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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

 

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

 

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

Keep Wales TidyNational 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

 

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

National Trust

 

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

National 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.

Keep Wales TidyGreen Coast AwardNational 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

 

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

National Trust

 

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

 

Lydstep is a charming sand and shingle beach which enjoys an idyllic setting with dramatic views overlooking Caldey Island and backed by wooded cliffs.

Blue Flag Wales

 

Criccieth Traeth y Marine is a sandy beach with pebbles that stretches away towards Pwllheli.

 

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

 

Situated below the Great Orme limestone headland, Llandudno West beach looks over Conwy Sands.

Blue Flag Wales

 

West Angle Bay is located on the western end of the Castlemartin peninsula about a mile west of Angle village.

Green Coast Award

 

A small delightful pebble beach on the northwest coast of Anglesey.

Blue Flag Wales

 

Originally a hidden village above the old port, Llangrannog is now a popular beach and together with Cilborth immediately to the north, provides a favourite destination for families on days out, beach holidays and with surfers.

Blue Flag WalesKeep Wales TidyGreen Coast Award