10 beautiful coastal spots in Wales: in pictures
To celebrate St. David's Day, here are ten stunning photographs of Wales' dramatic coastline.
Many of Britain's most beautiful beaches are showcased along the stunning Welsh shoreline, and we've got the pictures to prove it!
Making St. David proud this feast day, March 1st, here are ten of the most breathtaking coastal spots in charming Cymru:
Just off the coast of Pembrokeshire in southwestern Wales, Skomer Island sits pretty, with prehistoric houses, supernatural stone circles and the largest Atlantic puffin colony in Britain.
2. Bala Lake
Whilst not technically on the coast, the shores of this lake are still stunning. The small town of Bala, after which the lake is named, makes a great pit-stop for a cup of tea after a day roaming around the Welsh countryside.
3. Porth Cwyfan
This tiny tidal island off the west coast of the Isle of Anglesey is a favourite with landscape photographers. Perched on this picturesque patch is St. Cwyfan’s church, dating back to the thirteenth century.
4. Dyfi Estuary
Forming the frontier between the counties of Gwynedd and Ceredigion, the Dyfi (or Dovey) Estuary leads to the Dyfi River and out to the Irish Sea.
On the coast of Pembrokeshire in west Wales, Penbwchdy is a small place with big views, like these dramatic headlands.
It took Sir Clough Williams-Ellis 50 years to design and build this Italian Riviera style town on the shore of north Wales, before it hit the small screen as the filming location for 1960s TV show The Prisoner.
7. Point Lynas
Situated on the rocks of the north coast of Anglesey, Point Lynas Lighthouse is still fully operational and a great place to spot porpoises and dolphins swimming offshore.
8. Mumbles Lighthouse
Another lighthouse on the list, this one was built in 1794 and is located near Swansea on the rocky outcrop at Mumbles Head.
9. Llansteffan Castle
Officially ‘the church of Stephen’ this twelfth century castle sits on the craggy cliffs above the Tywi Estuary.
10. Traeth Mawr
Welsh for ‘big sands’, Traeth Mawr is an area of land that was reclaimed from the sea more than one hundred years ago. Today, it’s a great spot for nature and wildlife enthusiasts.
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