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Outdoor Pursuits Centre:Cardigan Bay Watersports

  • Visit Wales Activity Tourism Accreditation
  • Visit Britain Good to go
  • WTTC SafeTravels
  • Adventure Activities Licensing Authority
  • Royal Yachting Association

Watersports Centre

Sandy Slip,
Glanmor Terrace,
New Quay,
SA45 9PS



New Quay’s sheltered water is a natural home for water based activities and Cardigan Bay Watersports Centre provides high quality experiences and a good range of up to date equipment.

The Centre has developed a wide range of watersport activities and training programmes to meet the needs of a wide variety of users, including schools, clubs, businesses and a range of residents and visitors to the area. You will be able to learn the basics or develop your skills in wonderful surroundings under the guidance of expert staff.

Cardigan Bay Watersports is an established member of the water sports scene in Wales. It has a continuing collaboration with New Quay Yacht Club and provides training opportunities for nearby clubs such as Tresaith Mariners and Aberystwyth University sailing club and has a strong relationship with RYA Cymru.

There is a wide choice of watersports activities on offer including:

Essential Navigation & Seamanship course offers a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew, and those wanting to refresh their skills. Taster sessions and RYA Powerboat 2 courses.

Taster sessions, courses and hire.

Hire, taster session or coastal tour kayaking on the sea is great fun.

Time you had a go. Taster sessions, Hire or Aerobic classes

HIgh energy activities Instructed taster sessions or coaching for the more experienced.

KIDS SPLASH (under 13 years)
Not every one wants to do a formal course Cardigan Bay Watersports offer some instructor-led fun sessions using kayaks and/or paddleboards, play games and have races. Numbers are limited to a 6:1 ratio of kids to instructor to make it safe and manageable. This often means the sessions are booked up early so don't leave it to the last minute!

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Facilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeSmoking not allowed

Opening details

See website for details


2021 hourly hire rates (Buoyancy aids and paddles are included in the hire price)

Single kayak: £20 per hour | Double kayak: £40 per hour | Paddleboard:£20 per hour
Wetsuit: £5 per hour
Dinghy Hire - Contact Cardigan Bay Watersports Direct


Sandy Slip,
Glanmor Terrace,
New Quay,
SA45 9PS


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Map reference: SN 389598  Lat: 52.21409 Long: -4.35806

Please see website for details.


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesEntrance is well lit