Sun, Sea and Sand...

Some of the world's most beautiful beaches can be found in Wales. Much of the Welsh coastline is owned by the National Trust, notably the dramatic Pembrokeshire Coastline in the South West of Wales, and the Gower Coast west of Swansea.

Beautiful beaches around Wales top resorts include Tenby, which offers a choice of glorious beaches plus off shore island boat trips offering the chance to spot dolphins and Whales. For extreme watersports and sublime endless sandy beaches the Pembrokeshire coastline tops the Welsh beach charts.

Anglesey, in the North has plenty of sublime beaches to choose from to suit all tastes. There are a great range of watersports and plenty of pretty beach areas to visit such as Holyhead, Beaumaris and Rhosneigr. You'll find stunning endless golden sandy beaches at Benllech, Llanddwyn Bay and Cemaes Bay on the North Coast.

Aberystwyth is a long standing tourist base. A selection of character Georgian buildings line the promenade backing onto panoramic North Beach. Take time to walk along the promenade and enjoy the summer sun.

Pembrokeshire, has received a whole host of seaside awards for it's beaches. Beach lovers will be right at home here, and fans of surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing, coasteering and scuba diving should head straight for the sea front! Pembrokeshire is also home to one of the three National Parks in Wales. The park covers an area of over 600KM squared and encompasses 7 special areas of conservation, a marine nature reserve, 6 national nature reserves and over 50 sites of special scientific interest! Its home to some stunning beaches such as Broad Haven, Tenby, Barafundle Bay and Newgale. Try your hand at sea fishing, surfing, beach horse riding or how about a spot of Coasteering?

The stunning beauty of the Gower Peninsula's many beaches are renowned. This area is dramatic because it is framed often by limestone cliffs. This means you can do a spot of windsurfing, surfing or kitesurfing whilst taking in the surrounding beauty. 

We have a whole host of cottages close to the beaches of Wales. Just click on our cottages near beaches section and choose one that takes your fancy!

Cefn Sidan

The eight miles of golden sands are edged by a belt of sand dunes. The beach forms part of the Pembrey Country Park.

Newborough Warren

Newborough Beach stretches from Abermenai Point on the Menai Strait in the south to Llanddwyn Island in the north.

Pembrey Sands

This seven mile sandy beach backed by sand-dunes and Pembrey Forest is perfect for kite-buggying or Kite-mountainboarding.

Cwm yr Eglwys beach

Cwm yr Eglwys beach is a beautiful sandy and pebble cove peacefully nestled between Newport and Fishguard.


Llangennith beach is well known for being a fantastic place to surf; whether you are an experienced and keen surfer or a complete beginner!

Rhossili Bay

Rhossili Bay is the most westerly bay on the Gower peninsula and is great for watersports. Popular with surfers, with the biggest waves at the north end at Llangennith

Tenby North

Tenby North is a golden stretch of sandy beach, dotted with occasional rock pools and the prominent Goskar Rock.

Aberdaron Beach

Aberdaron Beach is at the end of the Llyn Peninsula. It is a beautiful sandy beach, sheltered by headlands, which stretches for a mile.


The sandy beach is reached through the scenic woods of the fern-clad Hoffnant Valley. Coastal walks offer extensive views of the bay.

Marloes Sands

Close to the nature reserves of Skomer and Stockholm Marloes Beach is the perfect place for those who want to escape the crowds of the more popular beaches. Access the main beach via a breathtaking cliff path walk then enjoy beach activities such as swimming and surfing.

Swansea Bay

With many beaches, areas of outstanding natural beauty and plenty of watersports opportunities, Swansea Bay has it all.

Whitesand Bay

Whitesands Bay is an award-winning, Blue Flag beach in St Brides Bay and close to Britains smallest city St Davids. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path passes alongside the bay, giving great access to secluded bays and the rugged coastal scenery of St Davids Head.


Borth beach is an blue flag award-winning beach popular with sailboard enthusiasts and families.

Llangrannog Beach

A fantastic beach popular with families, surfers and those looking to escape the crowds of the more well known beaches. There are several traditional pubs overlooking the sea from which you can enjoy a meal or why not investigate the second beach around the corner at low tide!

Tresaith Beach

Tresaith is a blue flag beach set in a small sheltered sandy bay. Waterfalls cascade down the cliffs from the River Saith. There is a café, shop and pub which all overlook the beach.

Trearddur Bay Beach

One of Anglesey's premier beaches which prides its self on cleanliness. There are a vast amount of sand and sea activites available including canoeing, surfboarding, and water sking. It has also been awarded a blue flag.

Caerfai Bay

Caerfai Bay Beach is a sandy beach with excellent water quality nestleing in a small rocky cove between spectacular cliffs. The beach is just a mile south from St David's - Britains smallest city. The beach is popular for swimming, sea-canoeing and sea-angling.

Ceibwr Bay

Ceibwr Bay on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is home to an array of wildlife with frequent sightings including numerous sea birds, seals, dolphins, porpoises and basking sharks. Walking south east from here you can visit the natural wonder ‘Witches Cauldron’ a collapsed cave.

Aberffraw beach

Perhaps one of the most beautiful beaches in the whole of Wales Aberffraw boasts beautiful white sands and panoramic views of Snowdonia. Aberffraw beach has excellent water quality and is perfect for a spot of swimming.

Red Wharfe Bay

Red Wharfe bay is a sandy and cobbled beach located in the town of the same name. This massive expanse of sand attracts huge amounts of wildlife including oystercatchers, grey plover and dunlin. It is a beautiful area, with nice walks, a spectacular view across the sea.

Benllech Beach

This award winning beach is easily accessed via a slipway and has lots of amenities close by including ice cream parlours, a seaside shop, and food available right beside the beach. Perfect for a great family day out.

Rhosneiger Coastal Resort

Rhosneiger is a lovely seaside village on the southwest side of Anglesey. It boasts some gorgeous sandy beaches and is popular with surfers, dinghy sailors and swimmers.

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