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Find those gems, hidden along the northern and southern coast of Wales.
Castle ruins thrust up above the Welsh country side, green rolling fields and mountains as far as the eye can see, river estuaries feed into bays with long beautiful beaches. This wealth of history, natural habitat, wild life and gourmet provides for more to see and do in Wales than you could possibly imagine. Here are just some of the best reasons to visit the the shores of the Welsh coast line.
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Located on the southern shores, across the Bristol Channel from Devon, Llangennith is possibly the most popular surf spot in Wales with breaks all the way along it’s three-mile length. Never crowded and with good camping options, the long sandy beach is a long time favourite of dog walkers. The whole area has an interesting smuggling history and the ruined medieval village of Coety Green can be found close to the towns old church.
Farther west you’ll find sites overlooking the mouth of the Pembrokeshire Coast, with great views of the Milford Haven estuary, The location of campsites means that there are good cliff walks and a huge number of local beaches nearby or south of the estuary. Learn more of Milford Haven's rich history in the areas many historical sites and museums. If you are looking for cafes, restaurants and a little retail therapy, Milford waterfront is well worth visiting.
Newport in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park lies just 20 miles north of Milford Haven. Located on the River Usk the city Newport has many indoor or outdoor activities for visitors to choose from. Take in the bird life at the Newport wetlands or walk and cycle along the the Severn Estuary. Tredegar house offers something for everyone and is a perfect family day out. For lovely views of the surrounding area Belle Vue and Beechwood Park don't disappoint. Histortical sites, art and cultural sites, entertainment venues and restaurants are found through out Newport. The popular Newport Centre on the water front presents a mix of comedy, opera, dance, music, drama and sporting activities.
Following the coastline north from Newport we head to Barmouth, North Wales. A long sandy beach stretches along the coast to the small airport near Llanbedr, where you’ll find a magical peninsula of sand dunes, grass and breathtaking views, cliff top pitches, sheltered fields and private pockets of space among the dunes. The Snowdonia National Park and the Coed y Brenin forest park is also close by for mountain bike trails, hiking and family walks.
Out across the bay towards Aberdaron is Hell's Mouth. An impressive four-mile long beach with good swell for those looking for surf or solitude. A few miles up the road from Hell's Mouth is the little town of Abersoch, everything you could want for a family get away, clean and tidy, plenty of space, great for fishing, swimming, surfing, kayaking and sailing. The beach with cafe’s at each end is just a few minutes walk from the Abersoch high street. The surrounding area is good for camping and has plenty of walking and cycling routes to choose from.
Full of green rolling fields, mountains and estuaries Wales has many well hidden campsites with perfect views of the Atlantic and Irish sea. Some suitable for caravans and motorhomes and others not. Sea view camping Wales has listed all these campsites together with relative travel information in one easy to use guide.