The BBC’s Coast series featured Wales last month and travelled around the Welsh coast from the border with England in the south on the Severn estuary, to the northern English border on the Dee estuary.
As you can expect from a program that is dedicated to the coast and its surroundings- the episode was packed with breathtaking views of the rugged Welsh Coast line and it’s many quaint seaside towns and villages which attract many people to Caravan holidays in Wales .
However, whilst watching the episode I couldn’t help but think that the makers of the program were missing a trick and under promoting the region. The writers/producers decided to run with historical stories of Tsunami’s in 1607 and various canvas flying machines in the 19th Century! Even comparing the terrain here at Clarach Bay to that of Mars!
If you don’t believe me have a look http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/b012l0h7/?t=25m52s
I mean Come On! Clarach Bay is magnificent and is a stones throw from Aberystwyth, home to one of the most respected Universities in the UK. Surely there are plenty of other more interesting topics going on in Wales that can be discussed or reported on. Other current topics that will help the local residents and business owners promote various activities and local attractions to help draw the holiday maker to stay in their Caravan Parks in Wales? Perhaps the BBC received a large CGI budget for this episode or maybe the director, like Arnold Schwarzenegger in the film “Total Recall’ had a yearning for a holiday to Mars? Who knows.
The episode continued and my faith in the BBC was restored when they featured a section on Rock Climbing in Pembrokeshire. Wales is arguable the best place in the UK for rock climbing and the high cliffs of the pembrokeshire coast look absolutely amazing. The long routes bathed in sunshine seem a true test for any seasoned climber and those other distracting elements such as the unpredictable wind and the raging sea below gives a cliff route that little extra fear factor.
You can see the Rock Climbing section here http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/b012l0h7/?t=17m15s
So if your struggling to decide on where to venture this summer holiday and don’t quite fancy the long haul flight to mars! - then go to Clarach Bay and explore the marvelous Welsh Coast and all it has to offer. There's even some amazing cheap deals at caravan parks in aberystwyth .