Neath Port Talbot is on the coast. Aberavon beach and many large
lakes provide us with lots of water. And we like to use this water
efficiently... for fun! 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
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 the Tourist
Information Centre on 01639 636674
Bus: X5 half hourly from Swansea and Neath, Mon – Sat
X75 from Swansea and Neath, Mon - Sat
X55 every 90 mins, from Swansea and Neath, Mon – Sat
Any local surfer will tell you that Aberavon Beach provides big
enough swells to get anyone ‘stoaked’. Feeling energetic? Looking
for a natural high? Then grab a board and get surfing!
You can take surf lessons on Aberavon Beach with Gower Surfing
Development, the only four star British surf school in Wales
operating all year round.
The beach hosts a number of large scale and prestigious events
such as the Welsh and Four Nations Life Saving Championships. The
annual Round the Pier swim has been running for the past 40 years.
Held in July each year the event is not to be missed even if you
are just a spectator.
Contact: Gower Surfing Development 01792 360370 www.surfgsd.com
School Wales, Aberavon Beach
You can now learn to surf on this beautiful
blue flag beach with an experienced local team of
instructors. Surf School offers surfing lessons, equipment
hire, stag and hen parties, birthday parties, corporate team
building and stand up paddle boards.
Contact: 07815 450815