Explore Water Sports in Dale: Warpool Court Hotel’s Peter Trier Divulges Details

In an area known as Little England, the village of Dale sits in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park at the corner of a mile-wide sheltered bay on the Milford Haven waterway. With its lovely beach and good waves, it’s one of Pembrokeshire’s hotspots for sailing and water sports.

Whether you’re young or old, able-bodied or in need of a little assistance to get out on the water, there something here for people of all ages and abilities to try. Local providers can help you get out on the water and have some fun, with activities like:

  • Canoeing
  • Coasteering
  • Kayaking
  • Powerboating
  • Sailing
  • Stand Up Paddle-boarding
  • Surfing
  • Rafted Canoeing
  • Windsurfing

There are tailored courses, designed to fit your specific needs. You can try something as a one-off activity or participate in two-day or five-half-day sessions if you prefer a more in-depth experience.

If water sports aren’t your thing, there are other activities to enjoy here too, including a boat trip, beach-craft and rock-pooling sessions or making your own driftwood art. The beach-side shop offers everything you need to enjoy almost any water-based activity, including dry gear, wet gear or safety gear. You can also find souvenirs and local artisan crafts, from jewellery to driftwood art and crafts, ceramics, art and pottery.

Dale has an interesting history and is recognized as the site Henry Tudor landed when he returned from exile. Historic local landmarks include a 13th century castle, two Victorian forts (constructed in the time of Napoleon the Third) and an early Iron Age fort.

Dale was known in the 18th century as an ale-producing centre which exported beer to Liverpool. As in many parts of Pembrokeshire, between the 18th and early 20th centuries, limestone, coal and culm (a mixture of coal dust and clay) were transported to the beaches where kilns existed to burn lime for local farms.

It’s also the spot from which the first woman to cross the Atlantic single-handed, 28-years-old Nicolette Milnes-Walker, set sail in 1971.

When you’re ready to explore all Pembrokeshire has to offer from the comfort of Warpool Court Hotel, contact us. You can book a short break or a long holiday in one of Warpool Court Hotel’s luxury rooms or stay in our private, self-catering Garden Cottage. Relax in peaceful surroundings and enjoy some of the best hotel views in the world. We look forward to welcoming you.

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