With summer in full swing, Sugar and Loafhighlight the most picturesque places in Wales. Wander these coastal and country treats, take in the fresh sea, relax and watch the world go by. 

Below, Laura Mackenzie, Senior Brand Communications Executive at Sugar & Loaf explores some of the prettiest places in Wales for some quality time away. 

Brecon Beacons

One of the prettiest places in South Wales to visit, the Brecon Beacons is an enchanting place. This special place is well-loved by walkers, cave explorers and mountaineers who love to explore this vast region with its majestic mountains and deep wooded valleys.


This pretty seaside town has been a family holiday favourite since the Victorian era! Experience fresh coastal air, beautiful Blue Flag beaches, incredible ice cream, pretty pastel properties, bountiful gift shops and a vibrant town centre. 

Lake Vyrnwy

This large lake is just such a magical place to visit. Misty mountains embrace the beautiful water which offers up scenery reminiscent of the Alps. It’s a fantastically pretty place to visit for twitchers, cyclists, water sports enthusiasts and fishing fanatics.


Perched on the tip of the gorgeous Gower Peninsula, Rhossili is set within the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty! Rhossili Bay is home to miles of gorgeous golden sand and is an idyllic spot for coastal walks, water sports and enjoying dramatic panoramic views.


Nestled between rolling hills with some of Wales’ most beautiful countryside on its doorstep, Abergavenny is a beautiful glistening gem. This charming market town has plenty to offer and is packed with medieval architecture, wonderful shops and vintage finds. 

Devil’s Bridge

Two flowing streams dramatically descend into a deep wooded gorge and set the scene for one of Wales’ prettiest natural attractions. Three unique stone bridges built on top of one another also make quite the sight! 


This striking seaside resort had been delighting visitors for years. With fine Victorian and Edwardian architecture, pretty Llandudno doesn’t disappoint. Discover dramatic headlands, beautiful beaches, a medieval castle, beautiful countryside, and traditional seaside attractions.

Snowdonia National Park

One of the prettiest places in North Wales to visit, Snowdonia National Park is bursting with visual delights. Picture dramatic waterfalls and pretty villages like Portmerion, an enchanting Italianate-style coastal delight. Snowdonia’s extraordinary national park, with its unique and diverse landscape, is also home to marvellous Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in England and Wales. 

To discover more pretty places in Wales, please visit: https://www.sugarandloaf.com/guides/prettiest-places-wales