Family Discoveries

Make the most of your family time by discovering what’s on your doorstep with these family friendly places along the Welsh coastline!

undefinedFlintshire Coast, Flintshire. 

Stretching 25 miles / 40km from Chester to Gronant, this fairly flat section of the path is a bird watchers haven with the Dee Estuary as your backdrop.

You’ll discover the remnants of this area’s industrial past, marvel at the sculpture trail and of course no trip to the seaside is complete without the obligatory search for shells on Talacre beach!

View the “Discover Flintshire’s Coast” leaflet online detailing where the best viewpoints are as well other points of interest. It is also available to download from our Resources section below.

Find out more about short and long walks on our North Wales and Dee Estuary page. 

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South Stack Cliffs, Isle of Anglesey

Popular with visitors and locals alike, this nature reserve is tucked away on the rocky north-west coast of Anglesey, the largest island in Wales.  

Let your children discover the cliff side colonies of guillemots, razor bills and puffins through binoculars at Elin’s Tower. 

Treat yourself to a coastal coffee and cake at the nearby Visitor Centre which surely has one of the best car park views ever!

Find out more about short and long walks on our Isle of Anglesey page.

 

Millennium Coastal Park, Carmarthenshire

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Thousands of visitors a year are making their way to south west Wales to discover the breath taking Millennium Coastal Park with the iconic Discovery Centre at the heart of the 13 mile / 22 kms of coastline along the Loughor Estuary. 

Part of this park is on the Wales Coast Path too, you can either walk or cycle, the choice is yours- it’s also good to know there’s plenty of cafes and facilities along the way too.

Find out more about short and long walks on our Carmarthenshire page.

 

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Cardigan Bay, Ceredigion

The inshore of Cardigan Bay is a Special Area of Conservation and is home to Europe’s largest population of Bottlenose Dolphins. 

Take a wildlife boat trip and discover a different perspective of the Ceredigion coastline – keep your binoculars ready to spot seals, porpoises and even turtles in their own marine habitat. 

Find out more about short and long walks on our Ceredigion page.

Find out what other wild watching opportunities there are along the Welsh coastline on our Wildlife Watching page.

 

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Be bold and discover what fascinating creatures make the rock pools their home. 

The Pembrokeshire coastline has some fantastic locations for your little explorers as well as the bigger explorers amongst you! 

Visit the Enjoy Pembrokeshire website to find out the best rock pooling locations in this idyllic area of Wales.

Find out more about short and long walks on our Pembrokeshire page.

 

Newport Wetlands National Nature Reserve

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Situated on the outskirts of the bustling city of Newport in South Wales, the Newport Wetlands National Nature Reserve has a four mile network of wheelchair friendly paths and is a wildlife haven for wild birds and animals. 

Keep your bird book and binoculars with you and discover what makes these wetlands such a special place to visit.

The nature reserve lies between the Severn Estuary and the River Usk on the South Wales coast.  

It is owned and managed by Natural Resources Wales, in partnership with RSPB Cymru and Newport City Council and others for the benefit of wildlife and people.  

Find out more about short and long walks on our South Wales Coast and Severn Estuary page. 

 

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Images:

Flintshire Coast - Jo Danson

South Stack Cliffs, Isle of Anglesey - © Crown copyright (2016) Visit Wales

Millennium Coastal Park, Carmarthenshire - © Crown copyright (2016) Visit Wales

Cardigan Bay, Ceredigion - © Crown copyright (2011) Visit Wales

Rock Pooling, Pembrokeshire - Enjoy Pembrokeshire

Newport Wetlands National Nature Reserve - RSPB Cymru