Things to do and see when on holiday in Wales
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Things to do in West Wales

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Mwnt Beach

Mwnt is a sheltered sandy cove, owned by the National Trust and although it is off the beaten track it is very popular in the summer. Perfect for families, it offers safe bathing, rock pools to play in and the chance to spot seals and bottle-nosed dolphins in the bay. Birdwatchers may see Chough, ...read more

Poppit Sands

Poppit Sands at the mouth of the Teifi Estuary is an extensive sandy beach backed by dunes: one of the most popular beaches in the area for swimming, beach games and water sports. There is a huge expanse of sand, so it never seems crowded. From Poppit you can start the 186 mile long Pembrokeshire ...read more

Barafundle Beach

Barafundle has been voted many times as one of the best beaches in Britain and if you take the half mile walk down the cliff path from the National Trust car park at Stackpole Quay you will see what makes it so popular. A secluded bay backed by sand dunes and pine trees with limestone cliffs at ...read more

Llangrannog Beach

Llangrannog beach is a sheltered, sandy bay known as ‘Traeth y Pentref’ – the village beach. It is popular with families and surfers and is a great place to relax and watch for dolphins out at sea. There is a distinctive rock on the shore called ‘Carreg Bica’ which according to legend ...read more

Tenby Castle Beach

Accessed from the harbour or down a steep flight of steps off The Paragon, this lovely, sandy beach, sheltered by cliffs can disappear altogether at high tide. The boats to Caldey Island leave from Castle Beach at low tide when the harbour is dry. Car parking: The multi-storey car park is ...read more

Caldey Island

A pleasant boat trip from Tenby Harbour takes you to this beautiful, fascinating island. Caldey has been inhabited since the Stone Age and home to various orders of monks since Celtic times. It is now owned by monks of the Cistercian Order, whose picturesque monastery dominates the village with ...read more

Tenby South Beach

Tenby South Beach is a two mile stretch of golden sand, between St Catherine's Island and Giltar Point. Backed by sand dunes it leads to Tenby Golf Club, the oldest established golf course in Wales and looks out toward Caldey Island. The beach can get busy close to the town and harbour but ...read more

Pendine Sands

Pendine sands is a flat 7 mile long beach in Carmarthen Bay and is well known as the site where Malcolm Campbell and J.G. Parry-Thomas set the world land speed record five times between 1924 and 1927. The beach stretches from Gilman Point in the west to Laugharne Sands in the east. It is a ...read more

Pembrey Country Park

Pembrey Country Park boasts 202 hectares of glorious parkland and one of the longest beaches in Wales, Cefn Sidan. It offers excellent family attractions including horse riding, dry ski slope, toboggan run, train rides on the miniature steam locomotives, pitch and putt, adventure playground, picnic ...read more

Penbryn Beach

Penbryn beach is owned by the National Trust. The beach is almost a mile in length and the absence of any buildings or commercial development make it one of the most unspoilt on the Ceredigion coast. The car park is at Llanborth farm and from here visitors can walk down the lane (about 400 ...read more

Abermawr Beach

An idyllic wide pebble beach, half a mile from the nearest road and appearing truly isolated. Also accessible from the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, it has a stretch of sand at low tide and earth cliffs to the rear, which lead to pasture and woodland. Great opportunities for exploring include ...read more

Tresaith Beach

Tresaith is set in a small sheltered sandy bay named after the River Saith which tumbles over the cliffs onto the beach. It is an ideal beach for families with golden sand, safe swimming and rock pools. The beach has a slipway which makes it a popular beach for sailing. There is a second beach ...read more

Tenby North Beach

North Beach is a long, sheltered and safe beach with golden sand and the pinnacle of Goskar rock sticking out in the middle. The view along the beach towards Tenby harbour is one of the most photographed views in Wales. The beach is overlooked by Tenby town and promenade and has lovely views over ...read more

Aberporth Beach

Aberporth is a small but bustling village resort on the Ceredigion Marine Heritage Coast, 10 miles south of New Quay. Its two beaches sit between the rocky headlands of Trecregyn and Fathgarreg, separated by a smaller rocky outcrop. The beaches are safe and sandy with rock pools and a small ...read more

Broad Haven Beach

Broad Haven beach is a paradise for children of all ages, families, watersports enthusiasts and walkers and it is one of the finest and safest beaches in Pembrokeshire. It has a huge expanse of sand at low tide providing space for everyone. There are cliffs on both sides of the beach, numerous ...read more

Solva Beach

Solva, on the north side of St Bride’s Bay in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park lies in a deep ravine which was carved out by melting glaciers. Lower Solva consists of one street which ends at the harbour and Upper Solva is on the cliff top to the west. The harbour is popular with small boat ...read more

Newgale Beach

Newgale is a 2 mile long sandy beach backed by a pebble bank, located between Solva and Nolton Haven on St Bride’s Bay in Pembrokeshire. The beach is popular for surfers with surfing and kite-surfing tuition and board hire available from the shop. At the southern end of the beach there is a walk ...read more

Cwmtydu Beach

Cwmtydu beach is situated between Llangrannog and New Quay on the Ceredigion Coast Path and there are stunning views from the footpath on both sides of the beach over the Cardigan Bay coastline. Seals and dolphins can be spotted and in late summer Atlantic Grey seal pups can sometimes be seen on ...read more

Whitesands Beach

Whitesands beach is in St David’s bay, overlooked by Carn Llidi and set between Point St John to the south and St David’s Head to the north. It is very popular with surfers, canoeists and body boarders, especially at the northern end of the beach. The quieter south end of the beach is ...read more

Saundersfoot Beach

Saundersfoot is a large south-east facing golden sandy beach. The village has plenty of facilities and the shallow waters make the beach popular with families. The harbour offers the opportunity to take fishing and sightseeing trips along the Pembrokeshire coastline and there is easy access to ...read more