North Wales Coast

The North Wales Way is a designated scenic driving route that takes you through some of the most picturesque and culturally rich areas of North Wales.

North Wales Coast – The North Wales Way Road Trip

The North Wales Way is a designated scenic driving route in North Wales, United Kingdom. It's a road trip that takes you through some of the most picturesque and culturally rich areas of North Wales.

Discover this scenic route along the northern coast to Anglesey, filled with historic castles like Beaumaris, Caernarfon, and Conwy's walled citadel (a UNESCO World Heritage site). Enjoy captivating trails along the dramatic coastline.

The North Wales Way allows those road-tripping in their motorhome to experience the diverse landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture of North Wales while enjoying scenic drives and exploring various attractions along the way. It's a great way to immerse yourself in the natural beauty and heritage of this region.

Key destinations and highlights

Key destinations on the coast include Conwy, Llandudno, Anglesey, Colwyn Bay and Rhyl, whilst the road trip will take you to other key destinations in rural North Wales and skirting the border.

Key highlights include a UNSECO World Heritage Site, Victorian seaside resorts with outstretched piers and pretty bays.

There are several mini-themed road trips forming part of the greater North Coast road trip, including Maritime Circular, Slate Valleys Route and an Outdoor Adventure and Heritage Loop.

There are plenty of hidden gems, viewpoints and wonderful overnight spots to stay in, so careful planning will ensure you make the most of this road trip.

When to go and how long for?

The North Wales Way is a road trip that traces an old trade route along the northern coast of Wales. It's filled with exciting things to do like visiting castles, and museums, trying watersports, and even experiencing zip lines. The journey starts in Anglesey, which is the farthest point, and it's a great place to begin your adventure along the rugged North Coast of Wales. Then, you'll drive back through charming Welsh towns before returning to England. This road trip covers about 100 miles (162 km) and takes around 2 hours and 40 minutes to 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete. You should allow a minimum of 5 nights to enjoy the stops on the way. If you can stay 10 nights, you’d get the chance to enjoy a full day at most stops.

The best time to drive is during the shoulder seasons – spring and autumn when the weather is milder and the highlights are not too busy. Summer is peak season with more crowds and it can get really busy.

Planning your road trip in advance

Planning ahead is essential for a successful road trip. When you plan in advance, you can make reservations for campgrounds and attractions, especially during busy times. This ensures you get the spots you want and can schedule the activities you really want to do. It's important to avoid the risk of places being full when you arrive.

Mapping out your route helps you make the most of your trip by finding scenic drives and interesting stops while keeping daily driving efficient. This prevents unnecessary backtracking and long, boring stretches on the road. Planning also helps you budget for food, fuel, and activities, making sure you stay within your financial limits.

Having a planned itinerary allows you to make the most of your time and avoid rushing through your trip. It minimises wasted time each day and helps you avoid discovering unexpected closures of roads, attractions, or campsites. Researching ahead of time can help you confirm that everything you want to visit will be open during your travel dates. And remember, when you book your motorhome rental, it's a good time to secure your top choices as well. In summary, advance planning reduces stress while allowing you to maximise your time, budget, and experiences. Being proactive is the best way to craft your dream road trip!

The North Wales Coast Road Trip Planner

If you are looking for an online ‘guidebook and map’, our road trip guide partner, Uncover Britain Road Trips, provides an online North Wales Coast road trip plan, that will help you experience the adventure of a lifetime and not miss a thing on this fabulous coastal route along the beautiful northern coastline of Wales.

The detailed trip planner maps out 7 destinations, including the magical Anglesey. Discover hidden gems, scenic routes and mini itineraries to get the full enjoyment from your North Wales Coast experience. Find overnight stay spots to rest with the Overnight Stay map, including 100 campsites and 20+ motorhome stops, including nearly wild spots.

Choose from more than 50 incredible attractions and activities and over 200 places of interest. The Uncover Map showcases scenic viewpoints, iconic castles, secluded beaches, mountainous stretches and ancient land, plus invigorating wild swimming spots if that takes your fancy.

The North Wales Coast road trip plan is available at £7.99 to access for 12 months, with no subscription to cancel. Purchase all Wales road trips to weave together, if you have longer to spend in Wales, with the Wales region at £19.99. Read more on here.

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