OXWICH Bay, Rhossili Bay, Whiteford Sands, Cefn Sidan - just some of Wale’s loveliest beaches that are right on our doorstep.
While we have known this for ages, travel bible Lonely Planet has now given coastal Wales the highest accolade by naming it number one region to visit in the world in its new guide Best in Travel 2012.
Its authors waxed lyrical about the Wales coast path which is due to be completed and opened on May 5 2012.
The project started in 2007 and has resulted in 130 miles of new path, with 330 miles of path improved. A big chunk of coastal path already existed.
Coastal Wales beat off competition including Northern Kenya, Hvar in Croatia, Sicily, and Queenstown and the Southern Lakes, New Zealand.
"This recognition of the Wales Coast Path from the Lonely Planet is fantastic news."said Environment Minister John Griffiths.
"When the path is officially opened. Wales will become the first country in the world to have a formal trail the whole way around its coast.
"Many people from around the world already visit Wales to enjoy its spectacular coastal scenery. We hope that this recognition from Lonely Planet will encourage many more to visit our coastal resorts and walk along our coast path."
THIS IS SWANSEA WALES camera team has been on the path all summer and offer this advise.
This path is steep, rugged and isolated in places and is exposed to the elements, so go well equipped, have a fully charged mobile phone with you, wear the appropriate footware and above all take something to drink!
In a few of the bays the RNLI Lifeguards are in attendance a source of help if anything goes wrong.
If you need help its 999 ask for coastguards and make sure you know where you are.
Take a camera with you and enjoy the stunning views.
Take a break at Rhossili. Get the camera out and take some stunning photos over
Spectacular views with Worms Head in the distance.