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Posted on 03/01/2018 by David

We are coming to the end of 2017 which has been the Year of Legends in Wales - and what a successful year it's been! We’ve celebrated everything to do with the past, present and future of this beautiful country and inspired people to look deeper into the events that have shaped the Wales we know and love now.

Barmouth Beach

Years gone by

Building on the success of the Year of Legends, and 2016’s Year of Adventure, 2018 has been named the Year of the Sea, celebrating Wales’ outstanding coastline, lakes, rivers and journeys to the sea.

Our coastal heritage

Wales has 870 miles of glorious coastal path, 230 stunning beaches and 50 islands, and it’s now time to challenge perceptions and let the world know that Wales is a 21st century coastal destination.

Here in North Wales, we are particularly lucky. Not only do we have some of the best beaches in the world, but we have some beautiful lakes, rivers, streams and waterfalls. It doesn’t matter how many times you visit the region, you’ll always find somewhere different to explore and something different to do.

The North Wales Coast forms part of the Wales Coastal Path - 870 miles of walking trails stretching the entire coast line of our glorious country. It passes gentle and secluded beaches and dramatic clifftops, busy and bustling harbours and quiet little seaside villages.

Criccieth Sea Shore

Resorts galore

Here in North Wales, we have the Victorian resort of Llandudno - boasting one of the longest piers in the UK - and the Great Orme, a massive limestone headland jutting into the Irish Sea.

We have Conwy, the medieval walled town and harbour - a place of mystery and myth (not to mention great shopping and eating!).

We have the Menai Strait, the historic and hair raising stretch of water that separates Anglesey from the mainland.

Then there’s the magical Fairy Glen and Swallow Falls in Betws-y-Coed. And finally we have the myriad lakes of Snowdonia, deep, dark and full of stories.

These landmarks are just the tip of the iceberg. We haven't even touched upon all the other beaches, rivers, streams and waterfalls in the region but, don't worry, we'll be exploring them all on the blog in 2018.

Llandudno pier at night

Explore our coastline in 2018

Wherever you are in Wales, you’re never more than an hour or so away from the sea, so it’s only fitting that 2018 is the year that celebrates our beautiful shoreline. We’re really excited about being part of this event and sharing lots of information, things to do and places to go.

Of course, our holiday cottages are the perfect base for a Year of Sea getaway - why not start planning yours today?