Walk the Wales Coast Path

Did you know that we own and care for more than one-fifth of the Welsh coastline? Think of a great Welsh coastal walk - on Gower, Stackpole, St David's Head or Llyn - and the chances are we look after it.

We've put together a selection of walks that take in the rugged cliffs and long, sandy beaches of the Wales Coast Path. Ranging from two to six miles, each walk comes with a downloadable map and plenty of sights to look out for along the way.

Porthdinllaen, Llyn Peninsula, Wales
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Porthdinllaen, Llyn Peninsula 

Explore this gem of a walk on the Llyn Peninsula. It will reward you with stunning views in all directions as you follow it along a splinter of land that's an outstanding wildlife haven.

Sun sets over the shingle sweep of Cemlyn Bay, Anglesey
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Cemlyn, Anglesey 

On this two-mile (3.2km) walk you step out of the car park onto a fantastic shingle ridge. Watch a host of water birds on the lagoon and walk back along the lane. You'll also pass the home of the first person to fly from Wales to Ireland, Captain Vivian Hewitt, who also created the lagoon.

Walking boots resting on a rock
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Llanrhwydrus, Anglesey 

A truly atmospheric three-mile (4.8km) circular walk taking in Cemlyn and Llanrhwydrus. If you time it right you'll see the sun setting into the Irish Sea. There's ancient pre-history here, plus memories of more recent human achievement and memorials of loss.

Long view from the western edge of Dinas Island
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Dinas Island, Pembrokeshire 

You'll need your head for heights on this spectacular walk, as the sea cliffs drop away to Cardigan Bay hundreds of feet below. On a clear day you can see all the way to Snowdonia and Llyn. It's not a long walk but the terrain will test your fitness.

Sunset from the Blue Lagoon
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Porthgain to Aberiddi, Pembrokeshire 

Enjoy some of Pembrokeshire’s finest coastal scenery while exploring its industrial past. This four-mile (6.4km) walk takes you to the tiny fishing port of Porthgain, which used to export road stone all over the UK. It also takes in Abereiddi’s famous Blue Lagoon, which was once an old slate quarry.

Ancient field patterns and Carn Llidi
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St David's Head, Pembrokeshire 

Starting at Whitesands Beach, this four-mile (6km) walk takes in abundant signs of early man as well as glorious heathland. Enjoy views of Ramsey Island. On a clear day you can see Snowdonia from the top of Carn Llidi. Visit Coetan Arthur, the Stone Age chambered grave.

Treginnis Peninsula and Ramsay Island
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Treginnis, Pembrokeshire 

This six-mile (9km) walk takes you over Wales’ oldest rocks, of the pre-Cambrian era, which dominate the peninsula. They're volcanic in origin, covered in places by layers of younger, sedimentary Cambrian rocks. Watch for porpoises in Ramsey Sound.

The Deer Park, Marloes
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Marloes Peninsula, Pembrokeshire 

A five-mile (8km) circular walk around the Marloes Peninsula, with its sandstone rocks on the south side and volcanic rocks on the north side. It offers great views of Pembrokeshire’s islands and a sea teeming with wildlife.

Common blue butterfly, Stackpole
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Stackpole, Pembrokeshire 

This six-mile (9km) walk on the former Cawdor Estate takes in some of the finest wildlife habitats in Pembrokeshire: limestone cliffs with breeding seabirds, beaches, dunes and freshwater lakes.

View of Rhossili bay from cliffs
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Rhossili, South Gower 

This four-mile (6.4km) walk along the South Gower coast lets you discover limestone-loving plants and visit the cliff known as Graves End that holds a gruesome tale of shipwrecks.