Celebrate World Oceans Day in Pembrokeshire
June 8th is World Oceans Day, where people all over world celebrate and honour the ocean and are encouraged to engage in activities that protect it for our future generations.
Did you know, the ocean covers 71% of earth’s surface and makes up 97% of the water on earth? Also, amazingly, 95% of the underwater world remains unexplored.
Pembrokeshire is home to miles of glittering blue surf, breathtaking beaches and stunning coastal landscape; where better to celebrate the beauty of the ocean. Here are five fantastic and fun ways to enjoy the ocean in Pembrokeshire:
Surf’s up all over the county with hundreds of surfers taking to the waves all year round. North Pembrokeshire’s Newgale Beach is an idyllic stretch of surf ideal for beginners and pros alike. Newsurf Surf School in Newgale offers lessons for beginners and novices, along with the hire of equipment and wetsuits. If you’re more of an accomplished surfer, you might want to try Freshwater West, a spot frequently surfed by professionals.
Whether you’re after an exhilarating high-speed adventure or unwind on a relaxing cruise, there’s a Pembrokeshire boat trip for you. Perhaps visit Skomer Island to see the nature reserve that’s home to vast colonies of Puffins, or head over to Caldey Island to explore the ancient Celtic monastery? You could even catch dinner for the family on one of the many fishing trips available. With Pembrokeshire’s coastline being home to dolphins, porpoises and seals, imagine the new friends you could make!
Bring out your inner action hero and enjoy the county from a whole new perspective by coasteering. Explore the rocky shoreline by jumping, climbing and swimming your way around the coast with a dedicated group of professionals. If excitement and adventure’s your thing, give coasteering a go.
Pembrokeshire’s clean and protected waters are home to an abundance of marine life. The countless rock formations and shipwrecks dotted around the county make it an ideal place to go scuba diving – spot the bustling schools of mackerel, spy the lurking conger eels and maybe even come face-to-face with a seal.
Swimming and sport
No day on the beach is complete without dipping your toes into the sea. How could anyone resist a swim on the award-winning beaches of Pembrokeshire? They’re credited with eleven Blue Flags; twelve Green Coast awards, eleven Seaside awards, and twenty one Rural Seaside awards. Renowned for its stunning natural beauty and clean, safe shoreline, Pembrokeshire regularly hosts sporting events, from local charity swims to world class competitions such as the Ironman Wales and Long Course Weekend.
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