Wales Coast Path
Wales is the first country in the world to offer a formal trail all the way around its coastline. That's 870 miles of Wales Coast Path running continuously from Queensferry along the North Wales coast, around Anglesey and the Lleyn Peninsula, down Cardigan Bay to Pembrokeshire, then east to Gower, the Glamorgan Heritage Coast and on to Chepstow.
In North Wales, the Path passes the resorts of Prestatyn and Rhyl before reaching Colwyn Bay and Llandudno.
The route runs around the Isle of Anglesey, taking in beautiful Beaumaris and resorts such as Moelfre and Rhosneigr. Properties here include Blochdy with wonderful views across the Menai Strait to Snowdonia, and Willow Cottage, just a few hundred meters from the coast path
Back on the mainland, Ty Eiddew is a three-bedroomed farm cottage facing west and is in a great rural setting with a nearby shingle beach. Heading south-west along the Llyn Peninsula, Wales Cottage Holidays has a wealth of cottages close to the Coast Path like Morfa Trwyn Glas sleeping 5. Bwthyn Portheor and Bwthyn Carreg are spacious bungalows next door to each other and both sleeping 8 each. Back at the top pf the Lleyn we have 50 South Snowdon Wharf, right on the harbour in the bustling town of Porthmadog. The path then veers inland and passes through the 90 acre hill farm of The Old Stable.
Heading south along the North Cambrian Coast from Harlech to Aberdyfi, the Wales Coast Path is close to many Wales Cottage Holidays properties. Just a few ideas to choose from include Morawel sleeping 4 and with tremendous sea views, Middle Apartment overlooking the Barmouth harbour and Mawddach Estuary, and Bryn Hyfryd with stunning estuary views across to Cadair Idris. On the other side of the Mawddach, you may like 53 Belgrave Road sleeping 6 and within easy walking distance of the beach and village facilities.
The Wales Coast Path follows the Dyfi estuary to Machynlleth; one suggestion for a places to stay in the area close to the path is Ty Dulas sleeping 5 adjacent to the river Dulas within Snowdonia National Park.
Continuing south to Aberystwyth and beyond, we have Dinas, a 5* bungalow for 4, while larger groups will be happy with The Coup, a sea front property sleeping 7. The Coast Path passes through popular West Wales villages such as Aberaeron and New Quay. Nearby Wales Cottage Holidays properties include Llwynon Fach sleeping 6 and close to Cei Bach beach and Albion House sleeping 5 and located in the village of Llanrhystud.
South of Cardigan the Wales Coast Path ties in with the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, along which we have an outstanding selection of accommodation ranging from Curlew Cottage, a Georgian cottage at Manorbier to 5* waterside house Moorhen, or Y-Cwm Cottage right on the Coast Path!
As the Path heads east along Carmarthen Bay, take a look at Tan y Lan Fach, a single storey southfacing cottage for a couple near Carmarthen with gorgeous views down the Twyi estuary to Llansteffan Castle.
Gower was Briatin's first 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' and it's easy to see why! Continuing east along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, lovely accommodation can be found in Southerndown at 1 Little West Bungalows with sea views and 10 minute's walk to the sandy beach and also Glanhafren, half a mile away or so from Dunraven Bay.
The Wales Coast Path heads for Cardiff and Newport before reaching its final destination at Chepstow on the Severn estuary.
A quote from Lonely Planet Guide: "What a wonderful thing: to walk the entire length of a country's coastline".