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South Wales Coast and Severn Estuary

This southerly coastline takes in the city landscapes of Swansea, Cardiff and Newport, with magnificent views of the Severn estuary which has the second highest tidal range in the world at 49 feet and is home to the Severn bore

Share your walk with the numerous wildfowl and waders that can be spotted along the way, particularly throughout the winter. Curlew and plover are common and, at peak times, the estuary is one of only a handful of British estuaries to hold more than 100,000 wading birds. The whole of the Newport coastal area is part of the Gwent Levels, an area of reclaimed salt marsh protected by sea defences and drained by artificial ditches known locally as reens.


Alison Roberts describes the sheer variety of the South Wales coastline and how it will captivate you to walk and enjoy it

It’s not all walking. In addition to the wide range of walking opportunities outlined, there are so many other things to see and do along the Coast Path.

Here are a few of our favourites walks and recommendations showing off the best of the Welsh coastline

Keep up to date with the latest news and information from the Coast Path Officer and our team on the ground.

The Wales Coast Path is easily accessible by the public transport system and many locations are also accessibly by the National Cycle Network.

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