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Whitesands bay

This wide expanse of fine white sand curves north towards the remote rocky headland of St David's Head. This is one of the best surfing beaches in the country and therefore very popular.

Blue Flag Wales

 
Tenby Castle Beach

The ancient ruins of Tenby Castle lie above this picturesque sandy cove situated between Castle Hill and the East Cliff with steep (and tidal) access.

Blue Flag Wales

 
Colwyn Bay

A long beach of sand and shingle with a promenade seafront walk at this popular Victorian seaside resort.

Blue Flag Wales

 
Penbryn Beach

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.

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Pensarn Beach

A long, quiet, predominantly shingle beach.

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Tresaith Beach

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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Trearddur Bay

One of Anglesey's premier beaches, Trearddur Bay is a picturesque sandy cove, sheltered by rocks on either side and backed by a promenade.

Blue Flag Wales

 
Penmaenmawr Beach

Situated northeast of Bangor, the beach is sandy at low tide, with stones and pebbles forming the upper bay area.

Blue Flag Wales

 
Porthcawl - Trecco Bay Beach

Trecco Bay beach at Porthcawl is a large sandy beach with excellent water quality. Although only a five minute walk away from Trecco Bay Holiday Park, it is relatively quiet.

Blue Flag Wales

 
Ogmore Beach

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.

 
Borth Beach

Borth's sandy beach is the longest in Ceredigion. With three miles of gently shelving golden sand this Blue Flag Beach is especially popular with families with younger children and sailboard enthusiasts.

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Cemlyn

A long pebbly beach with a beautiful nature reserve.

In or near Cemaes Bay

 
Pwll Du Bay

Pwlldu Bay is a small beach on the south Gower Peninsula coast in south Wales. It is one of the more remote beachs and is not easily accessible by car but there are three narrow footpaths leading down to the beach.

 
New Quay

New Quay’s Harbour Beach has stunning golden sands to rival any and has become a favourite for fishing and water sports enthusiasts. New Quay’s other beaches are Dolau & Traeth Gwyn.

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Bracelet Bay

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

Green Coast Award

 
Mewslade Bay

Mewslade Bay beach is a snug spot at the bottom of a small valley; enjoy sloping sea cliffs, unspoilt scenery and breath-taking views.

 
Aberdyfi | Aberdovey

Aberdyfi Beach in Southern Snowdonia is a popular beach of perfect sand and the occasional sand dune extends for miles, from Aberdyfi all the way to Tywyn.

In or near Aberdovey

 
Porth Eilian

A small sandy beach with rocky outcrops at either side situated at the north-eastern tip of Anglesey near Amlwch.