17th April 2012

Top 10 things to see or do along the Wales Coast Path


As many of you know Coastal Wales was voted number 1 on Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel, top 10 regions for 2012.

The Lonely Planet book states: “What a wonderful thing: to walk the entire length of a country’s coastline, to trace its every nook, cranny, cliff-face, indent and estuary. How better to truly appreciate the shape – and soul – of a nation? Well, in 2012 Wales will become the only country in the world where you can do just that.

With the Wales Coast Path due to open on 5 May and our GeoVation Challenge calling for ideas to connect communities and visitors along the new path, this got me thinking:   Is there a top 10 of things to see or do along the Wales Coast Path?

Here are some suggestions:

  1. See dolphins in Newquay – Cardigan BayWales Coast
  2. Surf at  Llangenith – Gower
  3. Play the Prisoner at Portmerion
  4. Eat cockles in Penclawdd
  5. Catch a show at the Millenium Centre in Cardiff Bay
  6. See the starlings flock at dusk on Aberystwyth prom
  7. Visit the Great Orme in Llandudno
  8. Eat honey ice cream in Aberaeron
  9. Walk on Whistling Sands Aberdaron
  10. Bird spotting at Newport Wetlands

Or what about these?

(Thank you to Gwenda Owen at Ramblers Cymru and Gareth Browning of Welsh Government for these suggestions)

I’m sure you have your own top ideas to make the most of Wales Coast Path, but don’t keep them to yourself. If you can think of how people who live and work along, or visit the Wales Coast Path can use digital technology to benefit from this ‘world first’ for Wales, then enter the GeoVation Challenge – you could win a share of £125,000 in funding to make your idea happen!

Wales Coast Path finger post