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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

 
Marloes Sands

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

 
Llanbedrog

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

National Trust

 
Barafundle Bay Beach

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

 
Freshwater West Beach

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

National Trust

 
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. Dark Skies Discovery Site

Keep Wales TidyNational Trust

 
Broadhaven South

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

 
Mwnt Beach

Mwnt beach is about 4.5 miles north of Cardigan.

In or near Cardigan

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

 

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

 

This is a dune backed, sandy beach is plenty big enough for all your beach activities and popular for water sports.

In or near Newport (Pembs)

Keep Wales Tidy

 
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

 
Llanfairfechan Beach

Llanfairfechan has a long sand and pebble beach and is popular for swimming as well as a range of water sports.

Blue Flag Wales

 
Coppet Hall Beach

Coppet Hall is a wide sandy beach with lots of sand even at high tide and ideal for games at low tide when even more is revealed. A busy beach throughout the summer and with a large car park.

Blue Flag Wales

 
Cwm yr Eglwys Beach

A small beach with access to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path which runs round Dinas Head peninsula to Pwllgwaelod, a cove on the western side.

In or near Newport (Pembs)

Keep Wales Tidy

 
Llangrannog Beach

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

 
Point of Ayr Beach

Point of Ayr consists of sand dunes overlooking a large expanse of sand at the mouth of the Dee Estuary extending west past Talacre to Prestatyn's Barkby beach.

 

With rugged cliff scenery, Marcross beach near Llantwit Major has a rocky shore with spectacular rock formations and some sand.

In or near Llantwit Major