Year of the Sea

In 2018 we’re celebrating Wales’ outstanding coastline, and inviting visitors to discover new epic experiences all around our shores, with special events and attractions throughout the year.

This is our Year of the Sea. The 870-mile Wales Coast Path runs the whole length of our coastline, passing seascapes of breath-taking variety, from fens to towering cliffs, featuring hundreds of harbours, coves, inlets and islands, and 230 beaches. Every cove and clifftop comes with legends of pirates and smugglers, wreckers and saints. There are classic harbour towns, modern marinas, ancient castles and elegant Victorian and Edwardian resorts.

There are 50 magical islands, set in seas that are home to seals, porpoises and Britain’s largest population of bottlenose dolphins.

There are dozens of activities to try: sailing, scuba diving, kayaking, kitesurfing, coasteering, stand-up paddleboarding, rib-rides and surfing. Or follow the rivers upstream to the inland shores of our lakes and reservoirs.

Wherever you are in Wales, you’re never more than just over an hour from the sea. So wherever you stay – rural cottage or boutique hotel – there’ll be an epic shore nearby.

With a language and culture that’s the oldest in Britain, a warm Welsh welcome, and food and drink made with skill by passionate people... this is the greatest coastal experience of 2018.

Welcome to our epic shores. #Findyourepic