Neath Port Talbot is on the coast. Aberavon beach and many large
lakes provide us with lots of water. Sailing, surfing and canoeing
are all activities that we are keen to take our clothes off
There are various operators throughout the area that can be
contacted to offer advice on the best sites in the area for
anything from surfing to jetskiing.
There are a number of lakes and reservoirs in the area that are
perfect for sailing. The Corus Sailing Club in Margam is a
certified training centre and sails all through the year and
Monkstone Sailing Club offers a private marina for 90 boats.
Monkstone Cruising and Sailing Club 01792 812229 (Weekends and
Wednesday evening only) www.corussailing.info
Corus Sports www.corussports.co.uk
Glyncorrwg Ponds 01639 851900 www.glyncorrwgponds.com
Port Talbot Coastguard www.coastguard.ukf.net
There are two sections of Canal in Neath Port Talbot, the Neath
Canal and the Tennant Canal. They were developed for transportation
in the early manufacturing industries of brick making and ship
Today, the Canals provide meandering towpath strolls and are
rather picturesque with natural beauty, yet still bear reminders of
early industry. The old Union Workhouse and St IIItyds Church are
dominant echoes from the past.
The Thomas Dadford boat trip, departs from B&Q Basin every
Saturday from June to September, and daily during school
Take a walk or cycle along our Canals, and in the summer months
spend an afternoon floating through history on the Thomas Dadford.
You will be surprised with the wildlife on show, especially the
dragonflies bobbing near the waters surface.
Access: Restored section north of Resolven and the Aberdulais
Basin are both accessible to disabled visitors.
Contact: For further information, contact
For surfing with a difference try Aberavon Beach. Nestled between the Welsh
surfing heartlands of Porthcawl and Gower, and easily accessible
from the M4, Aberavon beach is suitable for surfers of all
With a designated surfing area at the
eastern end of the beach Aberavon consistently offers fun waves for
beginners and intermediate surfers and during bigger swells, a
steeper, more powerful ride for more experienced surfers nearer the
A good, exposed spot this 2.5 mile-long
beach picks up most of the going swell and works on a range of