Wales Coast Path Walking Holidays

Explore the stunning coastline of Wales with a self-guided walking holiday along the Wales Coast Path. Between Chester in the north and Chepstow in the south, this varied trail winds around jutting headlands and along sandy beaches, with overnight stops at vibrant seaside towns and villages.

The Llyn Coast Path walking holidays Holyhead Mountains on the Wales Coast Path walking holiday Views on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path walking holiday

How to Walk the Wales Coast Path

The Wales Coast Path spans over 760 miles — that’s the welsh coastline in its entirety! Attempted in a single stint, it would take well over a month to walk.

So we’ve divided the trail into sections that you can book in isolation or in series. Each holiday along the Wales Coast Path has its own distinct highlights, challenges and character, with short break options for the time-pressed walker. Find the right one for you below.

North Wales Coast Path

A gentle seaside ramble from Chester to Bangor.

6 to 9 nights
80 miles
Moderate to Demanding

North Wales Coast Path

The first leg of the Wales Coast Path pairs seaside towns and harbours with sandy beaches and cliff walks. The North Wales Coast Path isn’t a venture into remote wilderness but an exploration of Wales’ bustling northern coastline, keeping primarily to hard-surfaced promenades and cyclepaths.

Full-trail itineraries and short break options available.

Isle of Anglesey Coast Path

Take a circular walk around the Isle of Anglesey from Bangor.

9 to 16 nights
140 miles
Moderate to Demanding

Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path

Anglesey is a stunning island moored to mainland Wales by the Menai Bridge. It boasts a beautiful, often rugged coastline that’s ideal for a walking holiday. You’ll tour well out into the countryside on this circular part of the Wales Coast Path, crossing green fields awash with flowers, clambering atop rocky clifftops and dipping down to the island’s sandy beaches.

Full-trail itineraries, north and south options and short breaks available.

Llŷn Coastal Path

Bangor to Porthmadog along remote coastline.

5 to 13 nights
48-113 miles
Moderate to Demanding

Llŷn Coastal Path

The quiet, remote Llŷn Peninsula hosts a challenging stretch of the Wales Coast Path, much more off the beaten path, and with some steep sections to really work your legs.

In exchange for the effort, the stunning Llŷn Coastal Path promises a wildlife-laden hike through an engaging and untouristy mix of deserted beaches and coves, marshland and hills.

Full-trail itineraries and north and south options available.

Meirionnydd Coast Path

A relaxing, well-waymarked walk from Porthmadog to Machynlleth along the Wales Coast Path

5 to 7 nights
62 miles
Moderate to Demanding
Lincolnshire Coast Path - new for 2020

Meirionnydd Coast Path

The Meirionnydd Coast Path is a wonderfully well-maintained and signposted stretch of the Wales Coast Path, so navigation is relaxingly straightforward. The trail incorporates a mix of beaches and high-level paths with stunning views. There’s plenty to see in the towns along the way, too, from excellent restaurants to ancient castles.

Full-trail walking holiday options available.

Ceredigion Coast Path

Spot wild dolphins on a hike from Machynlleth to St Dogmaels.

3 to 10 nights
32-74 miles
Easy / Moderate to Demanding

Ceredigion Coast Path

From woodland tracks out of Machynlleth, the Ceredigion leg of the Wales Coast Path heads south along the shore of Cardigan Bay, where there’s every chance you’ll spot pods of dolphins out in the glittering water. This trail features some truly stunning beaches, too, and is well-waymarked throughout.

Full-trail itineraries and north and south holiday options available.

Pembrokeshire Coast Path

St Dogmaels to Amroth through the stunning Pembrokeshire National Park.

13 to 19 nights
180 miles
Moderate to Demanding / Strenuous
Wales Coast Path walking holidays: Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Our most popular holiday on the Wales Coast Path explores the dramatic coastline of the Pembrokeshire National Park, with staggering views over rocky stacks clamouring with birdlife. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is the ideal mix of sometimes-challenging climbs and matchless landscapes.

Full-trail, north, south and central itineraries and two short break options available.

Carmarthenshire Coast Path

Amroth to Burry Port along coastal paths and inland trails.

5 to 9 nights
62 miles
Easy / Moderate to Demanding
Wales Coast Path: Carmarthenshire

Carmarthenshire Coast Path

The Carmarthenshire Coast Path offers the most varied walking on the Wales Coast Path, combining some spectacular coastal stretches with regular turns inland through woodland and open fields. Dip into historic towns like Carmarthen and Laugharne to explore Roman ruins and the remains of ancient castles.

Full-trail walking holiday options available.

The Gower Coast Path

A walking holiday through limestone scenery from Burry Port to Swansea

5 to 10 nights
66 miles
Easy / Moderate to Demanding
Wales Coast Path Walking Holidays: The Gower Map

The Gower Coast Path

This leg of the Wales Coast Path clambers along the stunning cliff-lined coast of the Gower Peninsula, the first-ever Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to be instated in Britain.

It’s easy to see why this beautiful area was so quickly picked out: the rugged limestone cliffs dip down to scenic coves and rustling saltwater marshes, with long tracts of golden beach between. The Gower Coast Path is more challenging than other sections, but well worth the climbs.

Full-trail walking holiday options available.

South Wales Coast Path

Swansea to Chepstow along the Wales Coast Path.

9 to 12 nights
114 miles
Moderate to Demanding
Lincolnshire Coast Path - new for 2020

South Wales Coast Path

The concluding section of the Wales Coast Path features much gentler gradients as it smooths out toward the Severn Estuary. Here, you’ll find the coast path’s sand dunes and natural reserves mixed in between urban maritime landscapes: the South Wales Coast Path sticks close to civilisation and offers great opportunities to visit tourist sites within the many towns en route.

Full-trail walking holiday options available.

a robin sits on a Wales Coast Path waymarker in Meirionnydd South Stack Lighthouse jutting into the sea on the Isle of Anglesey Coast Path The Ceredigion Coast Path leads beneath a chapel and a pine tree on the walk into Borth