The best autumn coastal breaks in Wales that you can still book
Wales offers a brilliant range of coastal escapes with dreamy sea views. Whether you fancy a cozy chalet, a chic apartment or a coastal hostel, there is something for everyone. great options for you.
We’ve looked for the best places Wales has to offer – and you’re sure to be spoiled for choice.
And once you’ve read our list, check out our handy guide to amazing vacation properties as well as our list of some of Wales’ most luxurious vacation homes.
But before that, get your calendars ready and get ready to plan (or even just go into daydreaming mode) as we have coastal breaks in Wales for you to enjoy this fall.
There’s nothing like waking up to an ocean view – here is a selection of cottages, hotels and inns to suit all budgets.
Barmouth Bay Holiday Park, Gwynedd
An award-winning place to stay in Gwynedd, this holiday park boasts beautiful golden sands and panoramic mountain views.
Surrounded by wide open spaces, it is a few miles from Barmouth Holiday Village and within the boundaries of Snowdonia National Park.
Facilities include a swimming pool, outdoor playground, multi-sports ground, bicycle hire and direct access to Barmouth Beach. It is the ideal place for a relaxing family holiday near the coast.
Hafan y Môr Holiday Park, Pwllheli
Hafan y Môr is one of the largest parks in Haven and is ideally located for exploring Snowdonia National Park, Pwllheli and the Llŷn Peninsula. It is located directly on the coast and also has access to the Wales Coast Path.
There is plenty to do here for families looking for a fun break. You’ll find boating, biking and high ropes at Dragon Lakes Adventure Village and lots of fun swimming in their renovated pool filled with slides, water features, and canals.
Other facilities include pubs, restaurants, entertainment venues, take-out and on-site shops. There is everything you need for a family vacation in beautiful North Wales.
Hafan y Môr has a good selection of static vans as well as camping and touring pitches, apartments and lodges, so you have plenty of accommodation choices to suit your needs and budget.
Cable hut, Pembrokeshire
If you’re looking for a rural seaside getaway, Cabane du Cable is the perfect seaside break in fall.
The owners say the Cable Hut was built to house the first telephone lines laid across the Atlantic Ocean.
After a storm hit the Pembrokeshire coast over 100 years later, it was abandoned. It then captured the hearts of a passing couple who lovingly transformed it into a unique luxury self-catering cottage.
It is nestled between the secluded beaches of Abermawr and Aberbach and is just yards from the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. He sleeps two.
Hotel Spa St Brides
Modern, sophisticated and understated, the St Brides Spa Hotel boasts a superb state-of-the-art spa, excellent cuisine and stunning sea views, from the perch on a promontory above the sea.
The star feature of St Brides is its marine spa, with an incredible infinity pool overlooking Saundersfoot Harbor and Carmarthen Bay and many rooms have fabulous sea views.
During the fall and winter season there are a number of specials and breaks, from spa breaks to culinary getaways. Check out the details on their website and treat yourself to a spa hotel this fall.
Tan y Bwlch, Mynydd Rhiw
Tan y Bwlch is a traditional Grade II listed Penllyn traditional loft cottage, built in the early 19th century and fully restored by the National Trust.
Located on the slopes of Mynydd Rhiw, on the Plas yn Rhiw estate, the chalet enjoys stunning views over Porth Neigwl. It is also right next to Hell’s Mouth Bay, which is popular with surfers. It can accommodate two people and is a comfortable break for those looking for a seaside holiday
Visit:National Trust Holidays
The old rectory, Rhossili
If you are looking for someone spectacular and secluded to stay in Gower Peninsula and then Rhossili Old Rectory, Gower is perfect for you.
The house dates from the 1850s with parts of the possibly medieval outbuildings. The National Trust says that in the past the pastor who lived here would have covered the parishes of Rhossili and Llangennith and that The Old Rectory is exactly halfway between the two villages.
Visit:National Trust Holidays
Seren Mor, Pembrokeshire
Seren Mor is in a prime position to watch the sun melt into the sea. The house is in one of the most enviable locations in all of Wales.
