Wales Coast Path

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Wales is the first country in the world to have a formal trail the whole way around its coast. The Wales Coast Path (which is 870 miles long) joins up with Offa’s Dyke Path to provide a 1,030 mile trail around the Welsh border.

The Welsh coastline has many contrasts and offers something for everyone: from cliff top walks to estuary wanders, picturesque fishing villages to vibrant cities, industrial heritage to unconquered castles, desolate windswept beaches to bustling seasides. Whether you’re here for a single hour or an entire weekend, the Wales Coast Path has a lot to offer.

The 870 mile long Coast Path winds its way through towns and villages, across cliff tops and sandy beaches, sometimes darting inland before emerging once again at a sheltered cove or tiny hamlet that you would forever miss when travelling by car, bus or train.

Starting at Chepstow in the South East corner of Wales, you'll follow the path route along the waterfont of Cardiff Bay and the Vale of Glamorgan Heritage Coast towards west Wales.

Walking around the West Wales coast, you'll travel along the miles of golden sand via the Gower Peninsula, on through Britain’s only coastal National Park in Pembrokeshire towards the Cardigan Bay coast and the stunning coves and beaches of Mid Wales.

At the northern end of Cardigan Bay its on to the Llyn Peninsula and then on to the Isle of Angelsey. Return over the Menia Strait along the north Wales coast with its seaside towns to journey's end at the mouth of the River Dee.


The Wales Coast Path website contains downloadable regional guides:

1. North Wales Coast
2. Isle of Anglesey
3. Menai Llyn and Meirionnydd
4. Ceredigion
5. Pembrokeshire North
6. Pembrokeshire South
7. Carmarthenshire
8. Gower and Swansea Bay
9. South Wales Coast



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Wales Coast Path

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From South to North Wales via the coast, Wales

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Wales Coast Path - Aberystwyth, CeredigionWales Coast Path | Ceredigion, BorthThe Ceredigion Coast section of the Wales Coast Path providers the walker with glimpses of dolphins and porpoise, seals and a host of marine birds throughout the year around the majestic sweep of Cardigan Bay .

Pembrokeshire |  Whitesands BeachWales Coast Path | Pembrokeshire, TenbyPembrokeshire is home to the iconic and world class landscape of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

Cyclist and walkers on Coast Path at Blackpill at sunriseWales Coast Path | Gower & Swansea Bay, LlanelliThis stretch of the Wales Coast Path is an area of contrasts; from the stunning coastline of the Gower Peninsula, with its award winning golden beaches, to the busy seaside city of Swansea and spectacular views over Swansea Bay.

Wales Coat Path - South WalesWales Coast Path | South Wales Coast, BridgendThe South Wales Coast and Severn Estuary stretch is 176km/109-mile in length running from Chepstow to the Kenfig Dunes near Port Talbot.

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