West Wales is home to some of the world’s most beautiful coastline.
If you’re looking for some peace and quiet, there are lots of secluded bays and hidden beaches just waiting to be discovered.
Rock pools, fossils, interesting geological formations and a mile of truly stunning sandy beach.
To the North is Gateholm Island, which is accessible from low to mid-tide, as is the small beach of Albion Sands just beyond. Be sure not to get cut off by the tide.
A little further along the coast path from Llansteffan, Scott’s Bay is a small sandy bay and is safe for swimming at high tide. The coastal path westward offers fantastic views of Carmarthen Bay from the Gower Peninsula to Caldey Island.
Behind the beach is St Anthony’s Well – a place of pilgrimage for hundreds of years – hidden away in a tiny courtyard. Its waters are reputed to have healing properties.
Druidston Haven is a beautiful long secluded beach accessible by the coastal path or two stony footpaths that join the downward lane from Nolton Haven to Broad Haven.
This magical, secluded bay is home to some spectacular sunsets, magnificent cliff formations and curious caves. At the right time you can find the light dancing in the water that trickles from the cliffs. Druidston is used by a nearby horse-riding school so you could be lucky enough to spot some horses and riders enjoying a day out too!
Check tide times and make sure there is plenty of beach to avoid getting cut off by the incoming tide and there are strong currents so swimmers take care.
It could be the 162 steps that put most people off this beach, but trust us, it’s worth it.
Situated near the lovely village of Manorbier, Presipe Bay is surrounded by dramatic cliffs and is often completely empty.
Time your visit a couple of hours before low tide to ensure you have plenty of sand.
Mwnt is a beautiful secluded bay with a golden sandy beach. A hidden gem on the Ceredigion coast, this cove is located a few miles north of Cardigan.
Mwnt is a fantastic place to spot dolphins out at sea. Get your binoculars out and watch these entertaining sea creatures playing and splashing about.
West of popular Pendine beach, Morfa Bychan is a sizeable sandy beach backed with pebbles and leading back into a wooded valley.
The beach has rock pools to discover, a grassy area perfect for picnics and concrete WW2 relics.