Enjoy Pembrokeshire

Personal Water Craft

As a general rule the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority is here to promote enjoyment but the enjoyment of one person can mar the pleasure of many others. There is certainly a good measure of personal enjoyment in a personal water craft (PWC), and there are several local businesses which depend on personal watercraft for their livelihood.

While there are those who enjoy using PWC, and some who enjoy watching them, the impression from individuals and local communities is that generally the number of people who gain enjoyment is far outweighed by those whose pleasure is spoilt by the sound of a PWC buzzing round the bay.

Our beaches are becoming busier with a number of water sports including swimming, surfing, kayaking and kite sports all taking place within bathing water byelaw areas. We would encourage you to use PWC outside of these areas and when travelling through them do so with due care with your engine just ticking over.

Our advice:

  • You can launch on some beach slipways and harbours (excluding Tenby, Saundersfoot, and Amroth) in Pembrokeshire where facilities exist. However the numbers of harbours and beaches with restrictions is increasing it makes sense to check with the harbourmaster first and it is also advisable to check with slipway owners.

Top Tips

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 jetski within your limits