Well hello fellow readers, as you know this is pretty late for us to publish our daily blog, but as the saying goes ‘Better late than never’ – now the reason why we are so late was because I have been trekking up and down Wales to find some well and truely amazing beaches, as per all my blogs we don’t just say what we found online oh no, we actually go out and get what we like to call Hard Research (meaning researching, review ourselves) yep no middle man, just the Puffy admin team.
So why not pack a lunchbox and enjoy a picnic on the beach, everyone knows with the wind you will get sand everywhere, including us today on our research travels the car is full of sand, my socks and shoes, but one thing is clear everyone loves the seaside 😊.
Lets jump right in then, so in no particular order we will tell you some of the best beaches to visit that Wales has to offer, now we do have a few but we are talking actually sandy beaches, where the kids can play and build sand castles and you can lounge in the sun all day topped to the brim with sun cream and shades on, like your laying on Spanish ground!
Here is our Top 10 –
1) Whitmore Bay, Barry Island (what’s occurring!):
The home to Gavin & Stacey, this lovely seaside town has a lot to do here, including: Shopping in Barry Town Centre, laser quest, the fun fair, the arcade machines (2ps at the ready!) and of course a lovely sandy beach with stunning views out the Flat Holm island. This really is a lovely day out, why not get some lovely freshly made chips and sit on the sand and watch the day go by. Very convenient to access via Car, train and bus.
2) Barafundle Bay, Pembrokeshire (Now look at that view!):
This beach has a truly breathtaking view, the golden sand and the blue (yes actual BLUE) looks beautiful, If you want an uninterputed view then this is definitely for you! Please be in mind this beach has no facilities so please remember to pack everything with you to get the most out of your visit. Did you know this beach has been voted as one of the best in the world and it’s no wonder why.
3) Three Cliffs Bay, Gower, Swansea (Wow that’s high!):
With its infamous (hence the name) three cliffs cut by the sea from 300 million-year-old limestone, it comes complete with powder sand beaches, a medieval castle, salt marshes and a sparkling river, lush!
4) Broad Haven, South Pembrokeshire (popular since 1800’s, Gosh!):
This popular, west facing beach is a good tourist spot and popular with the locals all year around, there’s a few campsites and a traditional pub in the village nearby in Bosherton, there is also a small cafe which serve ice creams during the summer months.
4) Tenby South Beach, Tenby (Oh I do like to be beside the seaside..):
Almost every (if not all) Welsh people have been and visited the lovely, historic town of Tenby from its blue flagship beach, and the quirky cobbled streets, to the variety of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants – this really is a good day out when the sun shines. This beach is HUGE plenty of acres for the kids to play that’s for sure!
5) Marloes Sands, Pembrokeshire (Now that’s what I call a sunset!):
This National Trust Beach has lots todo aswell as the stunning views, see the natural rock formations, take a dip, go on a walking trail or just indulge yourself and sunbathe in the sun.
6) Langland Bay, Gower, Swansea (Yes another one in Swansea!):
This beautiful, popular family spot is great for all the family, with the array of beach huts, shops and cafes it’s a firm favourite for parents everywhere. This is also a good surfing spot (if your into that of course!)
7) Skrinkle Haven, Pembrokeshire (Get ready for loads of steps!):
If your in good enough shape to brave the steps slipping down the beach it’s well worth the wait! This beach is located just east of Manobier.
8) Rest Bay, Porthcawl (Surfers Galor!):
This oh so popular Glamorgan Surfers spot, has a few facilities and sand patches, but as you can see from the picture there are a lot of grassy areas (perfect for sand free picnicking), there is a cafe and resteraunt on site and public toilets.
9) Penbryn Sands, Ceredigion (A mile of golden stands!):
This beautifully secluded sandy cove lies down leafy lanes, lined with flower-covered banks, there’s a cafe and a shop and a lovely wooded valley here too so you really can get your exploring boots on here!
10) Aberdovey, Gwynedd (Spalshing colour over the houses!):
The place where the Mountains meets the sea, this bustling seaside town has lots of things to entertain you when you visit such as; Facilities here include ice-cream shops, take-aways, pubs, hotels, toilets, drinking water and a Tourist Information Centre.
So that concludes our Top 10 we hope you enjoyed this almost as much as we did going out and exploring! Get your bucket and spade at the ready, Wales beaches are calling you.
Thanks for reading.