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Year of the Sea 2018

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Year of the Sea 2018


Throughout 2018 discover new epic experiences all around our shores. This is our Year of the Sea.


Wales has an EPIC coastline, fringed with rugged cliffs and wide sandy bays.


There are also numerous pastel coloured towns, including Solva and Aberaeron and the coastal cities Cardiff and Swansea. It’s also a land of EPIC adventure, sports such as coasteering (a sport invented in Wales) wakeboarding and rib ride boat rides. The world renowned 870 mile / 1400km Wales Coast Path passes seascapes of breathtaking variety, hundreds of beaches, harbours, inlets and islands. Wildlife spotting includes puffins, dolpins and even orca whales as well as crabbing by the quayside. Or follow the rivers upstream to the inland shores of our lakes and reservoirs.


Everywhere you go there’s history to be discovered, the pirate tales of Tenby or infamous Henry Morgan, the Victorian seaside resorts of Llandudno that inspired the stories of Alice in Wonderland and the ancient legends such as Bardsey’s island of 20,000 saints and Cantre’r Gwaelod. Enjoy the stunning views whilst sampling local ale or freshly caught seafood at one of the fisherman’s pubs dotted along the coastline or our fine waterfront restaurants.


Welcome to our Epic Shores

Volvo Ocean Race


On 22nd October, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet set off from Alicante, Spain on a race around the world, visiting 12 cities touching six continents – and for the first time in its history the race will stop in Cardiff, from 27 May to 10 June 2018. The Volvo Ocean Race festival site, the Race Village, will be located on the scenic Cardiff Bay Barrage. The two week free event will host a variety of entertainment and Volvo Ocean Race-themed attractions. It will also have a Welsh flavour, with Welsh producers offering locally-sourced food and drink.


Volvo Ocean Race 2017 – 18: Cardiff leg dates Race Village opening:

• 27 May 2018 In-Port Race
• 8 June 2018 Leg Start
• 10 June 2018


More information:


Volvo Ocean Race official site
Volvo Ocean Race 2017 – 18 Cardiff website

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