You couldn’t have a more varied and dramatic landscape than Snowdonia’s.
The National Park is home to 23 miles of spectacular coastline, with beaches and shores as breathtaking as the mountains and forests.
There are very few places in the world where it is possible to experience such a wide variety of environments within such a short distance.
The beautiful Dyfi, Mawddach and Dwyryd estuaries, together with the spectacular coastline and sandy beaches, contribute to Snowdonia’s wide variety of landscapes.
Snowdonia Coast Wildlife
Dolphins can be seen from some of Snowdonia National Park's beaches. Cardigan Bay is home to a high number of dolphins.
There are many different species of crab living on the coast of Snowdonia. They are often found in ponds at low tide.
One of the most common creatures found on our coast and in our seas. There are all sorts of different species to be seen along the coasts of Snowdonia.
There are two types of seals in Wales – the Grey Seal and the Common Seal. The Grey seal is the species most commonly found along the Welsh coast.
The Porpoise looks very much like a dolphin but without its long nose. The Harbour Porpoise is the most common species in Wales.
Many types of mining bees can be found in dune systems. This type of bee nests in the sand, and unlike other bees, lives alone.
Marram Grass is an extremely important plant in dune systems. The plant's roots help bind the sand together so that other plants can eventually grow.
An outstanding coastline
The Mawddach and Dyfi estuaries are part of the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere Reserve of outstanding environmental quality. Biosphere reserves are places where important conservation and ecological approaches can be trialled.
Wales Coastal Path
Wales is the only country in the world that has a complete, uninterrupted path along its entire coastline. Many sections of the 870-mile route pass through Snowdonia National Park.