UK Holidays, Short Breaks & Weekends in Wales

2018 is our Year of the Sea.

We’re celebrating Wales’ outstanding coastline and inviting you to discover epic experiences all around our shores. Start with our 870-mile Wales Coast Path which passes all manner of seascapes – thrilling,  perfect zen, and everything in between. You’ll pass hundreds of beaches, harbours, inlets and islands – while watching porpoises play and bottlenose dolphins dance in the distance.

Make this year the time to try a new coastal activity – like  kayaking, paddleboarding or coasteering. Or follow the rivers upstream and explore the inland shores of our lakes and reservoirs.

With a unique culture, warm Welsh welcome and the finest food and drink, Wales offers some of the UK’s most exciting coastal experiences of 2018.
Welcome to our Epic Shores.

Take a look at our first Epic Shores film featuring Carmarthenshire-born Kirsty Jones. Find out why the twice pro Kitesurf World Wave Champion and three-times British Champion prefers Wales to Hawaii when it comes to kitesurfing.



Cardiff Bay landscape taken from above

Volvo Ocean Race

In 2018 Wales welcomes the Volvo Ocean Race to Cardiff and it’s the first time this epic challenge will come to the UK in over a decade

Your next steps...

Group jumping off cliff into the sea

Coastal family fun

Wales’ coast is packed with exciting activities the whole family will love!
Lake Vyrnwy

Wonderful Welsh waterways

Rivers to paddle along, canals to picnic by and lakes with hidden depths
Conwy castle

Wales' coastal heritage

Ancient castles, historic homes, pirates trails and steam trains. The Welsh coast has it all!
Luke Evans, star of the Visit Wales Year of the Sea promo film, at the controls of the plane

Year of the Sea 2018 film

Our new film take you on an awe-inspiring journey that shows off the whole of the Welsh coastline
Viewing the shot at Llyn Gwynant

Behind the scenes

Here’s the story from behind the camera
interior of restaurant

Coastal eateries

Where to eat – and what to eat - on Wales’ delicious coastline
Balloon ride above Wales

Wales from above

Here are a few ways you can get your feet off the ground and see Wales from the skies.
Portmeirion hotel lit up at night

Unique sleeps in Wales

Magnificent sea, waterside and river stays to be had in Wales
Beach with lighthouse in the distance.

Year of the Sea

Welcome to our epic shores
Green Man sculpture

What's on

Check out our world-renowned events from arts to sports to food & drink.

Welsh Food Festival

Wales for your Clients

Everything to help organise your client’s visit.