Areas of National Importance

The Wales Coast Path is recognised as having national importance for its outstanding scenery, wildlife and historic features. Find out more with Natural Resources Wales.


  • GeoMôn at Isle of Anglesey

Marine Nature Reserve

  • Skomer Marine Nature Reserve Pembrokeshire

National Parks

  • Snowdonia
  • Pembrokeshire Coast

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) 

  • Isle of Anglesey
  • Llŷn, Gwynedd
  • Gower, Swansea

Heritage Coasts

  • Great Orme, Conwy
  • Holyhead Mountain, Isle of Anglesey
  • North Anglesey, Isle of Anglesey
  • Aberffraw Bay, Isle of Anglesey
  • Llŷn, Gwynedd
  • Ceredigion,Ceredigion
  • Dinas Head, Pembrokeshire
  • St Dogmaels & Moylgrove, Pembrokeshire
  • St Davids Peninsula, Pembrokeshire
  • St Brides Bay, Pembrokeshire
  • Marloes & Dale, Pembrokeshire
  • South Pembrokeshire, Pembrokeshire
  • Gower, Swansea
  • Glamorgan, Bridgend, Vale of Glamorgan

National Nature Reserves

  • Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn, Isle of Anglesey
  • Morfa Harlech, Gwynedd
  • Morfa Dyffryn, Gwynedd
  • Dyfi, Gwynedd & Ceredigion
  • Stackpole, Pembrokeshire
  • Whiteford, Swansea
  • Gower Coast, Swansea
  • Oxwich, Swansea
  • Kenfig Pool & Dunes, Bridgend
  • Merthyr Mawr Warren, Bridgend
  • Newport Wetlands, Newport

Sites on the Register of Historic Landscapes

  • Creuddyn & Conwy, Conwy
  • North Arllechwedd, Conwy
  • Gwynedd Amlwch & Parys Mountain, Isle of Anglesey
  • Penmon, Isle of Anglesey
  • Ogwen Valley, Gwynedd
  • Dinorwig, Gwynedd
  • Llŷn & Bardsey Island, Gwynedd
  • Aberglaslyn, Gwynedd
  • Ardudwy, Gwynedd
  • Mawddach, Gwynedd
  • Dysynni Valley, Gwynedd
  • Lower Teifi Valley, Ceredigion
  • Newport & Carningli, Pembrokeshire
  • Pen Caer: Garn Fawr and Strumble Head, Pembrokeshire
  • St Davids Peninsula and Ramsey Island, Pembrokeshire
  • Milford Haven Waterway, Pembrokeshire
  • Stackpole Warren, Pembrokeshire
  • Manorbier, Pembrokeshire
  • Taf & Tywi Estuary, Carmarthenshire
  • Gower, Swansea
  • Merthyr Mawr and Kenfig Margam Burrows, Neath Port Talbot, Bridgend, Vale of Glamorgan
  • Gwent Levels, Cardiff, Newport, Monmouthshire
  • Lower Wye Valley, Monmouthshire


  • Areas of National Importance

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    The following tables show areas along the Wales Coast Path which have been recognised as having national importance for their outstanding scenery, wildlife and historic features.