There's nothing like a day at the beach, whether that's to dip a toe in sparkling blue waters, breathe in the sea air on a coastal walk or just to lounge around on golden sands.

Luckily in Wales there's plenty of beaches to choose from and 10 of them have just been listed in the much-coveted Sunday Times best British beach guide.

The annual guide has been published by the publication every year for the past 13 years.

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This year 805 beaches were surveyed in total before being whittled down to a list of just 50.

With everything from car parking, lifeguard cover, wheelchair access, tide characteristics, loo cleanliness and the price of a 99 all taken into consideration.

Woolacombe in Devon won beach of the year overall, while Lligwy in Anglesey came top in the list of Wales' best beaches, compiled by travel writer Chris Haslam.

Rhossili and Three Cliffs Bay in the Gower were also listed coming in ninth and 10th place in Wales, with Chris praising the beauty of the latter but pointing out its inaccessibility.

He said: "Is Three Cliffs Bay the most beautiful beach in the UK? If it's not, show me one that beats the grande dame of the Gower, not only for scale, variety and the ability to thrill and delight, but also for inaccessibility bordering on disdain."

While popular surfing spots Freshwater West, Newgale and Whitesands in Pembrokeshire also made the top 10.

Three Cliffs Bay, Gower

Here's the top 10 beaches in Wales according to the Sunday Times

1. Lligwy, Anglesey

2. Porth Ysgo, Gwynedd

3. Porthor, Gwynedd

4. Whitesands, Pembrokeshire

5. Marloes Sands, Pembrokeshire

Lligwy Beach: Anglesey
Lligwy Beach, Anglesey

6. Newgale, Pembrokeshire

7. Freshwater West, Pembrokeshire

8. Broad Haven South, Pembrokeshire

9. Rhossili, Gower

10. Three Cliffs Bay, Gower