Beaches to visit in Wales

There’s so much to enjoy in the pretty seaside towns and beaches of Wales. Our coastline isn’t just beautiful, it’s fun, with sand to cartwheel across, dunes to picnic in and waves to hop through. And it’s the best outdoor classroom ever – there are fossils to find, rockpools to explore and wildflowers to identify. 

There’s just nowhere better to relax with your loved ones on a sunny day.

A little girl filling her bucket with shells on the beach at Point of Ayr, Prestatyn
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Brilliant beach ideas

We’ve got award-winning beaches all along our coastline and lots of ideas for larking about on them.

Rockpools at Dunraven Beach, Glamorgan Heritage Coast
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Great barbecue beaches

Here are 10 barbecue beaches, but any combination of sand, sea and sausages does it for us.

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You’re never that far from the sea in Wales. There is one Blue Flag marina, 50 islands and masses of breezy walks to enjoy along our glorious 750-mile coastline. Best of all, we have more than 100 beaches, including 41 Blue Flag award-winners.

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People enjoying Castle Beach in Tenby
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Toddler friendly beaches

Children love beaches, so here are 10 that are both easy to enjoy, and easy to reach.

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