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Wales is lucky to be home to some of the finest coastline anywhere in the British Isles so it’s with little wonder that there are a number of fantastic coastal walks to be had. If you are heading for a short break in Wales why not try out a few of these beautiful walks.

Barafundle Bay

Stackpole Quay, Wales

6.5 miles (3 hours)

Up and down walking to begin with but eventually levels as you reach the ornamental lake.

This walk takes in wild cliff tops, beautiful seabirds and a serene lake. The walk will take you to the harbour at Stackpole Quay as well as the sandy sweep of Barafundle Bay and offers some beautiful views along the way of coves, headlands and wildlife.

Porthclais

Porthclais, Wales

5.5 miles (3.5 hours)

Gentle walking along cliff top paths and quite country lanes.

This walks is found along the western rim of Wales and goes from open countryside to a cliff top path. The likes of St David’s cathedral, St Non’s Bay, Holy wells and the ruins of St Non’s Chapel can all be seen during this walk.

Cardigan Island

Poppit Sands, Wales

5.5 miles (3 ½ hours)

A fairly challenging walk.

This walk takes you from the shore to the soaring heights of the cliff tops, along the way it offers some stunning views across the Teifi estuary towards Cardigan Island.

Oxwich

Oxwich, Wales

3.5 miles (2 hours)

Can be muddy after heavy rain, some steep and rouged sections.

This is an invigorating walk taking in wooded headland and offers sea views as well as the chance to see a secluded Norman Church and beautiful Tudor mansion.

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