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Best seaside spots

Destination(s): Cardiff

While in Wales, hire a car and take the opportunity to visit some of Great Britain's best beaches.

Porthcawl's beaches, and Swansea Bay are within easy driving distance of Cardiff, and it’s well worth heading on to the beautiful Gower Peninsula while in Swansea. Llangennith, Oxwich, and Three Cliffs (pictured) are just three of the many beautiful Gower beaches that are perfect for a day by the sea.

Head further west and you’ll find the delightful Cardigan Bay, and even further afield in North Wales you will find Colwyn Bay, with its host of traditional seaside attractions. read more about Best seaside spots

Flat Holm Island

Flat Holm Island

  • Bristol Channel
  • Off Cardiff Bay
  • tel:+44 870 121 1258(Tourist Information)
  • Visit website
  • Cardiff

Flat Holm Island is the most southerly point of Wales, and is 8km from Cardiff. Over the years Flat Holm has been a retreat for monks, a sanctuary for cholera victims, silver miners and smugglers, and home to gun emplacements. Today Flat Holm is a nature reserve managed by the Flat Holm Project Team, and day trips to the island are available from Cardiff between March and October. The island is home to large breeding colonies of Lesser and Greater Black-Backed Gulls, as well as Herring Gulls, and also boasts rare plants such as Rock Sea-Lavender and Wild Leeks, and Slow Worms with unusual markings. read more about Flat Holm Island

Colwyn Bay

Colwyn Bay

Colwyn Bay is a pretty seaside town in North Wales. It is the perfect place to stroll along the promenade, see beautiful coastline, tuck into fish and chips, and a great base for exploring the rest of North Wales. Attractions in the area include the Welsh Mountain Zoo, Llandudno, the walled town of Colwyn with its Conwy castle and Victoria Pier, Rhos-on-Sea's St Trillo chapel and Victoria Pier, as well as the stunning countryside. read more about Colwyn Bay

Porthcawl Beaches

Porthcawl Beaches

  • Porthcawl Tourist Information
  • Old Police Station, John Street
  • tel:+44 1656 78 6639
  • Porthcawl