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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

 

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.

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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.

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

National 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

 

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

 

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

National 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

 

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

 

The small village of Tresaith, just to the east of Aberporth, overlooks this attractive sandy beach; popular for sailing and surfing; there are rock pools to explore and even a waterfall.

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Caerfai Bay near St David's has cliffs of purple sandstone and a sandy beach at low tide reached by steep steps.

Green Coast Award

 

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

 

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

 

Aberaeron South Beach is a rock and shingle beach just to the south of the town and harbour.

 

A long pebbly beach with a beautiful nature reserve.

 

The beach at Llanrhystud is a narrow shingle bank at high tide, but at low tide it becomes wide and sandy.

Keep Wales TidyGreen Coast Award