Things to do and see when on holiday in 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

Cilborth Beach

Cilborth beach is a small sandy beach sitting under steep cliffs to the north of Llangrannog. The beach is sheltered and a distinctive large rock on the shore’s edge, Carreg Bica (Giant’s Tooth) marks the entrance to Llangrannog main beach to the South. There are a few smaller sandy coves ...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

Aberystwyth North Beach

Aberystwyth's North Beach and seafront is a focal point of the town and a favourite attraction for visitors and locals alike. The mile-long promenade is popular with walkers, joggers, skaters, roller-bladers, bikers - and those who just want to relax by the seaside. Close to the town, the ...read more

Aberystwyth South Beach

Quieter than the town’s North Beach, Aberystwyth’s long South Beach can be found between the town’s castle and the harbour breakwater. The southernmost part of the sheltered sand and shingle beach is a great favourite for experienced surfers and body boarding. It is a good place to spot ...read more

Clarach Beach

Clarach Bay is a small sand and shingle beach about one mile north of Aberystwyth and looks out across Cardigan Bay. The beach is flanked by cliffs and the river, Afon Clarach flows into the sea on the north side. The valley behind the beach is populated by hundreds of caravans and holiday ...read more

Borth Beach

Borth has a three-mile stretch of sandy beach, backed for the most part by a pebble storm beach. There are rock pools at the south end of the beach where there is also a Lifeboat station and a small slipway. The beach then extends for approximately 3 miles northwards. The first two miles or so are ...read more

Penally Beach

Penally is a sand and shingle beach backed by dunes and protected from the wind by Giltar Point headland. It is an extension of Tenby South beach rather than a separate bay with a quieter feel and popular with dog walkers all year round. At low tide, it is possible to walk all the way to Tenby ...read more

Llanrhystud

Llanrhystud is a half-mile long sandy beach at low tide, backed by a storm bank of shingle. Heading south the shore becomes rockier, backed by low cliffs where you will find the remains of five historic lime kilns next to the path. To the north is the Afon (river) Wyre, and the shore beyond here is ...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

Lydstep Haven

Lydstep is a small village in south Pembrokeshire between Tenby and Manorbier. The beach is sand and shingle with wooded cliffs at each end, caves and dramatic views towards Caldey Island. Lydstep Beach Village Holiday Park has paid facilities including amusement arcades and an indoor swimming ...read more

Cefn Sidan Beach

Cefn Sidan has been described as one of Europe’s best beaches and its eight mile stretch of golden sand is one of the treasures of Pembrey Country Park. The flat sands and excellent access make it a safe and friendly beach for disabled visitors and young children. The beach faces southwest ...read more

Manorbier Beach

Manorbier beach in South Pembrokeshire is a popular surfing beach overlooked by the 12th Century Castle. The shoreline is surrounded by cliffs and dunes and the beach is mostly sand and pebbles with plenty of fine sand and rock-pools at low tide. A stream runs down the northern end of the ...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
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