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Water sports venues

National White Water Centre, River Tryweryn in Snowdonia National Park

In addition to more than 100 beaches dotted along our coastline (44 of which were awarded Blue Flags for 2016) we have plenty of venues to suit a variety of water based activities...

Surf Snowdonia – A fresh-water 300m lagoon roughly the size of six football pitches, set in the green Conwy Valley. A guaranteed head-high wave that rises from the centre of the lagoon and peels perfectly for more than 150m, dissipating softly as it hits the shore.


National White Water Centre – Home of white water rafting and kayaking in the UK, the centre is based on the River Tryweryn, a real welsh mountain river in Snowdonia National Park. The river’s water levels are dam-controlled so its rapids still thunder throughout the summer. Enjoy thrilling white water, reliable river conditions and a beautiful natural environment.  


Cardiff International White Water Centre – An exciting on-demand Olympic standard white water facility in the heart of the International Sports Village in Cardiff. A centre of excellence for training and a place to try something new! 


Plas Heli  - In Pwllheil, North Wales, Plas Heli is the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Event Centre.  The facility has all the kit needed to run major international sailing championships, easy access to the safe beach launching area, training and event pontoons which are ideal for Boat Shows and large keel boat championships such as the IRC Welsh National Championship.


Plas y Brenin is one of our national outdoor centres in Wales. Situated in Snowdonia North West Wales, the centre offers training courses to develop skills in a variety of outdoor activities including rock climbing, mountain biking and water based courses in kayaking and canoeing. 


Plas Menai is another national outdoor centres which provide the opportunity develop skills in a range of watersports courses including dinghy sailing, windsurfing and powerboating.