The impressive views of Seren Mor are easy to appreciate, thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows.
The magnificent property, which sleeps 10, is nestled on the verdant cliffs of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, above the water of the picturesque Newport Estuary.
No 5 Ocean Cabins, Saundersfoot Harbor
These cabins are located in the new development of the Saundersfoot Harbor International Coastal Center and can accommodate two adults if required.
But if it’s just you the prices start at 73 pn on weekdays and 79 pn on weekends, they change a bit as fall and winter go on, but no a lot.
You are right across the coast from Saundersfoot and, as the village is not too big, all the shops, pubs and cafes are within walking distance.
YHA Broad Haven, Pembrokeshire
This ocean-going bunkhouse is just 100 meters from Broad Haven Beach and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. Great views, easy beach access and it’s also great if you’re on a budget this fall.
It is a spacious and modern single storey building, located on its own land and comprising 15 rooms with 77 beds in total. The hostel is also Visit Wales accredited 4 star accommodation making it the perfect Welsh getaway for everyone.
Explore the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path from the front door of the Inn, or at low tide, walk half a mile over the sand to Little Haven with its quaint fisherman’s cottages and docks. If you’re feeling hungry, why not enjoy a meal with a breathtaking view of the sea in our Haven’s Beach Cafe?
Pendine Sands Holiday Park
Pendine Sands Holiday Park offers a wide range of caravans, including dog friendly and wheelchair friendly options.
The site is located on one of South Wales’ most iconic beaches with miles of golden, powdery sand to enjoy.
For an active break, kids will love the two outdoor play areas, while the heated indoor pool is perfect for a good splash or a relaxing dip.
You’ll also find dining and entertainment facilities, full fish ‘n’ chips, laundry facilities, and an unlicensed convenience store. It has everything you need for your next family vacation.
Heather Hut, Nolton Haven
Enjoy a comfortable coastal break in a converted shepherd’s hut on a campsite overlooking St Bride’s Bay in Pembrokeshire. This is the perfect location for solo travelers looking for a seaside getaway.
This lush Airbnb has a double bed, kitchen facilities and a toilet. Showers are available on site.
Prices are really seasonal in autumn and winter and drop to £ 55 as the low season progresses.
Read more:An insider’s guide to dining out in Pembrokeshire
Hotel Trefeddian, Aberdyfi
Just 300 meters from Aberdyfi Beach, this is a great place for a family vacation if your kids love to build sandcastles by the sea. Although it might be too cold to swim in it. fall you can still take coastal walks and have fun on the beach.
The hotel has a range of family rooms and offers a free children’s listening service that runs throughout the hotel so parents can dine, knowing the little ones are snuggled up in their beds.
With a kids’ menu at the restaurant, a pool, game room, and indoor play area, there’s plenty to offer to keep kids happy this October semester.
Trecco Bay, Porthcawl
Trecco Bay is Europe’s largest holiday park and has been a family vacation favorite for many years in Porthcawl. The popular site has lovely accommodations, including lodges and caravans where you can relax by the seaside.
There are plenty of facilities and activities to keep the whole family entertained at Trecco Bay, including their giant indoor pool and wet outdoor play area with fountains and water guns.
Kids will also love the adventure playground with zipline, adventure golf and arcade area and tree climbing course, craft room and climbing wall.
To celebrate Halloween, the holiday park will be hosting fun games and events from October 22 to November 1, so why not take the kids for Halloween fun by the sea?
Get ready for ghostly activities, from Halloween crafts and pumpkin carving to ghost walks and fancy dress. There will also be a Halloween food and drink menu, serving a delicious selection of fang-tastic-themed goodies.
Visit: Resorts in Parkdean
Gwesty Cymru, Aberystwyth
A reviving Edwardian guesthouse for the 21st century, Gwesty Cymru in Aberystwyth sees itself as a modern representation of Wales.
Many of its bedrooms (even the bathrooms) have spectacular sea views and there are designer touches of oak and slate throughout, including its much-loved restaurant.
It’s the perfect place for a chic seaside vacation this fall if you’re looking to treat yourself.
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