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Natural Resources Wales and the local authorities are continuing to work together to make improvements to the alignment of the Path. The following, in north to south order, are the permanent changes to the route which have been made since the Path opened on 5 May 2012.
The route used for the Wales Coast Path upon opening on 5 May 2012 was a very unsatisfactory one, away from the coast and alongside the A55 dual carriageway. However, following the installation of a foot/cycle bridge across the railway line, the route now runs via small sand dunes and the mouth of the Conwy River, with excellent views of the Great Orme and Puffin Island. This route passes one of construction sites of the portable 'Mulberry' harbours, which were hauled by tugs across the English Channel to Normandy and used for offloading equipment during the D-Day landings of 1944.