Picture Perfect Places to visit in Wales

Barafundle Bay, Pembrokeshire 

Whether it’s a picnic on the beach or a quick dip in the sea you fancy, Barafundle Bay offers an impressive setting for a get-together with family and friends. Backed by dunes and pine trees, the picturesque spot is only accessible by walking a half-mile along a scenic pathway, making it a truly beautiful spot detached from the busy outside world.  

Portmeirion, Gwynedd 

Talk about a storybook town. This beautiful village is lined with Riviera-inspired houses that stand out amongst the trees and its own ornamental garden located in the center of town.

There are many idyllic spots to take a break from walking and enjoy your alfresco lunch close to the village. 

Designed by Sir Clough Williams- Ellis in the early 20th century, Portmeirion is a picture-perfect location filled with architecture.

Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey 

Romantic and remote, Llanddwyn Island boasts plenty of great picnic spots in spectacular surroundings. On a beautiful summer’s day, you can relax by the water with a picnic and a book, listening to the world go by. And on a late summer evening, you can watch the sun go down on the hills, while the waves crash against the shore – the perfect setting for a romantic picnic for two. 

Tenby Harbour, Pembrokeshire 

It’s hard not to fall in love with the pastel-coloured houses, quaint beach and boating harbour at Tenby. This unique harbour is built into the corner on North beach and is the perfect spot for young children to splash about. Head down to the harbour early to catch a boat trip to Caldey Island – to see more picture-perfect views! 

Three Cliffs Bay, Gower Peninsula 

Ringed by a spectacular shoreline of sand dunes, limestone cliffs and salt marsh, Three Cliffs Bay is a sight worth seeing – and snapping a picture obviously! Frequently visited by horses and their riders who love a gallop along the long stretch of golden beach. The views are amazing and worth travelling for but beware the walks to and from the car parks aren’t for the faint-hearted. 

Swiss Valley Trail, Llanelli 

Pack a picnic and your cycling gear, this local hot spot is perfect for a bike ride with the family. Starting at Sandy Water Park this trail leads you past the peaceful Lliedi Reservoirs, there are plenty of spectacular views to capture on your walk or cycle. But don’t forget to pack some lunch, this trail offers plenty of opportunities to sit back and relax with a sandwich or two. 

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