Wales Coast Path for Gower, Pembrokeshire, New Quay and North Wales Holidays walkers
Published: Saturday 18th May 2013
Written by: The Wales Cottage Holidays Team
Last year Wales became the first country in the world to offer visitors a formal trail right around the coast - that’s the Wales Coast Path, about 870 miles of glorious coastal walking! The Path runs from Queensferry in north-east Wales, along to Bangor and across to Anglesey, where it follows the coast all the way around and then back to the mainland and round the Lleyn Peninsula.
The route continues south towards picturesque Aberdyfi on the North Cambrian coast. It then follows the Dyfi estuary either side of Machynlleth and on to the university town of Aberystwyth and popular West Wales villages such as New Quay and Aberaeron. Heading south through Cardigan to stunning Pembrokeshire, it continues east along the Carmarthenshire coast and on to Swansea and Gower.
The well-known Lonely Planet guide names coastal Wales a ‘best region on Earth’ to visit and says “What a wonderful thing: to walk the entire length of a country’s coastline”. But as well as this novel achievement, the Wales coastline comes out top because of its wildlife, watersports and fantastic historic sites.