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Address: 28 High Street, St Davids SA62 6SD, Wales
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+44 1437 720433
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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At Ma Simes we’ve spent decades coasteering, surfing, and generally having...

At Ma Simes we’ve spent decades coasteering, surfing, and generally having fun on the St Davids coastline. Ma Simes Surf Hut has been selling surf gear since 1979. Ours is the oldest dedicated surf school in the area, est. 2001. And we've sprinkled our Ma Simes magic all over that St Davids classic: coasteering. New routes - experienced guides - all the gear - just 10 mins walk from St Davids!

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Coasteering Adventure

We had a great time jumping off rocks, swimming into coves and generally having fun. We were a group of two families of three who did not know each other, but that was fine. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 September 2016
Stephen G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We had a great time jumping off rocks, swimming into coves and generally having fun. We were a group of two families of three who did not know each other, but that was fine. The other family had an 8 year old and he coped fine with most of the activities. My two are 13 and 15 - perfect age... More 

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Thank Stephen G
Ma_Simes_Outside, Manager at Ma Simes Outside, responded to this review

hi Stephen Thanks for the review, glad to hear you had fun! As you point out, safety is always our instructors' most important consideration when coasteering. The excitement and adventure then follows naturally from the combination of rocks, sea, waves, swimming and jumping. Hope to see you again in the future. Regards Ma More 

Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I had a surf lesson with Ryan at Whitesands. They had parked quite close to the beach so it wasn't too far to carry the boards. The tuition was good fun and professional. Ryan was very encouraging and drew from his own experiences. He was very patient and seemed to really enjoy teaching. I'll be hiring equipment from this company... More 

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Ma_Simes_Outside, Manager at Ma Simes Outside, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks for the review, we really appreciate you taking the time. Ryan is a superb surfer in his own right but, most important for our customers, he is a patient and supportive surf instructor. We're really pleased you had a good time and look forward to seeing you again. Regards Ma More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Had a fantastic time coasteering around the coast of St Davids with a nurturing (and funny) guide Rob. We were in a small group of 5 with mixed ability and Rob was able to make the trip as simple or as challenging as we felt confident with. Super warm wetsuits, boots, life jackets and helmets all provided kept us lovely... More 

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Thank Sophie L
Ma_Simes_Outside, Manager at Ma Simes Outside, responded to this review

hi Sophie. Great to hear you had so much fun coasteering! We think Rob is a brilliant guide, 'nurturing and funny' hits the nail on the head. Thanks for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it. Maybe see you again in the future. Regards, Ma More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

We had a half day coasteering near St Nons/Caerfai and a 1h30 boat tour of Ramsay island. Coasteering: our guide, Pete, took a party of 8 people which was awesome since our whole family got to go together. He told us beforehand that their version of a coasteer was a traditional one- which included a lot of info and teaching... More 

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Ma_Simes_Outside, Manager at Ma Simes Outside, responded to this review

Hi Jennie! Thank you for the review, we're really pleased you all enjoyed yourselves so much. As you say, coasteering offers a taste of everything the St Davids coast has to offer, and works whatever the weather. Glad you got the photos, Pete is also a half-decent paparazzo! And we're very proud to be working with Mike & Sam at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

What a thoroughly fantastic way to spend a few hours. Pete our instructor had so much experience and knowledge he put us all at ease and made us all feel very safe doing what is potentially a dangerous activity. Really looking forward to going back again next year. Thanks.

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Thank Trevor S
Ma_Simes_Outside, Manager at Ma Simes Outside, responded to this review

hi Trevor! We're really pleased you enjoyed yourselves so much. Part of the thrill of coasteering is to be aware of the forces involved where rock and water meet.. whilst at the same time feeling secure with the instructor's leadership of the session. Thank you for the review and we look forward to welcoming you back next year! Regards, Ma More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

This was my first time to take to the coast for a coastearing adventure, I was accompanied by another adult and five children from the ages of 13 through to 9 years old. At first, I tagged along because an adult needed to be present and I lacked enthusiasm. But the enthusiasm of our guide, Tommy was infectious! He was... More 

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Ma_Simes_Outside, Manager at Ma Simes Outside, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write this review, we really appreciate the feedback. We are AALA licensed for coasteering so it is not obligatory for adults to accompany children, but we're very glad you came along and joined in the fun! Tommy is a brilliant guide, he knows how to make a coasteering session work for the whole group.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Coasteering is an exhilarating way to explore the Pembrokeshire coastline and to gain a deeper appreciation of the whole ecosystem that exist between the steep cliffs and the ocean. Pete our guide and trainer was excellent in terms of his knowledge of the environment as well as helping everyone overcome their nerves and learn how to both make the big... More 

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Ma_Simes_Outside, Manager at Ma Simes Outside, responded to this review

Brilliant description of what coasteering is about, couldn't have put it better ourselves! Thanks for the review, we are really happy you enjoyed yourselves. Pete is an amazing guide. Hope to see you again in the future. Regards, Ma More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Can't speak highly enough of the enjoyable and memorable time Tommy (the guide) provided for both my 8 yr old son and myself. We joined an extended family group whose company also helped make this one of those unforgettable father/son moments. Well organised, informative and mostly fun. A beautiful piece Of coastline near Caerfai Bay was explored. Highlight for Joe-... More 

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Thank Jonhey11
Ma_Simes_Outside, Manager at Ma Simes Outside, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, we're really pleased you both had so much fun! Your son kept up with and even outdid some of the adults according to Tommy =) Regards Ma More 

Magor, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

A first time for my family to experience coasteering. We had a fantastic time with Tommy who took us around the coast near Caerfai. My children (aged 11 and 9) summed it up as "awesome" and "amazing". Highly recommend.

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Thank 568claire
Ma_Simes_Outside, Manager at Ma Simes Outside, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We are very pleased that you guys had such fun on your first coasteering adventure. Tommy said the kids did great! Regards Ma More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

Very friendly family run business in St Davids, father and son crew, and Mum back in the shop. As a family of 4 (children nearly 10 and 12) we took the one hour boat tour around Ramsey Island, seeing various sea birds, seals, and experiencing the wild ocean water. The boat was monstrous fun with 600hp on tap but we... More 

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Ma_Simes_Outside, Manager at Ma Simes Outside, responded to this review

Wonderful that you enjoyed the boat trip so much! Just to say that it is Blue Ocean Adventures that run boat trips out of Ma Simes Surf Hut, they do a superb job as you found out, and we are very pleased to be associated with them. I'm sure they would appreciate it if you were to post your review... More 

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