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 for.
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
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 abilities.
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 breakwater.
A good, exposed spot this 2.5 mile-long beach picks up most of the going swell and works on a range of tides.