Enjoy Pembrokeshire

Kite Sports

With Pembrokeshire being the most South-Westerly county in Wales it juts out into the Irish Sea and is exposed to the Gulf Stream from the Atlantic. This provides some of the best conditions for kite sports in the UK with fairly consistent wind and waves.

The county has some ideal locations for kite surfing, kite boarding and power kite flying and with careful planning the wide often windswept beaches create some stunning opportunities to enjoy these exciting sports.

To see guidance on best practice on kite sports see this leaflet from the Pembrokeshire Marine Code.

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  • All power kite flyers are asked to respect the safety of and avoid other beach users, act responsibly and hold third party liability insurance.
  • Other beach users are asked to be aware of kite flyers and their equipment.
  • Do not approach kites or kite flyers from downwind as some equipment e.g. lines may cause harm. Do not approach within striking distance of a flying kite.
  • Beware of beach zones (see map in notice boards at beach). If unsure ask the seasonal lifeguards or wardens.
  • Do not fly kites two hours either side of high water since beach space will be severely restricted.
  • Do not fly power kites without referring to the manufacturers manual or seeking professional tuition.
  • For further information, advice and professional tuition see the members of the Pembrokeshire Outdoor Charter.


Top Tips

  • Please think about other users – if you are on a kite board or buggy you take up a great deal of beach. Other users don't know how skilled you are and may feel frightened or threatened by the kite and lines.
  • On the water you are perhaps likely to find less competition for space on the days which are good for kite surfing but make space for surfers, windsurfers etc as well.
  • Training and 3rd party insurance are essential for kite surfing and boarding/buggies.

Healthy You

There is no end of fun you can have with a kite, on land, sea and air. From the sheer joy of watching your kite catch the wind and soar up high, to the exhilarating and physical challenges that extreme kite sports offer.

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Health terms

RNLI message

  • Always wear a lifejacket
  • Carry some means of calling for help
  • Tell someone where you are going
  • Check the weather and tides
  • Get the right training and kite within your limits