Wales’ coastline & beaches guide

We’ve never been prouder of our coastline. Several of our beaches, like Rhossili, Barafundle and Tenby, are regularly voted Britain’s best. Surfers, swimmers and rockpoolers love spending weekends and holidays here, chilling out with family and friends. And walkers adore it too. When the Wales Coastal Path opened in 2012, Lonely Planet named our coast the top region to visit in the world.

Image of a full Blue Flag Tenby beach taken from above

Award-winning beaches in Wales

Our coastline is among the cleanest and safest in the world. And we’re not just saying that – we’ve got the Blue Flags to prove it.

Trwyn Du Lighthouse, Anglesey

Glorious coastal views

Walkers, photographers, explorers and fossil hunters will love our wonderful coastal scenery.

Langland Bay beach, near Mumbles, Swansea Bay

Easy-access beaches

Hassle-free days out for wheelchair users and families with pushchairs.

A look down onto South Stack from the cliff above, the white lighthouse perimeter wall standing out agains the green of the grass on the headland

My search for Wales‘ top lighthouse

Alf Alderson has scoured the whole of Wales looking for the perfect lighthouse. He’s even written a book about them. So what’s his verdict?

Aerial view of Barmouth and the Mawdach Estury

Seaside towns in North Wales

Visit friendly resorts like Llandudno, Abersoch and Barmouth to enjoy the great British seaside at its best.

Broad Haven South beach near Pembroke

10 beaches for the kids

Anyone who likes rockpooling, paddling and scoffing ice cream will love these safe, sandy beaches.

General view of Cemaes Head on northern section of Pembrokeshire Coast Path

4 walks in Pembrokeshire

Four fabulous strolls on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.