Discover The Welsh Coastal Path

The Welsh coast is one of the UK’s most magnificent coastlines to explore, featuring a wide range of activities and adventures to be discovered by the whole family – there’s something to suit every member! In today’s fabulous article, we’ll be guiding you through the stunning Welsh coastline, providing you with two of the best experiences you must explore yourself!

 

North Wales Coast

Offering a plethora of seaside resorts, and piers filled with fun and sandy beaches – The North Wales coast has you covered. Along the stretches of sand you’ll find historic castles, picturesque towns and quaint villages!

A few of the fantastic things you’ll want to visit include:

  • Conwy Castle & Town
  • Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail
  • North Wales Resorts
  • The Dee Estuary

Why not add some extra adventure and explore the North Wales coast by cycling, running or even horse riding parts of it? Dedicated sections of the path have facilities that are suitable for horse riders and feature designated paths designed for cyclists.

 

Isle of Anglesey

Covering over 25 miles (42 kilometres) of natural habitat and a stunning coastline, the Isle of Anglesey offers one of the most iconic paths within the welsh coast path stretching from Valley to Four Mile Bridge. For a diverse range of seclusion, breathtaking scenery and a wealth of history, why not attempt a walk around the entire island?

Things you must explore before leaving this breathtaking island include:

  • Llanddwyn Island & Newborough Warren
  • Carmel Head
  • South Stack Lighthouse
  • Beaumaris Castle

The Isle of Anglesey is one location you will never forget so don’t forget to take some amazing photographs of the stunning sea, mountain and forest views along your walk.

 

Llŷn Peninsula

For an extra sense of adventure and to challenge your inner hiker, why not discover the magnificent and unique Llŷn Peninsula, which encompasses a range of picturesque coastal villages stretching from Pwllheli to Aberdaron. The hike offers over 31 miles (49 kilometres) of land offering you a complete work out whilst exploring!

Be sure to stop along the way at some of these amazing locations:

  • Caernarfon, Criccieth and Harlech Castles
  • Mawddach Estuary
  • Llŷn Peninsula

 

Snowdonia and Ceredigion coast

Explore the breathtaking Snowdonia national park whilst enjoying stunning landscapes, beautiful wildlife and scenic towns and beaches from Porthmadog to Cardigan. The Ceredigion coast offers a wide array of dramatic cliffs and a bountiful of wildlife. Why not stop along the coast for a break and participate in some dolphin spotting?

Some of the things you must experience and visit whilst exploring this route include:

  • Portmeirion
  • Aberystwyth Constitution Hill and the Aberystwyth Cliff Railway
  • Dolphin spotting
  • Ynys Lochtyn
  • Mwnt Church & Beach

 

Pembrokeshire

The stunning beauty of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park features over 186 miles of magnificent and diverse coastline all waiting to be explored! If you are looking for award-winning beaches, coastline walks to remember, and idyllic towns and villages with plenty of things to do for the kids, then Pembrokeshire is perfect for you.

Discover the world-class and iconic landscape of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park to the fullest by exploring:

  • St David’s Head
  • Offshore islands
  • Rockpooling
  • St Govan’s Chapel

 

Carmarthen Bay and Gower

For a chance to experience a stunning stretch of coastlines whilst exploring picturesque towns dotted along the way, why not visit the Carmarthen Bay and Gower coastline? Discover the beauty of the coast by walking from the promenade of Swansea into mesmerising sand dunes and historic castles along a 26-mile (41-kilometre) trek.

Some of the fabulous things you must see along the Carmarthen Bay and Gower coast comprise of:

  • National Wetlands Centre
  • Dylan Thomas Boathouse
  • Laugharne, Llansteffan & Kidwelly Castles
  • Millennium Coastal Park
  • Aberavon Beach
  • Worm’s Head
  • Whiteford Point Lighthouse
  • Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Whilst experiencing the spectacular settings and ruins along Carmarthen Bay and Gower, you won’t be shy of options to explore for a fulfilling and scenic, walk, hike or run!

 

South Wales Coast and Severn Estuary

Last but not least, why not take an adventure and pass the three largest cities within Wales, enjoying spectacular scenery and views of the Severn estuary and Glamorgan’s heritage coast? One of the most beautifully-preserved fortresses known in Wales is called  Chepstow – a lively town and community located in Monmouthshire, Wales.

For those looking for more adventure, why not participate in some white water rapids at the Cardiff International White Water Centre? Here at the South Wales Coast and Severn Estuary you won’t be shy of options and activities inclusive of:

  • Glamorgan Heritage Coast
  • Newport Wetlands and Severn Estuary
  • Chepstow Castle
  • Cardiff Bay

So there we have it, a range of activities and adventures waiting to be explored along the beautiful and scenic Welsh coastline. If you find yourself participating in any of these amazing adventures, be sure to keep us updated and tag us on Instagram with the hashtag “#WeStayGroup” for a chance to enter some of our amazing giveaways to compliment your venture!

We Stay offers a wide range of both short-term and long-term stays across the UK and we have a fantastic variety of properties available which you can book directly here and get started on your UK staycation!

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