Easy Access walks

Easy coastal walks ideal for people with mobility issues and pushchairs

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The Wales Coast Path can be enjoyed by everyone. Its 870-mile length includes plenty of stretches suitable for wheelchair users, families with buggies and visitors with limited mobility. You’ll also find also plentiful parking, easy to reach viewpoints and all the facilities required for a great day out.

North Wales Coast

For much of its journey around our northern shore from Chester to Bangor, the Wales Coast Path follows well-paved sections of seafront in coastal towns like Rhos-on-Sea and Llanfairfechan. As well as giving everyone the chance to get close to the water, these colourful promenades are packed with all the traditional seaside things to see and do – the sections from Gronant to Rhyl and along Llandudno’s North Shore promenade are particular highlights.

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Isle of Anglesey

A circular route from Menai Bridge, Anglesey’s dramatic loop of coastline serves up stunning views in spades, particularly the vistas back towards the mainland and the peaks of Snowdonia. Everyone can enjoy the coast at places like the promenade at Beaumaris and the Moelfre RNLI Seawatch Centre, while the island also provides accessible beaches, birdwatching and waterside walks.

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Llŷn and Snowdonia Coast 

From Bangor to Machynlleth, Snowdonia is famous for its mountains, but it’s also home to some stunning accessible stretches of the Wales Coast Path. Highlights include a journey over the old wooden railway bridge at Barmouth where the coast path joins the Mawddach Trail and Benar Boardwalk near Harlech, which offers easy access to lovely sea views. There are also sweeping promenades at Criccieth, Pwllheli and Tywyn (links open up in Google Maps).

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Ceredigion coast 

From Machynlleth to Poppit Sands, the towns and villages that dot the Ceredigion coastline offer plenty of easy access seaside strolls, with walks, parking and facilities to be found in New Quay, Aberaeron and Cardigan –plus the wide beachfront promenade at Aberystwyth. There’s also a stretch of Coast Path at Aberporth suitable for wheelchairs – great for a bit of dolphin spotting – and a new accessible route to the headland at Gwbert.

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Gwbert (link opens in Google maps)

Pembrokeshire

From Poppit Sands to Amroth, with convenient parking, accessible public transport and plenty of well-paved pathways, it’s easy to experience Pembrokeshire’s famously rugged coastline. Take your pick from accessible adventures like watching swooping seabirds around the cliffs at St Govan’s Head, strolling the seafront between Coppet Hall and Stepaside and exploring the twin coves of Pwllgwaelod and Cwm-yr-Eglwys.

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Carmarthenshire

From Amroth to Bynea, following the Millennium Coastal Park for much of its length, Carmarthenshire’s stretch of the Wales Coast Path offers plenty of level, wheelchair and buggy accessible terrain – plus refreshments, attractions and stunning sea views of Carmarthen Bay. With access to miles of cycle routes and a sandy Cefn Sidan beach, Pembrey Country Park is another highlight.

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Plenty of spots throughout Millennium Coastal Park

Swansea Bay and Gower 

From Bynea to Margam Moors, with bustling promenades and a host of easy-to-reach beaches to choose from, accessible adventures abound in Swansea Bay and Gower. Borrow a beach wheelchair to take to the sand at Caswell Bay, soak in the views above Rhossili or enjoy an ice cream on Swansea’s sweeping seafront.

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Prince of Wales Dock, Swansea

South Wales Coast and Severn Estuary 

From Margam Moors to Chepstow, taking in the smooth surfaces of Cardiff Bay and seafronts across the Vale of Glamorgan (including Gavin and Stacey’s Barry Island), there are long accessible sections on this stretch of the Wales Coast Path. Along the way you’ll find colourful promenades packed with traditional seaside fun and plenty of facilities, parking and places to take in the coastal views.

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Accessible viewpoints (all links open in Google maps)

Further information

For more information on accessibility across Wales, please visit Accessible Countryside for Everyone