Journey planner

Share this

There's lots going on across South and West Wales, and most things are just a bus ride away!

Take away the pain of parking, sit back, relax and explore with First Cymru. 

We've highlighted some great places to go and sights to see from Pembrokeshire to Cardiff - just decide where you'd like to go and check out our journey planner!

Or if you'd like to buy your tickets on the go, speedier boarding and to track your bus live - check out the First Bus app!

Apple store travel app link Android store travel app link

Mumbles Lighthouse

For over 200 years, Mumbles Head has housed a lighthouse. The original structure, built in 1794, remains on the outermost island off Mumbles Head, visible across Swansea Bay.

A significant landmark and a popular photo spot in the village, the lighthouse has evolved from open coal fire lights to an efficient oil-powered light in a cast-iron lantern, later upgraded with a dioptric light. It became automated in 1934 and was converted to solar power in 1995, now operated from Trinity House's Planning Centre in Harwich, Essex.

Saundersfoot Harbour

Experience the full coastal charm of Pembrokeshire at the Wales International Coastal Centre on Saundersfoot Harbour. Discover crabbing and coal mining heritage while enjoying the Blue Flag Saundersfoot Beach. Ocean Square awaits with a delightful blend of British coastal brands, independent retailers, and Welsh artisan products.

Get active with Outer Reef Water Sports Centre, offering kayaking, SUP, coasteering, surfing, and equipment rental. Explore wildlife through rockpooling on Glen Beach, visit the Crabbing Centre, or embark on boat trips for sea safaris and fishing. Coming Summer 2023, explore Pembrokeshire's rich heritage at three new Heritage Centres.

Caldey Island

Caldey Abbey is the home of Cistercian Monks who farm this tiny island off the coast of Tenby and make the famous Caldey Island perfume and chocolate.

Regular boat trips leave from Tenby harbour. There is also a medieval priory, lighthouse, post office/museum, gift shop and tea garden – as well as a glorious sandy beach, pleasant walks and spectacular views.

Cefn Sidan

Cefn Sidan, the first beach in Wales to earn the prestigious blue flag award, boasts an impressive 8-mile stretch of sandy coastline, comparable to California's golden coast. With multiple entrances, the main beach kiosk provides the best disabled access.

Cefn Sidan's rich history includes shipwrecks dating back to 1668, with ship's ribs visible at the northern end, a testament to the maritime activities along our shores. The beach entrance showcases anchors as a monument to Cefn Sidan's maritime legacy. Take a walk to explore these intriguing remains.

Neath Canal

Take a pleasant, flat walk starting at the car park by Resolven's A465 roundabout. Follow the Neath Canal along the Neath Valley, passing historic locks from the late 18th century. The canal once transported materials for industries and mines, linking to the Tennant Canal.

Alexander Cordell found inspiration here for his book 'Song of the Earth.' Explore the Lime kilns before heading back to the starting point. Enjoy the abundant wildlife and restored historical charm of this scenic route.

Rest Bay

Explore Porthcawl, a charming seaside resort between Port Talbot and Ogmore by Sea. The restored 1887 promenade offers stunning Bristol Channel views. The state-of-the-art water sports center overlooks Blue Flag Rest Bay beach, perfect for adventure seekers.

Porthcawl Surf School provides surf lessons and rentals, while the Surf Shop offers gear. The center benefits the community through beach cleans, environmental courses, and as a training hub. Enjoy the Blue Flag beach with lifeguard service from May to September; dogs are not allowed during this period.

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff Bay, the coastal corner of Wales' capital, is easily accessible from the city center by bus, train, or a short walk. Once a thriving tidal dockland for Welsh coal export, it's now a vibrant waterfront surrounding a beautiful freshwater lake.

Today, Cardiff Bay is a popular destination for entertainment, relaxation, and enjoyment, catering to visitors of all ages. Explore famous landmarks, learn science at Techniquest, visit historic Flat Holm Island, catch a movie, enjoy a show at Wales Millennium Centre, or go ten-pin bowling for a fantastic day out.