Top 10 beaches to visit in Wales

Some of the best beaches in the world are waiting for you to discover them on the Welsh coast.

From secluded fishing-coves to great sweeps of golden sands, we have something for you.

Did you know that we care for 133 sections of the Welsh coast, including some absolutely stunning and unspoilt beaches where you can unwind and feel free?
Use our Top 10 guide to choose your destination.


    View towards Ty Coch Inn across Porthdinllaen Bay, Gwynedd

    This remote picture-postcard village is accessed by walking over a mile of sandy beach. Enjoy a drink or a meal at the Ty Coch Inn, the pub on the beach, and swim, sail or kayak in the sheltered gently- shelving waters of the bay.

    Barafundle Bay

    Barafundle Bay in June sunshine

    For the perfect day on the beach, why not visit this wonderful South Pembrokeshire beach? Frequently voted the best beach in the world, Barafundle is the perfect location to get away from it all

    Rhossili Beach

    View over Rhossili Bay, Gower, Swansea, Wales

    A spectacular highlight in an amazing area of outstanding natural beauty. Whether you want a long walk, to go surfing or just take in the beautiful views which have featured on Doctor Who and Torchwood, then this place has all this and more.


    The sandy Penbryn beach from high up on the dunes

    One of Ceredigion’s best-kept secrets, this beautifully secluded sandy cove lies down leafy lanes lined with flower-covered banks. When you fancy a break from swimming and sunbathing, why not visit the little café at Llanborth farm, just behind the beach.


    Whistling Sands of Porthor on the Llyn Peninsula, Wales

    Known all over the world for its famous ‘Whistling Sands’ this secluded gem of a beach is without doubt one of the most beautiful on the Llyn peninsula. If you need provisions for that perfect beach picnic, visit Mair Fish’s little beach café and shop, located in the old fishermen’s store on the edge of the sands.

    Traeth Llanbedrog

    The beach huts at Llanbedrog Beach, Llyn, North Wales

    The mile-long beach at Llanbedrog is the perfect location for a family day on the beach, being sheltered and gently shelving. Whilst you’re here, why not add an extra dimension for your beach holiday by renting a beach hut? To book a hut contact: 07814 435437

    Freshwater West

    National Trust Freshwater West Beach

    This beach is renowned as one of the finest surf beaches in Wales, made famous recently as a location for both Robin Hood and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

    Mwnt, Cardigan Bay

    The coast at Good Hope.

    Stretch your legs on a walk up to the 15th-century clifftop church or don your binoculars for a spot of porpoise-watching.

    Morfa Bychan, Ragwen Point

    Pebbles along the shore line at Morfa Bychan beach, Carmarthenshire

    This away-from-it-all pebble beach is only a short walk over the headland from the very popular Carmarthenshire beach resort at Pendine. Notice the curious concrete constructions at the back of the beach. Did you know that Winston Churchill may have visited these Second World War D-day practice structures?

Many of Wales's finest beaches are on land we own and take care of. Think of a great Welsh coastal location - Gower, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Llyn for example - and chances are we're taking care of it for you to enjoy.