Pembrokeshire is a sea kayakers paradise, and on these breaks you’ll get the chance to experience at close hand the inspirational National Park coastline as you kayak beneath towering sea cliffs and into sun dappled caves. This is an ideal way to explore the coast with its clean Atlantic ocean waters and waterfalls, sea caves and natural rock arches. Kayaks are also the best way to watch sea wildlife You might find yourself kayaking amongst Atlantic grey seals that breed around the coast and off-shore islands, or porpoise and dolphins that live in the deeper waters of Cardigan Bay. Large numbers of kittiwakes, razorbills, choughs, shags and cormorants, also the impressive gannets who have their colony on Grassholm island.
The Guardian has put together this list of the best whale watching locations in the UK. It mentions the follwoing sites.
- Moray Firth: as was shown on Springwatch you can watch the most northerly known population of bottlenose dolphins right from the shore – often only a few feet from the shingle. No binos needed! The best place to view them is Chanonry Point on the Black Isle. Humpback whales can also be spotted in the outer Moray Firth. Visit seawatchfoundation.org
- The best place to watch Killer whales is the Shetland Isles, especially at Esha Ness. They are becoming commoner.
- Isle of Mull – minke whales. Mull was the first place in Britain to offer dedicated whale-watching More here wspa.org.uk
- Cardigan Bay has a population of 130 bottlenose dolphins which can be seen from the shore at New Quay. The pods feed here from April to September.
- St David’s Head in Pembrokeshire: dolphins and possibility of fin whales in the summer.Here new-quay.com
- Common dolphins can be seen at Durleston Head in Dorset.
- Sites in Cornwall: Lizard Point, Gwennap Head and Cape Cornwall for dolphins, pilot, killer and minke whales marinediscovery.co.uk
Nant y Croi Farm caravan and camping site has wonderful views over Cardigan Bay. Nearby there are beaches at Mwnt Poppit Sands, Aberporth, Llangranog, Tresaith & New Quay. Seals and Dolphins are regular visitors to the rocks and seas around the edge of the farm. There is direct access to Mwnt beach via a foot path from the farm yard. The farm extends over lush green land gently sloping to the coast and has it’s own private cove ideal for swimming and enjoying sea-life. Visit this site