The Beaches of Wales
The complete guide to every beach and cove around the Welsh coastline
- ISBN: 978-1-912560-93-6352 pages
- Alistair Hare
- Publication date
- 17 Sep 2020
Surrounded on three sides by water, Wales has hundreds of beaches to choose from. The Beaches of Wales by Alistair Hare is the first guide to every beach and cove around the Welsh coastline. Listing approximately 500 named beaches, this book offers something for everyone – from secret beaches and remote coves to dog-friendly beaches, surf beaches and more. It is an invaluable guide for families, holidaymakers, anglers, surfers and other watersports enthusiasts.
The author is no stranger to Wales’s coastline: his research for this guide has taken him to every beach on the entire coast of Wales, exploring and taking photographs to help visitors find their perfect beach, first time. Split into easy-to-use sections, this guide includes everything from Penarth Beach near Cardiff in the south to Talacre Beach near Prestatyn in the north, as well as an additional section for beaches located on the country’s islands. Discover Wales’s most beautiful and popular beaches, such as Barafundle Bay in Pembrokeshire and Porth Ceiriad on the Llŷn Peninsula, as well as its isolated coves and remote sandy beaches, such as Cemetery Beach in Gwynedd and Whiteford Sands on the Gower Peninsula.
Featuring essential information such as access and parking, facilities, and seasonal restrictions, alongside sections on beach safety and wildlife hazards, together with stunning photography and custom mapping, The Beaches of Wales will help you discover all that Wales’s coastline has to offer.
Alistair Hare has lived most of his life in coastal locations in both England and Wales, and is no stranger to the beaches of Wales. A keen surfer and distance swimmer, he has completed nine summer seasons as a lifeguard on the beaches of Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire. His passion for beaches has led him to seek out and explore every accessible beach in Wales, and he has been permitted access to some which are normally off limits to the general public. He compiled his unique record of over 500 beaches over a period of seven years: it's been a tough job, but someone had to do it!
- Title: The Beaches of Wales
- Subtitle: The complete guide to every beach and cove around the Welsh coastline
- Authors: Alistair Hare
- Imprint: Vertebrate Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-912560-93-6
- Rights: World
- Publication date: 17 September 2020
- Edition: First
- Size: 229mm x 178mm
- Extent: 352 pages, with colour illustrations
- Cover: Paperback
- Weight: 650g
- Retail price: £17.99
This book was obviously a labour of love for the author, taking seven years to compile. You can understand why because this beautiful tome documents approximately 500 beaches and coves around the Welsh coastline. With every entry photographed, the book immediately shows the reader what to expect with a key to facilities and useful facts; with a brief description of the beach itself as well, you have a simple yet extremely informative book. This is certainly ideal for those who want to avoid the usual hotspots and discover a hidden gem. – travellowdown.com