outer reef surf coaches are fully qualified ISA surf school instructors. Open 7 days a week in season, here you can learn to surf at your own pace with your own surf instructor, which is the best way to develop existing skills or be introduced to new ones.
All abilities paddle board lessons
Explore Pembrokeshire’s unspoiled national park coastline and paddle board into hidden caves, play alongside magnificent cliffs, and jump into crystal clear water. Their friendly experienced team will give you an unforgettable experience. All equipment is provided and photos of your day can be arranged. You’ll make unforgettable memories.
Tenby Coasteering has been invented by mountaineers to train for the big peaks but now Coasteering is now available to anyone with a love for thrill and adventure! They are based in the heart of Tenby, down on the harbour and their nearest coasteer is just a two-minute walk away from their base. Swimming, jumping, climbing, exploring are all things you’ll do on a coasteer but coasteering is so much more. You’ll see parts of the coastline that very few people visit and get up close with sea life in a unique and exciting way.
Who can take part?
All adventures are tailored to suit your abilities and expectations. You don’t need to be amazingly fit and sporty to enjoy coasteering, if you can swim and are reasonably happy in the water you can coasteer. They make an effort to ensure that the groups are of similar abilities and whilst they love a more strenuous, adventurous jump-fest as much anyone, they also love a mellow cruise around the rocks and caves, checking out the wildlife and drifting on the tide. There’s no doubt they can challenge the bravest of thrill-seekers but nothing is compulsory and if you’d rather take it easy and enjoy the spectacular sights of the Pembrokeshire coast – that’s just fine too!
Their minimum age is 8 and under 18s must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.
Adults £50 (half-day)
Children £40 (half-day)
When you book a lesson or choose to hire equipment from Sup Sessions they guarantee you will have a great experience. You have a vast choice of activities, you could hire one of their stand up paddle boards or have a lesson with one of their qualified WSA instructors. You could hire a kayak, surfboard, bodyboard, or even try their monster board and have a great time with friends and family.
They are a Water Skills Academy approved school and run from South Beach in Tenby. This really is a stunning location and one of Pembrokeshire’s best Blue Flag beaches. They offer lessons and hire for individuals, families, groups of friends, and work colleagues. You can attend as many lessons as you want or just hire the kit and go find your own adventure. They highly recommend you have a lesson before you hire unless you have had experience.
Try a SUP tour | 2 hour tour – £35.00 per person
Their SUP tour is perfect for intermediate and more experienced paddlers. They have 2 routes available to book. The first starts from South Beach in Tenby, you will paddle across North Beach towards Saundersfoot and back. The second starts from South Beach and heads to Giltar Point, around the shoreline and back. They aim to run tours on a clear day and with calm seas, so it is good to enquire before booking. Included in the hire are the paddle board, paddle, and buoyancy aid. Wetsuits are also available to hire.
You need to be a confident swimmer and in good health for this one. Suitable clothing and sun creams are advised and you can bring a dry bag with a drink or maybe a camera as they will stop along the way for photo opportunities.
Wing Foil lesson | 2 hour session – £120.00 per person (an extra hour is available to book £60)
The excitement for wing foiling is everywhere at the moment. At many beaches across the UK, you will see someone wing surfing or cruising on a foil board. There are videos all over the internet of people showing off, doing the latest tricks, and surfing the perfect wave with a wing in their hand. As part of their wing-foiling course, they will teach you the basics of handling the wing, wind awareness, and the safety aspects that go with wing foiling. Their lessons will guide anyone starting out as a total beginner and help you progress in becoming a competent wing foiler. Advanced lessons are also available to further improve your skills and knowledge to join the wing foiling movement. They use the latest wing foiling equipment from RRD and Infinity SUP to ensure optimal progression. Their safety kit includes an impact vest, helmets, and radios to provide instant feedback and close communication. Wetsuits, wings, and boards are all supplied.
Saundersfoot is a stunning location suitable for paddle boarding, it offers a big protected bay for paddle boarders from every level. Visit them in Coppet Hall, Saundersfoot or join them on one of our safaris in the Estuary. All lessons are held in calm waters. It’s a fun and enjoyable way of discovering places that are only accessible from the water. It is a sociable sport that can be enjoyed by the whole family, team members, or groups with different abilities.
SUP Safari | £35 per person or £30 per person if you have your own board
The SUP Safari is ideal for intermediate to experienced paddle boarders. At the moment they have 3 routes available that you can book. Either they start from Tenby and paddle along the coast all the way to Saundersfoot to their base in Coppet Hall. Or they start from their base and paddle all the way to Monkstone point from which you can see glimpses of Tenby Harbour and back. Lastly, you can book onto a SUP Safari on the Estuary with starting point Llanion Cove in Pembroke Dock.
Have you tried any of these Tenby watersports? Let us know in the comments, we love to hear from you!