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I live in a Welsh tourist hotspot & these are the best hidden gems you need to know about

I live in a Welsh tourist hotspot & these are the best hidden gems you need to know about

A MAN has revealed the best tourist hotspots and things to do in a little-known town in Wales.

Matthew Evans and his wife Sophie are no strangers to helping holidaymakers plan their dream trips to Wales.

A man has revealed the best tourist hotspots and things to do in a little-known town in WalesCredit: Getty
Matthew Evans described Tenby (pictured) as the best seaside townCredit: Nigel Iskander
Carn Llidi (pictured) is a hill in Pembrokeshire overlooking Whitesands BeachCredit: Getty – Contributor

The husband and wife duo run Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire – a business designed to help tourists get the most from their Welsh stay.

Matthew, who is known as Captain Cymru, knows exactly what visitors should be doing on their next trip to Pembrokeshire including where to stay and what to do.

Matthew told Sun Online Travel: “The best secret beach without the crowds is Traeth Llyfn Beach.

“Accessible only via the Coastal Path with steep metal steps from the cliffs onto the sand, means visitors are often awarded a shoreline all to themselves.

“Its remote nature and lack of urban facilities are precisely what makes it beloved by those who know about it.”

Born and bred in Pembrokeshire, Matthew also recommended visiting Swanlake Bay Beach.

Set between Freshwater East and Manorbier, Swanlake Bay is another secluded spot only made accessible via a coastal path.

Matthew said: “You’ll find golden sands on one half and pretty sandstone rocks decorating the other with waters generally safe enough for bathing.”

For holidaymakers who want the best sunset views Matthew recommended Whitesands Beach near St David’s.

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He added: “Picture vibrant skies of orange, pink, and purple as the sun sets with Ramsey Island on the horizon.

“Sit on the beach or hike to the summit of Carn Llidi behind for an elevated viewpoint.”

For those holidaymakers who are after a stay in a seaside town, Matthew described Tenby as the best.

He said: “There are four epic sandy beaches and a picture-perfect harbour paired with idyllic cobbled streets, plenty of seaside activities, and independent bars, restaurants, and cafes.”

According to Matthew, one place everyone should visit on their trip to Wales is Milford Waterfront.

The pretty marina has benefitted from a multi-million-pound redevelopment and is now the perfect spot to grab a cool drink or a bite to eat.

And this summer, the waterfront at Milford Haven will be hosting a packed programme of events including live music and family activities.

There will be a Fishy Fun Celebration on June 24, a Carnival on July 1, and a Street Food Festival will be held there between August 4 to 6.

Brits who want their holiday to coincide with an event, should keep an eye on the Milford Waterfront website.

For the best pub, head to The Swan in Little Haven and make sure to dine on Pembrokeshire Earlies – new potatoes served with a knob of butter.

Meanwhile, St David’s in Pembrokeshire is the smallest city in the UK and it’s home to some gorgeous beaches including Whitesands and Caerfai Beach.

If you don’t fancy heading to Wales, the UK has some other amazing beaches.

Blackpool Sands in Devon was listed as the best in the UK by Conde Nast Traveller and even has its own music festival in the summer.

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Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk, was voted one of the best beaches in the UK in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2023.

And one UK beach even has its own wild ponies.

Traeth Llyfn Beach near Ynys Barry in PembrokeshireCredit: Alamy
This summer, Milford Haven (pictured) will be hosting a programme of eventsCredit: Alamy
Wales is home to several beaches and seaside townsCredit: Getty
  • June 25, 2023