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This stretch of the 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.

In or near Llanelli

 

Take a walk around the ‘Welsh Taj Mahal’, a National Trust run estate in the Usk Valley.

Walk Route: Clytha

  • Duration: 2.25
  • Miles: 3

In or near Raglan

National Trust

 

Afan Forest Park lies just a few miles from Port Talbot within easy access of the M4. The forest park nestles on the slopes of the Afan Valley which is one of the narrowest and most beautiful valleys in Wales.

In or near Port Talbot

 

Fforest Fawr is the stunning backdrop to the famous Castell Coch, near the village of Tongwynlais

 

Cwmcarn Forest offers something for all the family. Spectacular 7 mile forest drive set amongst rolling hills and green forests with 7 car parks to stop at. The visitor centre provides a place to stock up on refreshments and gifts.

In or near Newport City

 

The South Wales Coast and Severn Estuary stretch is 176km/109-mile in length running from Kenfig Dunes near Port Talbot, South Wales to Chepstow

In or near Bridgend

 

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.

In or near Cardiff

 

A vast, Blue Flag beach situated at the edge of the hugely popular Trecco Bay Holiday Park. Trecco Bay Beach is favoured by families with its golden sands and excellent water quality for swimming and paddling.

Blue Flag Wales

 

Three Cliffs Bay beach offers a wilder experience - picture a spectacular shoreline of sand dunes, salt marsh and of course, the signature three limestone cliffs.

 

A wide pebble beach with coastal walks nearby.

Keep Wales Tidy

 

Rest Bay is a popular beach at Porthcawl with miles of fine quality golden sand and some rock pools backed by low cliffs.

Blue Flag Wales

 

Ogmore is one of the most popular beaches for visitors along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast due to its expansive golden sands and fertile rock pools.

 

Swansea Bay is Wales's Waterfront City beach, just minutes away from the heart of Swansea city centre.

 

Limeslade Bay is a small cove just to the west of Bracelet Bay in the south-east corner of the Gower Peninsula, near Swansea.

 

Dunraven Bay is very popular it is also often referred to as Southerndown beach taking its name from the nearby village. The walled gardens and Dunraven Castle ruins are well worth a visit and set just back from the beach.

Blue Flag Wales

 

With its expanse of golden sand, convenient access and selection of nearby camp sites Port Eynon is an ideal resort to take a young family.

Blue Flag Wales

 

A spectacular, pebbled, rocky bay with dramatic views of Mumbles lighthouse and Swansea Bay beyond. Popular with families.

Green Coast Award

 

Rhossili Bay is an iconic destination with dramatic, panoramic views and good walking opportunities. The beach is reached down (and up!) a steep cliff top path that may be unsuitable for some.