The Wales Coast Path

The Wales Coast Path is one of the few footpaths in the world to follow a nation’s coastline. It’s 870 miles long but don’t worry, you don’t have to do it all in one go.

Wales created the first coastal path in the UK as recently as 2012 and it’s the first in the world where you can walk from one end of the country to the other. It offers picturesque views of the Welsh coastline from open beaches to bustling woodland. Walking any section of the Wales Coast Path will provide an adventure.

The official start and finish points are on the border with Chester in the North and Chepstow in the South. The already established Anglesey coastal path, the Ceredigion coast path and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail all form part of the Wales Coast Path, providing ample opportunities for extending your route and exploring more of what Wales has to offer.

The Wales Coastal Path offers a breathtaking journey through diverse landscapes. Highlights include the rugged beauty of Pembrokeshire Coast with its towering cliffs and hidden coves, the enchanting beaches of Anglesey, accessible by Ty Croes station and the historic castles dotting the shoreline like Harlech and Caernarfon - home of the Caernaforn castle.

Nature lovers revel in spotting seals, seabirds, and dolphins along the way. Quaint fishing villages like Aberaeron and picturesque towns like Tenby offer charming stops for exploration. The path also winds through vibrant cities such as Cardiff, where you can get a taste of city life. Each step shares exciting Welsh culture, history, and natural scenery along its 870-mile stretch.

You can walk around the entire country of Wales if you walk both the Wales Coast Path and Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail - that’s about 1,047 miles. But, you can also save your legs along the way by jumping on one of our many network trains that provide the perfect restbite to get you from trail to trail.


Cycling on Wales Coast Path

If you’re an avid cyclist then the Wales Coast Path cycling routes welcome you to explore the views. What’s more, our trains are designed so that you can hop aboard our Transport for Wales trains with your bike, so you can ensure you’re choosing the cycle route that suits you, with ease, no matter the distance.

Explore the Wales Coast Path on this interactive map and make the most of what Wales has to offer.