Sign of the times?: The Wales Coast Path’s distinctive logo is a white dragon-tailed seashell on a blue background
What is the Wales Coast Path?
The idea of creating a coastal path around the whole seaboard of Wales sprang from the huge popularity and economic successes of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail, the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path, and the Ceredigion Coast Path.
The Wales Coast Path (or Llwybr Arfordir Cymru) was developed over six years by the Welsh government, the then Countryside Council for Wales (now renamed Natural Resources Wales), sixteen local authorities and two National Parks.
At the opening ceremony in Cardiff in 2012, the Environment Minister rightly claimed the Wales Coast Path was “a huge asset for Wales”.
Walking in Wales
The whole Welsh coastal path is accessible to walkers, with sections suitable for cyclists, families, pushchairs, people with restricted mobility and horse riders, too.
As well as bringing new visitors to Wales and boosting coastal economies, the Wales Coast Path means Welsh locals can enjoy the health benefits of walking and outdoor recreation.