More on hotels by the Sea in Wales From medieval towers to homegrown herb gardens, Michelin star restaurants to beachside locations, hotels in Wales have something for everyone. What they really offer in spades however, is individuality and excellence. There is a wide selection of independent hotels, B&Bs and restaurants with rooms. Coming together with immeasurable natural beauty, perhaps some of the best examples of all these wonderful things combined, is in Wales's coastal hotels. Here, hikers delight in the joys of the Wales Coast Path, while coastal towns and villages provide a rich bounty of independent restaurants, cosy cafés and unique attractions. From Swansea Bay waterfront with its sweeping panoramas of the distant city on one side and Mumbles Lighthouse and clifftops on the other, to Laugharne (pronounced 'Larn'), which has become synonymous with the author Dylan Thomas, who dubbed it 'the strangest town in Wales'. Then there's the Pembrokeshire town of Tenby, perched on a headland surrounded by award-winning sandy beaches, or perhaps you will prefer New Quay - thought to be an inspiration for 'Llareggub', the fictional town in Under Milk Wood.