Many people discount Wales when it comes to thinking about beach holidays, for some reason the country sadly conjures up an appearance of dreary towns and rainy weather. Now whilst the latter of those appearances may be somewhat true, the word dreary should never be used for towns in Wales and less still for it’s seaside resorts. Seaside holidays these days are more likely to be beers in Ibiza than a cup of tea in Bangor but for an altogether new and exciting experience you should start to consider spending some time on the Welsh coast, and here are our favourite locations.
The northern seaside town of Llandudno has long been considered Wales’ most popular resort, with the Irish sea on both sides and a town dedicated to beach life and tourism, it’s easy to see why. In the 70’s and the 80’s Llandudno had its peak regarding tourism and struggled throughout the 90’s. Since this low point the town has adapted and now offers not only a classic British seaside holiday but also plenty of beach and water activities from sailing, surfing, sand boarding in the dunes or take a jet-ski out into the Irish Sea. For a weekend of adventure and some good old fashioned seaside fun in a classic resort then Llandudno is the place for you.
Tenby is set in the beautiful county of Pembrokeshire, a country that is surrounded by the sea on 3 sides. The town of Tenby sits on one of those sides and offers visitors a fantastic seaside experience on Wales’ most beautiful coastline. There is plenty to do here for families and couples alike, if you have children then there is 2 theme parks in close proximity to the sea and there is even a waterpark, a great place for the family to spend a day of fun of the weather isn’t to your liking. Barfundle beach is the finest beach in Tenby and if the weather is fine the I suggest you head there and for those looking for some culture then there are several coastal walks, castles and museums for you to visit. A visit to Tenby is perfect for a weekend away in a great seaside resort.
The town of Barmouth is a small and tranquil place in Gwynedd in north-western Wales, the town is exactly notorious for seaside holidays and that is where it’s charm lies. Largely untouched by the tourist industry, Barmouth is perfect for those looking to get away from it all and spend some time by the sea. You won’t find donkey rides or punch and judy shows on these beaches, they offer instead breezy walks along the coast and through the dunes, a quaint town with lots of charming shops and cafes for you to relax in and watch the World go by. Not too far from Barmouth is vast countryside and if you feel like taking a break from the coast then you can spend a day walking through some beautiful Welsh scenery. For this wishing to relax in peace then Barmouth is for you.