Mountains, waterfalls, tumbling streams, mystery and magic, Wales is really a top destination for UK holidays. And the beaches are wonderful! Beach holidays in Wales can be the most memorable visits of a lifetime. Kids will adore the freedom to run and play on the safest sands, and visitors of all ages will appreciate swimming in the warm(ish) water of the ocean, alongside a wide variety of boating and leisure activities, countryside explorations, and gourmet meals.
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Beach Holidays in Wales: Top Holiday Lettings
Top 5 Beaches In Wales For Year-Round Fun And Enjoyment
Explore the wild misty hills, castles, rivers, and fabulous beaches of North Wales during your holiday. In North Wales the locals speak their own language; and Sundays mean pubs are closed in some of the remote villages. The beaches are spectacular though! Take a look at three of our favourites here. Alternatively, our final two entries invite you to find your favourite beach in South Wales, where you can also explore the wild Brecon Beacons, and learn the reasons Cardiff and Swansea have become such popular visitor destinations.
Located in the lovely Llyn Peninsula, Abersoch is a top beach resort. Kids adore jumping and playing in the massive, grassy sand dunes, and the bay is safe for swimmers of any ability. Sailing enthusiasts appreciate exploring the coast at leisure when hiring a yacht or motorboat during your stay. Easy access to Caernarvon and Snowdonia makes this a magical holiday destination!
With its pretty harbour, views across the bay to Criccieth Castle, and nearby Black Rock Sands, Porthmadog beach holidays are hard to beat. Hire a boat or take a water bike out in the designated zones at the Black Rock beach. The plethora of adventure activities and local beauty spots make this a top destination for beach holidays in Wales.
This historic seaside destination offers loads of visitor attractions alongside two beautiful stretches of sandy beach. Play the slots on the Llandudno Pier or visit the Great Orme and the Little Orme nature reserve and appreciate all the reasons the Victorians and Edwardians loved holidaying in Llandudno!
4. The Mumbles
Located in Swansea Bay, this cosmopolitan Swansea neighbourhood has lots to offer any visitor, including spectacular sandy beaches, hidden coves, and plenty of local attractions.
5. Port Eynon
One of the most popular beach resorts in the Gower Peninsula, Port Eynon offers every visitor the warmest Welsh welcome and lots of exciting activities and water sports. The long, sandy Blue Flag beach is in a safe bay, and can be accessed by foot or by car from the historic village centre.