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31 Stunning Photos Of Wales Coast Path As You’ve Never Seen It Before

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Published on May 4th, 2017

1. The Green Bridge of Wales in Pembrokeshire is a spectacular natural arch, formed by the action of the sea over hundreds of thousands of years.

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2. South Stack lighthouse on Anglesey overlooks dramatic sea cliffs with thousands of nesting seabirds and rare plant species.

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3. On extreme low tides, ancient trees emerge from the sea at Borth in Ceredigion. Radiocarbon dating puts the remains at 3,500 years old.

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4. Barafundle Bay, Pembrokeshire, has been voted as one of the UK's best beaches and used by the Welsh Tourist Board to promote Wales – with its golden sands and crystal-clear water.

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5. The limestone headland of the Great Orme, Llandudno, is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and the location of one of the largest prehistoric copper mines in the world.

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6.The Merthyr Mawr Warren reserve is situated on the coast between Porthcawl and Ogmore-by-Sea. Spread over 323 hectares, the dunes rise to 200ft (61m) and are the second tallest dunes in Europe.

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7. Nash Point on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast shows the amazing stratigraphy of sedimentary rocks and water-eroded coastline.

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8. Oxwich Bay on Gower has a multitude of habitats within a small area: beach, woodland, salt marsh and ancient dunes.

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9. Goat’s Hole Cave, Paviland, was the location of a famous prehistoric burial: the ‘Red Lady of Paviland’. Discovered in 1823 it later turned out to be a Paleolithic man, possibly the oldest remains in Britain

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10. In Jurassic rock near Barry at Bendrick Rock you can see an unidentified three-toed dinosaur’s footprints on what was once lakeside mud.

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11.Wales is well known for its vast mountains and charming valleys.

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12. But beyond the green hills and fields lies an equally beautiful coast.

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13. It’s a coast stretched with miles of beaches, just waiting to be explored.

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14. And inviting towns, where you’re guaranteed a warm welcome.

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15. You’d be forgiven for thinking you’re in the Mediterranean.

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16. There’s wildlife that’s certain to catch your attention.

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17. And historical sites that will take you back in time.

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18. You can avoid the crowds and soak in the sunshine.

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19. Or join in on celebrations.

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20. Even the abandoned buildings have a strange beauty to them.

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21. Some areas will have you thinking that you’ve stepped into a fantasy world.

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22. The Welsh coast is diversely beautiful.

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23. The North and South and can feel like two different countries.

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24. But they manage to combine together into one stunning coastline.

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25. Even at night it shines in its magnificence.

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26. There’s always something interesting just around every corner.

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27. There’s a reason why people come visit the area from afar.

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28. Imagine how beautiful this would look on your Instagram.

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29. There’s no doubt about it: The coast is Wales’ best kept secret.

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30. So maybe you should think about visiting.

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31. P.S. Bring a good pair of walking shoes.

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Source: bbc.com, buzzfeed