Wales is the most unknown territory in the United Kingdom. Its name evokes rugby, Celtic culture but also green and wild landscapes. And logically, when you think surf trip, Wales is not the first destination that comes to mind. Yet with 2,704 kilometers of coastline, the country is surprising. Obviously, it will equip you because the water is cool: the full suit is required all year, and if you come in winter, do not forget the hood, gloves and slippers.
Beyond surfing, Wales offers beautiful landscapes, between snow-capped mountains, rugged rugged coastline, lakes, rivers and glacial formations, promising travelers a rejuvenating and authentic stay. It is an easily accessible destination from France and for low prices with low cost airlines. On site, it is the cheapest country in Britain, with prices comparable to those practiced here. The bus and train networks work very well, which will save you money on transportation.
There are many surfcamps in Wales. We have selected for you the best of them to live an unforgettable experience during your next vacation in Wales!Discover the surf camps in Wales
Whether reek or beach break, the Welsh coast offers waves for all surfers, who work all year round. Follow the coast from north-east to south-west and discover the Welsh surf spots as you go!
To the north-east you will find Llantwit Major, a superb spot below amazing cliffs, consisting of a consistent straight and a rather fun left. Overall, even if the spot is a beach break, it is reserved for good surfers. A little further, the spot Manorbier is a nice reef break with regular waves and rather "mellow", dominated by a fortified castle in true Norman style. Not far from Cardiff and Bristol, beginners will be able to progress safely to Porthcawl where there is an offer of surfschools. A little further south, Newgale is a popular spot for locals. You'll find four waves to surf, which can become consistent when conditions are right. Then head for Langland Bay which offers a fairly consistent right and left. Children and beginners will not be far from fun on the Caswell Bay spot. Further west, Freshwater West and Llangennith await you with powerful waves, while Hells Mouth and Whitesands will be a good option for beginners.
Enjoy your stay in Celtic country to discover its natural, historical and cultural riches! North Wales is home to the majestic and famous Snowdonia National Park, with the Snowdon Peak at 1,085 meters. Hikers will find their happiness between mountains, natural lakes, waterfalls and wild plains. To the south, nature is no less enchanting in Britain's largest coastal national park, Pembrokeshire. You will admire the ocean from steep cliffs and sandy beaches. Finally, the Brecon Beacons National Park in the center of the country is another good option for lovers of hiking and nature with its forests, caves and waterfalls.
On the sea side, the coast offers extremely varied landscapes between cliffs, beaches, fishing ports and Victorian seaside resorts like Llandudno and New Quay. The most beautiful panoramas are on the Llyn peninsula with 38 kilometers of coastline lined with cliffs. The ancient coastal road that winds along the 1,300-kilometer coastline will also delight explorers. Finally, at New Quay, you can board a boat to meet dolphins and seals!
The Welsh are absolutely charming and above all very warm. Between their two languages - Welsh and English, they will make you discover with pleasure their gastronomy essentially composed of fresh and local products, from honey to seafood through meat and cheese. Wales is also known for its whiskeys, including the one made in Penderyn in the Brecon Beacons Park.
Finally, do not hesitate to discover Cardiff at the descent of the plane or before returning to France: it is a modern and dynamic capital that has yet managed to preserve its history. Medieval castles, concert halls, museums, exhibitions, Victorian architecture: immerse yourself in the heart of Welsh culture before strolling along the Mermaid Quay along the city's bay. You may also have the chance to attend a rugby match at the famous Millennium Stadium in an exciting atmosphere!