1. Barafundle Bay, Pembrokeshire
The half a mile trek you have to undertake to reach this isolated beach is worth it. The area is in pristine condition, with clear water and golden sands that look straight from a postcard.
2. Three Cliffs Bay, Swansea
Located ten miles away from Swansea's busy city centre, this insanely lovely beach offers a welcome break for anyone looking for a little quiet time.
3. Abersoch, Gwynedd
Popular with surfers, Abersoch is the perfect place for any water enthusiast. With its crashing waves and relaxing sands, the beach offers just about something for everyone.
4. Llangrannog beach, Ceredigion
The harsh, sloping cliffs that surround Llangrannog beach only serve to add to its isolated atmosphere. Its stunning, green field surroundings make it an unmissable part of the Welsh coastline.
5. Tenby beach, Pembrokshire
One of the most popular beaches in Wales, and with good reason, Tenby beach boasts an incredible 2.5 mile stretch of unbroken, golden sand.
6. Rhossili Beach, Swansea
7. Llanbedrog, Gwynedd
This deceptively large beach is quietly nestled in the far Northwest corner of Wales. Surrounded by green fields and rolling mountains, it's easy to think you've just walked into a fairy tale.
8. Whitesands Bay, Pembrokshire
Whitesands Bay is a haven for outdoor activity. Bustling with canoeists, surfers and body boarders, the stunning beach is always a hive of activity.
9. Tywyn beach, Gwynedd
Characterised by its extensive sand dunes, the beach serves as a great spot for watching the local population of porpoises and bottlenose dolphins.
10. Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Famous as the location of several world land speed records between 1924 and 1927, Pendine beach has much more to offer than just history. With an incredible seven mile stretch of flat sand, the area is perfect for a myriad of activities, and you're always guaranteed plenty of space.
11. Benllech, Isle of Anglesey
If you're after stunning views, a great location to swim, and a quiet place to relax, Benllech on the Isle of Anglesey is the place you've been looking for.
12. Mwnt beach, Ceredigion
There's no shortage of breathtaking scenery lining the Welsh coast, but Mwnt beach just might be the most picturesque. Be sure to bring a camera with your bathing suit.
13. Cefn Sidan, Carmarthenshire
Whether you plan on exploring the area, or sitting back and relaxing, Cefn Sidan is the perfect place to unwind. Translated from Welsh, the beach means Silky Back.
14. Borth Sands, Ceredigion
An underrated gem on the Cardigan coast, Borth Sands is a great spot for anyone looking for some fun in the sun.
15. Newgale Sands, Dyfed
The unique pebble bank formation at New Gales beach provides a spectacular backdrop to the perfect location for a spot of light swimming.
16. Watwick Bay, Pembrokeshire
This hidden beach, tucked away in the Southwest corner of Wales, is the perfect place for people looking to escape the crowds this summer.