Meirionnydd Coast Path

Meirionnydd Coast Path

A self-guided walking holiday along the Meirionnydd section of the Wales Coast Path, from Porthmadog to Machynlleth.

5 to 7 nights
62 miles
Moderate to Demanding

From £645 per person

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5 to 7 nights
62 miles
Moderate to Demanding
2nd January to 24th December

From £645 per person

Meirionnydd Coast Path

From the town of Porthmadog to the ancient city of Machynlleth, the Meirionnydd Coast Path follows a gentle coastline of dunes, marshes and quiet beaches.

Along the way, this walking holiday visits a variety of towns, villages and harbours, as well as fascinating historic landmarks including standing stones, Iron Age hill forts and impressive castles. This section of the Wales Coast Path is home to an abundance of wildlife, including the many species of birds that frequent the Morfa Dyffryn Site of Special Scientific Interest.

A walking holiday along the Meirionnydd Coast Path is the ideal choice for those keen to see the magical beauty this corner of Wales has to offer. 

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Porthmadog to Machynlleth
62 miles (100 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday highlights

Visiting one of Wales' most impressive castles at the World Heritage Site of Harlech Castle.

Admiring the contrast between the rugged mountains of the Snowdonia National Park and the gentle, sweeping beaches along the Meirionnydd coastline.

Experiencing the Glaslyn, Dywryd, Mawddach and Dyfi estuaries with their expansive sands, abundant birdlife and terrific scenery. 

Available tours

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
MECP1 From Porthmadog to Machynlleth(L) 5 nights, 4 days walking Demanding £645
MECP2 From Porthmadog to Machynlleth(L) 6 nights, 5 days walking Moderate / Demanding £770
MECP3 From Porthmadog to Machynlleth(L) 7 nights, 6 days walking Moderate £890
"Morfa Bychan" by Sandra Nichols (2023) "Morfa Bychan" by Sandra Nichols (2023)
"Criccieth" by Sandra Nichols (2023) "Criccieth" by Sandra Nichols (2023)
"Above Aberdovey" by Sandra Nichols (2023) "Above Aberdovey" by Sandra Nichols (2023)
"Fairbourne Sunset" by Colin Bathe (2022) "Fairbourne Sunset" by Colin Bathe (2022)
"Breakfasts" by Tim Carter (2022) "Breakfasts" by Tim Carter (2022)
"Harlech Castle" by Tim Carter (2022) "Harlech Castle" by Tim Carter (2022)
"Porthmadog Station" by Tim Carter (2022) "Porthmadog Station" by Tim Carter (2022)
"Hills above Aberdovey" by Tim Carter (2022) "Hills above Aberdovey" by Tim Carter (2022)
"Sunrise in Aberdovey" by Tim Carter (2022) "Sunrise in Aberdovey" by Tim Carter (2022)
"Barmouth Groynes" by Phil Hemsley (2022) "Barmouth Groynes" by Phil Hemsley (2022)
"Llandanwg near Harlech" by Phil Hemsley (2022) "Llandanwg near Harlech" by Phil Hemsley (2022)
"Church on Approach to Barmouth" by Simon and Clare Parker (2020) "Church on Approach to Barmouth" by Simon and Clare Parker (2020)
"Harbour at Porthmadog" by Simon and Clare Parker (2020) "Harbour at Porthmadog" by Simon and Clare Parker (2020)
"Robin on a Signpost" by Simon and Clare Parker (2020) "Robin on a Signpost" by Simon and Clare Parker (2020)
"Looking back over Barmouth" by Simon and Clare Parker (2020) "Looking back over Barmouth" by Simon and Clare Parker (2020)
"Aberdovey Harbour" by Tricia Hewson (2019) "Aberdovey Harbour" by Tricia Hewson (2019)
"From Harlech Castle" by Tricia Hewson (2019) "From Harlech Castle" by Tricia Hewson (2019)

Customer reviews from the Meirionnydd Coast Path

“Good organized and informations. Luggage transport perfect.”
Mr Winkler, Germany
“Another beautiful stretch of Welsh coastline, with a pleasing mix of sandy beaches and high-level sections with stunning views of sea and mountains.”
Mr Julyan, UK
“It was a great walk; not too strenuous and with beautiful coastal views. Contours is a fantastic company; my trip was very well organized and I had no issues with anything. I would certainly use them again. A great mix of castles, history and beautiful views. Mileage was good; allowed for exploration of various towns along the way. Would certainly use Contours for future trips.”
Mrs Naughton, USA
“It was great getting back out on the WCP again.”
Mr Gunn, UK
“We enjoy walking out of season and expect poor weather. The length of each day’s walk suited us well.”
Mrs Tillotson, UK
“This area of the WCP has well maintained paths and good signs which enabled us to relax and enjoy the walking and scenery.”
Ms Sharp, UK
“Very nice and beautiful view I have seen during this walking tour, enjoy a lot, and nice accommodation, the owners of the B&B are all friendly and helpful.”
Miss Zhang, Italy
“Lovely scenery and amazing weather. More road walking than we would like, but not much to be done about that.”
Ms Palmer, UK
“Perfect length walks, great scenery and places, the taxis to and from worked fine, Accommodations offered interesting variations and ended with perfection! Thanks for sorting out the taxi for me when I got mixed up! It is evidence that you manage all us walkers and service providers very well!”
Mrs Batt, UK
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