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This small, picturesque National Trust beach, backed by steep grassy cliffs, is on the Lleyn peninsula, north of Aberdaron. It’s known as ‘Whistling Sands’ based on the sound when you walk over the gleaming sand.

National Trust

 

Barmouth is southern Snowdonia’s most popular seaside resort. In summer, its big sandy beach is a magnet for visitors, yet there’s so much space along miles of unbroken sands that it never gets overcrowded.

Blue Flag Wales

 

Mwnt is a haven for wildlife, one of the best places in Ceredigion to spot dolphins and always popular for days out on the beach.

In or near Cardigan

Keep Wales TidyGreen Coast AwardNational Trust

 

Broadhaven South is a beach located 1 mile south east of the village of Bosherston on the edge of the Stackpole Estate in South Pembrokeshire.

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An old fishing village near Morfa Nefyn perched on the end of a thin ribbon of land stretching into the Irish Sea.

National Trust

 

The beach is rated as one of the best beaches in Britain but involves a fairly long walk to reach it. There is excellent car parking that is free to National Trust Members.

Keep Wales TidyGreen Coast AwardNational Trust

 

Owned by the National Trust, Penbryn lies between Tresaith and Llangrannog, two other popular coves linked by the Wales Coast Path and a network of quiet wooded lanes. Dark Skies Discovery Site

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This is one of Pembrokeshire's most beautiful beaches, often described as the 'Jewel in the Crown'. The beach is backed by dunes and trees and is owned and managed by the National Trust. The beach is accessible only by the Coastal Path.

Keep Wales TidyGreen Coast AwardNational Trust

 

Discover an idyllic sandy beach in Llyn. Porth Ceiriad is a pot of Welsh gold, popular with walkers, surfers and geologists alike.

In or near Abersoch

National Trust

 

Wide, sandy and backed by an extensive system of dunes, Freshwater West beach is a surfer’s paradise.

National Trust

 

A sandy bay in the shadow of the steep Mynydd Tir-y-Cwmwd headland near Abersoch.

National Trust

 

Aberporth, a pretty coastal village, shelters two beautiful sandy beaches named Dolwen and Dyffryn. Low tide comes complete with little rock pools on the sandy beach where children gather for hours of entertainment.

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Quieter than the town's North Beach, Aberystwyth's long South Beach is sandwiched between the town's castle and the harbour breakwater.

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Cwmtydu is a very attractive and quiet beach that was once a harbour used as a traditional smugglers’ hideaway.

 

The North beach at Tenby is a long sandy beach set against a backdrop of cliffs on one side and Tenby town and the picturesque harbour on the other.

Blue Flag Wales

 

Llanddwyn Beach is a Blue Flag Beach backed by Newborough National Nature Reserve and forest on the south-western tip of Anglesey.

Blue Flag Wales

 

Porth Trwyn beach near Llanfaethlu is a quiet sandy bay backed by dunes.

 

A wide pebble beach with coastal walks nearby.

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