Our Top 5 Paddleboard locations in North Wales

Our Top 5 Paddleboard locations in North Wales

If you're looking for an exciting way to explore the stunning coastlines and serene lakes of North Wales, paddleboarding is a great option to consider. With its rugged terrain, crystal-clear waters, and breath-taking views, North Wales is a paddler's paradise.


Here are some of our top locations for paddleboarding in North Wales:

  • Snowdonia National Park - This vast area is known for its rugged mountains, but it also boasts several tranquil lakes and rivers that are perfect for paddleboarding. Llyn Padarn is a popular spot for both activities, with calm waters and plenty of places to explore. In the Heart of Llanberis, the glacial lake is a massive 2 miles long meaning there is plenty of places for beginners practicing their core skill or amateurs wanting to play. There is a small café at Llyn Padarn for refreshments as well as a Paddleboard rental shop for those who would like to try out paddleboarding. 
  • Anglesey - This beautiful island off the coast of North Wales is a favourite destination for paddlers. Its varied coastline offers both calm bays and rocky coves, and the island is home to several paddleboarding tour companies that can take you to the best spots. Some favourites include Newborough Beach with its stunning forest and isolated Llandwyn Church. This is a perfect backdrop for any paddleboarders photographs. Rhosneigr beach is another fantastic paddleboarding location. The vast sand covered beach is perfect for those planning a day trip with the sheltered bay providing calm waters for most the year. 
  • Llyn Tegid - This stunning lake in Bala is the largest natural lake in Wales and a popular spot for paddlers. The lake is surrounded by rolling hills and forests, and its calm waters make it an ideal place for beginners to learn. There are amazing facilities at Llyn Tegid including a shower and changing room as well as large grass spaces for those wanting to bring a picnic. 
  • Colwyn Bay Beach - For those looking for a more challenging paddle, Colwyn Bay Beach is a great option. With its wide bay and sandy beach, the area offers plenty of space to explore and ride the waves. The beach is also a popular spot for windsurfing and kitesurfing, so there's always plenty of action to watch. Be aware of the strong currents and tides in the area, and always wear appropriate safety gear. With its stunning views of the Welsh coast, Colwyn Bay Beach is a must-visit location for any paddler. 
  • Llyn Brenig - This picturesque lake in Denbighshire is surrounded by forests and rolling hills, making it a beautiful place to paddle. It's also a popular spot for fishing and has several walking trails to explore. Recently Llyn Brenig has built a changing room and shower facilities but also has a café which serves amazing local food. As of writing this Blog post in early 2023, Llyn Brenig only offers a Hire service for Paddleboards and does not allow for launches of personal craft, however there is progress being made from the staff at Llyn Brenig to allow for Self-Launch craft to be used on the Lake soon.


No matter which location you choose, paddleboarding is a great way to experience the natural beauty of North Wales.

Be sure to check the weather and tide conditions before you set out, and always wear appropriate safety gear. With a little preparation, you'll be ready to enjoy an unforgettable paddling adventure in one of the most stunning regions of the UK.

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