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.
Walking is one of the best ways to experience the Welsh coastline with over 800 miles of path to explore, taking you over impressive cliff-tops and across beautiful beaches. Here are a few of our favourites and recommendations to show you the best of the 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.