Wales has some of the best beaches in the world (we may be a tad biased here, but Rhossilli beach is the ninth best beach in the world!). So it would be a shame if this summer you didn’t drop by and pay some of Wales’ beautiful coastline a visit. Below we show you some of the great holiday destinations you can enjoy in Wales this summer (2014). The great news is, they’re all near the coast.
Ffynnon Fendigaid Bed and Breakfast – Llandysul
Llandysul is a small, Welsh market town based in the county of Ceredigion. Llandysul has a rich history and plenty of pubs, cafes and attractions – from visiting the castles nearby in Cilgerran and Newcastle Emlyn, to horse riding and playing a round or two of golf. Llandysul is also just 20 minutes from the fabulous Ceredigion coast, which is not only home to award winning beaches, but you can also find about 300 bottlenose dolphins in the area. Some of the best beaches to visit are Penbryn, New Quay, Popit Sands and Tresaith.
Ffynnon Fendigaid Bed and Breakfast is a peaceful haven. It is a destination you can retreat to, forgetting the world and your worries. When describing the B&B, the owner, Huw Davies, says: ‘Try to imagine a place where the only sounds you can hear are the red kites calling to each other across the valley; the wind sighing softly as it skitters through the pine trees; the splash and play of spring water, tumbling down the hillside into the mysterious silence of the pond.’ Sounds idyllic, doesn’t it?
So, here’s what you need to know – the B&B dates from 1775, it sits within eight acres of grounds and is just two miles from that all-important coast. Prices vary, it’s always best to check their current tariffs, but generally a room for two costs £75 and a room for one is £45.
If you fancy staying, but aren’t sure about the B&B there are plenty of other options. You could stay in the self-catering barn conversion, ‘Beudy Bendigaid’, or opt for the Circus Waggon, ‘Dolly’. Here’s also a 1960s Swedish Chalet. Talk about having options!
Lligwy Holiday Cottages Moelfre, Anglesey
Surfing, pony trekking and pottering around the shops, cafes and restaurants found in the towns and villages – that’s what awaits you in Anglesey. There’s plenty to do. And with much of Anglesey’s coastline being declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty it’s a great destination to visit if you are looking for a beach holiday this summer.
Lligwy Holiday Cottages Moelfre is a working farm that has four wonderful holiday cottages to pick from – Bears House, Famcy Cottage, Ty Coed and Plas Lligway. All of the cottages have recently been refurbished and they look great. Be sure to check their website for current rates.
The cottages are near to the small fishing town of Moelfre and they are just a short walk away from Lligwy Bay. Plus, Snowdonia National Par is just an hour’s drive.
Aberafon Campsite, Gwynedd
Is there anything better than sleeping under the stars? A camping holiday is always memorable and it can be a great way to unwind if you’re craving a little more open space and freedom. Aberafon Campsite is based along the North Wales coast and has direct access to a private beach. Swanky! It’s safe to swim at the beach and it also has access for boat launching.
Spectacularly, the campsite is also at the foot of the Gyrn Goch Mountain, which is 1,500ft high. As well as the incredible views and relaxed atmosphere, there are laundry facilities, plus electric hook-ups, water points and a small on-site shop during the main holiday season.
Nearby, there are castles, coastal walks and the Welsh Highland Railway to explore.
Child 3-15 £3.50
Children Under 3 No Charge