A summer of seaside events

Orchids at Ynyslas

Our beaches in Wales are fantastic places for locals and holiday makers to visit and explore the outdoors.

And with school holidays on the horizon, a day out at the beach will be one of the most popular activities for families this summer.

Now there’s a chance to learn more about our coast with a full programme of events and activities at Dyfi Ynyslas National Nature Reserve, in Ceredigion.

Justin Lyons, Dyfi Ynyslas Reserve Manager, Natural Resources Wales said,

“Every summer we hold events that help people of all ages get outside and explore this special place we are so proud to look after.

“Join us on a bug hunt, discover the secret history of the bog, and learn how to identify birds and mammals on the coast.

“People can also find out about the surprising range seashells that can be found here, and of course compete in the annual sandcastle competition.

“We hope all of these activities will inspire our visitors and help us protect places like this for future generations.”

Ynyslas reserve, which is managed by Natural Resources Wales (NRW), attracts up to 250,000 visitors a year.

It boasts golden sand dunes which are home rare birds, unusual insects, and dazzling orchids.

The Visitor Centre is open from Easter until the end of September.

A full list of events can be found on the NRW website, on the Dyfi Ynyslas Visitor Centre Facebook page, or on @DyfiWardens Twitter.

2018 is the Year of the Sea in Wales and NRW is encouraging people to learn more about Wales’ marine environment, suggesting where they can enjoy the very best of our coastal sites and how to get involved in their protection.

They have picked ten special places to visit around the coastline of Wales to explore during the Year of the Sea, including Morfa Harlech, Ynyslas and Oxwich.

Visit NRW’s webpage to find out more at naturalresources.wales/yearofthesea.