Travel: Enjoy a sea view and a coastal stroll at The Beaches in Prestatyn
Jade Wright enjoys a sea view and a coastal stroll at The Beaches in Prestatyn
WALES has become the first country in the world to have a walking trail all the way around its coastline, which, given some of the world’s great coastlines, is a pretty impressive piece of foresight on behalf of the Welsh tourist board.
Certainly the landscape is awesome in places, and because the Irish sea is a pretty unforgiving stretch of water, there is a real sense of drama as one rambles around the country.
The Wales Coast Path, at 870 miles, now joins up with the Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail, providing a good 1,030 miles of walking right around the border with England. If you had the time and energy, you could circumnavigate the entire country.
That, however, would have been too much of a feat for what was intended as a relatively quiet and relaxing weekend away. After a hard week at work, the chance to embark on a trip to countryside so close to our Merseyside home, yet a landscape that feels so different, was too good to miss.
The first breathtaking view came as we reached the top of a hill on the way to Prestatyn and spotted the coastline open up down below.
The weather, it has to be said, was not the best when we visited, but that in itself had its own charm, especially given that the hotel we stayed at – The Beaches – was lovely and warm. Its foyer was inviting, with plush sofas dotted around and a staircase sweeping up to the main bar and restaurant areas.
Our room was stunning, with a view of the sea. We could hear the gentle crash and roll of the waves imploring us to relax.