How long is the path? And do I need to do it all in one
The Wales Coast Path is 870 miles long and while some rare souls
may choose to walk the whole path, for the majority of us, the
beauty of the path is that you can simply walk whichever section(s)
that appeal. Much of the path is within easy reach of our coastal
towns and cities so access to the path is remarkably easy. Why not
the Path to find a section that suits your requirements.
Do I need lots of walking gear?
Not always. We would always recommend checking your intended
location in advance to judge what the terrain is likely to be and
check what weather you might face. In the rural sections we would
recommend a good pair of walking shoes or boots and, if it’s likely
to be a wet day, some good waterproofs. (These do not need to be
particularly hi-tech or expensive, just as long as the shoes give
you good support and grip and the waterproofs keep you dry.)
However, there are many stretches through our coastal towns and
cities that can be enjoyed (weather dependent) without specialist
clothing. Bear in mind that comfortable footwear is always
recommended for walking. Additional items that can make a walk more
pleasurable might include a rucksack, binoculars, map and some
How can I find out where to stay along the Path?
For ideas on places to stay along the Wales Coast Path, we
Visit Wales accommodation finder.
Can I join up with any walks that explore inland?
All along the Path you will find trails which allow you to
explore inland Wales. And more routes are planned which will link
inland communities with the coastline. Some of these trails will
also be suitable for cyclists.
Can I cycle on the Path?
Much of the Path is on Public Footpaths and
other routes upon which cycling is trespassing unless specific
permission has been granted by the landowner. In any case, the
number of kissing gates and stiles involved would often make
However, all is not lost, as there are
sections of the Path, and inland links, which have been
specifically designed to cater for cyclists. There are some
recommendations in the Cycling section.
Are there suitable sections for wheelchairs/prams?
There are stretches along the Wales Coast Path which have been
specifically designed to provide an enjoyable and unchallenging
experience. See Easy Access Walks and Piers and