Enjoy the early summer sun with a special offer from Beacon Park Day Boats
As lockdowns lift and the early summer sunshine covers the hillsides, Beacon Park Day Boats offer the perfect way to get back outside. With a variety of electric boats, canoes and even a cycle boat available to rent, there are options to suit everyone. And with incredible mountain views and nature all around you, few places can offer such a balance of adventure and serenity. This unique experience is especially true in June when the air is at its most clear, before the heat and haze of summer.
Jump aboard for a safe and relaxed boating experience; all our boats are easy to drive, and you will receive a safety brief before you get underway. You can take your pet with you (we are very dog friendly at Beacon Park Boats), and there are life jackets in a range of sizes for children and non-swimmers.
Our electric vehicles are an exciting way to explore. They are quiet, and you can get close to the abundant wildlife along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. Beacon Park Boats owner Alasdair Kirkpatrick suggests stopping for lunch on the water's edge for a picnic or a pub lunch before making your way back: "In some cases, you can drive right up to the pub, enjoy an excellent meal and a peaceful ride on the way back."
Those looking for a different experience can instead try a traditional open canoe. Or why not cruise through the water on a cycle boat made for two? Unlike the day boats, these vessels are entirely human powered, so healthy and environmentally friendly. You can set your own pace and get up close to nature in these virtually silent forms of transport. The cycle boat is easy to use, and its sturdy structure makes it an excellent option for all ages. Families or larger groups can walk along the towpath next to the canal and take turns on the water. Couples will appreciate the seats that face each other for a more social experience.
Alasdair currently offers a 15% discount to those living in Llangattock, Crickhowell and anyone with an NP8 postcode. "Some people who live close have never been on the canal. People never tend to do things in their back garden, after all. They might walk alongside it with their dogs or cycle the towpath. But being on the water gives you a very different perspective, so it's worth a try. With so many beautiful sights to take in and different ways to enjoy time on the water, there is no better time to experience this local gem."
So, if you have an NP8 postcode, use this code LIVEINNP8 at the time of booking on http://www.beaconparkdayboats.co.uk/ to claim your 15% off.