Whitesands Wales most desirable beach
  • New research conducted by reveals the most appealing beaches across Britain based on water quality, visible pollution, and the number of Instagram snaps
  • Whitesands in Wales crowned as the most desirable beach
  • Barmouth in Wales and Montrose in Scotland take second and third spot


With staycations on the up, many people will be planning trips to various coastal spots across the country – but which beaches are best to visit for a slice of paradise?



A little history…The Pines Caravan Park exists thanks to Dr. Beeching’s railway cuts in the 1960s. Caravans on the lower level are on the site of the old railway line, with the Park owner’s accommodation being Doldowlod Station master’s house and also the ticket office.

Accessible  from your caravan, a few steps brings you to a walk along the bank of the River Wye, ideal for your morning stroll especially if you have 4 legged friends. Watch the dippers in the river, keep your eye open for the heron, and if you’re really lucky, maybe a kingfisher or even an otter, all have been spotted here. Woodpeckers are around on the park too with plenty of Red Kites flying overhead. The Kite Feeding Centre is only 3 miles away, at Gigrin Farm near Rhayader.

Brecon Mountain Railway

The line runs from Pant, 3 miles North of Merthyr Tydfil, to Torpantau following part of the route of the original Brecon & Merthyr Railway which closed in 1964.

Travel from our Main Station at Pant in one of our all-weather Observation Carriages, behind a vintage Steam Locomotive.

The journey takes you into the Brecon Beacons National Park, through Pontsticill and along the full length of the Taf Fechan Reservior before climbing to Torpantau high in the Brecon Beacons and the summit of the original line.At our main station in Pant you can visit our Licensed Tearooms for refreshments, gifts and souvenirs are available from our Shop. You can also visit our Workshop where the Steam Locomotives and Carriages are repaired.

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