Kayaking on the Waterway provides an endless array of opportunities to both locals and visitors. It would take days or even weeks of paddling to explore all the inlets and hidden gems the area has to offer. While the outer reaches offer a coastal feel, further up the Waterway becomes more sheltered and turns more estuarine in nature. These reaches can be perfect for the less experienced, although the large tides and currents do still exist and need to be navigated with care. The water level of the estuary can rise and fall up to 8 meters with the tide – at low tide extensive mud flats are revealed and many parts of the estuary become dry so high tide is the best time for exploring the upper reaches.
Due to the stillness and tranquillity of the upper estuary, this part of the river is well populated with a wide range of wildlife and internationally important habitats and species. It is safe to assume that most of the foreshore is protected by nature designations and enjoying it by kayak can be a wonderful experience.
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West Wales Watersports
At West Wales Watersports we use sit-on-top kayaks, a safe, stable, user friendly alternative to traditional closed top kayaks. Whether you take a tour under the supervision of one of our experienced guides, or simply hire a kayak and explore for yourself, kayaking offers fun for the whole family.