Great Welsh Coastal Destinations
Wales is a fantastic holiday destination! With everything from picturesque towns and villages to large cities and rolling hills it really does have something for everyone. A personal favourite of mine is the beautiful Welsh coastline and there are lots of Welsh holiday cottages that make easy access to the seaside and everything it has to offer. Here are my pick of the best coastal spots in Wales.
The seaside town of Llandudno has been attracting flocks of visitors since Victorian times. The traditional charm of the promenade is a lovely place for a casual seaside stroll. Dotted along the promenade are street performers and the British classic, the Punch and Judy show. Get yourself some fish and chips or an ice cream and sit and watch the world go by. Parts of the beach are sandy but other parts are pebble, a great place to play seeing how far you can toss the stones into the sea. At the end of the promenade, the pier stretches far out into the sea and is home to some lovely stalls selling seaside goods and souvenirs as well as amusement arcades and children’s rides.
Towering over Llandudno is the Great Orme, a limestone headland has a cabin lift and a tram system to take visitors to the summit from which, on a clear day, views of as far away as the Lake District and the Isle of Man can be seen in the distance. For the more adventurous, there are two artificial ski slopes and a toboggan run to keep you busy.
Anglesey is a beautiful island connected to mainland Wales by two bridges, the Menai Bridge and the Britannia Bridge. It is a beautiful island with 125 miles of dramatic coastline with striking bays and rocky cliffs dropping down to perfect award winning sandy beaches. Parts of the island have been declared as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, especially the eastern coast between Amlwch and Beaumaris towns. For keen walkers there is the costal path that follows the perimeter of the island. There are lots of charming towns spread across Anglesey that are well worth the visit if you fancy venturing inland. Whilst you are there, Anglesey Sea Zoo is the perfect place to learn more about the marine life that surrounds the island. Whether you fancy walking along the beach, sun bathing, bird watching or simply a little bit of peace and quiet, Anglesey has something for you.
Tenby’s have been attracting visitors for many years. Its 2.5 miles of beautiful sandy beaches combined with the town’s Victorian architecture make it a picture perfect holiday destination. At low tide, St Catherine’s Island, locally known as St Catherine’s Rock is accessible from the beach and it is possible to take a boat from Tenby’s harbour to Caldey Island, home to monks since Celtic times.
Visit www.sykescottages.co.uk for holiday accommodation for this summer