Up and down the Welsh coast there is just so much to be explored. From the glorious golden beaches of Prestatyn and Gronant Dunes to the Gower Peninsula’s charismatic coastline. With so many options, it can be difficult to know where to begin which is why the Living Seas Team have put together a selection of our favourite places, to create itineraries for discovering our spectacular coastline (see below).
If you love spending time by the sea and want to become further involved, why not attend one of our regular events? You could spend a sunny afternoon exploring the world of rockpools, getting to know a whole host of marine critters, which are usually hidden right beneath your feet! Or perhaps you’d rather take a stroll along the strandline, searching for shark and skate egg cases, whilst keeping an eye out for microplastics. (Please note that due to the current COVID-19 outbreak our volunteer and public events have been put on hold).
But that’s not all! We have a range of activity sheets and marine wildlife spotter guides that are perfect for marine enthusiasts to carry with them as they explore our beaches and coastline. Visit the download page to start your own marine adventure.
This itinerary will take you on a tour of the Coastal Way. Start off at the stunning Gower Peninsula before journeying along the scenic Pembrokeshire coast where a visit to Skomer Island is a must! Continue the adventure along the Ceredigion coastline stopping off at New Quay to visit Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre and to try your luck at dolphin watching!
This itinerary will take you on a tour of the North Wales Way. Take a good look at the exiting strandlines on our sandy North Coast beaches, as you head westwards. Stop for a while on the North of Anglesey and you’re likely to be rewarded with a sighting of our resident Harbour Porpoises. You’ll be spoilt for rockpool choice all around the Llŷn peninsular, until you head south to more vast, sweeping sandy beaches and estuaries.