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Plas Menai enjoys a magnificent location on the Menai Strait, overlooking Anglesey in North Wales. The waters of the Strait are ideal for sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and powerboating, with easy access to the open sea and superb coastal scenery. Plas Menai is also close to Snowdonia National Park which provides canoeists and mountaineers with access to mountains, crags, rivers and lakes.
If you've still got some energy left at the end of the day's activities, there's plenty to see and do in the evening. You can visit the historic walled town of Caernarfon with its majestic castle, take a drive around Snowdonia or discover the unspoilt island of Anglesey. There's also a good selection of nightlife, with pubs and restaurants close by in Bangor and Caernarfon.
Purpose-built for Watersports and Comfort
Plas Menai, owned and run by the Sports Wales, is a purpose-built centre with comfortable and well-equipped accommodation. The main residential complex has single and twin-bedded rooms, all with en-suite shower and WC, as well as tea-making facilities. Half the rooms overlook the Strait to Anglesey. The centre also has on-site 'house' accommodation which is ideal for clubs, schools and groups.
The Staff Team
The training you receive at Plas Menai is among the best in Europe. The Centre’s instructors are nationally-qualified, experienced practitioners and chosen for their eagerness to share with you, their knowledge, skills and enthusiasm.
Our staff hold some of the highest technical and coaching awards available and include; RYA Dinghy Coach Assessors, RYA Racing Coaches, RYA Powerboat Trainers, RYA Windsurfing Trainers, RYA Yachtmaster Examiners, BC Level 5 Sea and Inland Coaches, Mountain Instructors with SPA and ML, White Water Rescue Providers and First Aid Trainers.
In addition, the Centre has a superb team of seasonal, casual and guest instructors and coaches all dedicated in their sports.
Plas Menai has always set the highest standards in safety and as well as operating within the guidelines laid down by the national governing bodies (RYA, BCU) and the Welsh Tourist Board, the centre is licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority which is required by anyone providing adventure activities for young people under 18. You should be assured that we constantly monitor our safety procedures and risk assessments for all activities offered at Plas Menai.