Wales Coast Explorer 4+

The coastline in your pocket


Designed for iPad

    • 3.9 • 8 Ratings
    • Free



Become a Wales Coast Explorer, with the coastline in your pocket.

The Wales Coast Explorer | Crwydro Arfordir Cymru is your go-to FREE app for exploring the whole Welsh coastline – from estuary to ocean, beach to clifftop.

Whether visiting or living locally, use the Wales Coast Explorer to plan your trip, enjoy the wildlife and landscapes and learn how to protect them.

Marine Codes of Conduct
Equip yourself with the knowledge you need to enjoy the coastline responsibly – including exclusion zone maps, voluntary codes of conduct, and push notifications for sensitive habitats

Wildlife Identification
Your handy pocket guide to identifying the wildlife you are likely to see while out and about on the Welsh coast, estuaries and seas

Wildlife Facts
Learn about the amazing wildlife around the coastline of Wales – from seabirds to seals, dolphins to anemones, creepy crawlies to plants!

Report a Sighting
Share photos and locations of your wildlife sightings, and contribute towards the body of knowledge collected by your local Biodiversity Information Centre

Maritime Archaeology
NEW for 2022! Use our handy map to discover archaeological sites along the Welsh coast – including shipwrecks, promontory forts, ancient forests and other fascinating sites.

Report an Archaeological site!
As tides wash out and sands shift, old sites of interest can be exposed. Archaeologists at the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales are looking for YOUR help to record the condition of these sites. Submit your photos and sightings via the App!

Invasive Species
Spotted something that shouldn’t be there? Get to know the Invasive Non Native Species (INNS) for your area and support your local Biodiversity Information Centre by reporting your sighting through the App

Fully bilingual
The Wales Coast Explorer | Crwydro Arfordir Cymru is a fully bilingual App – just set your preference to English or Welsh within the App

Tide Tables
Never be caught out by the tide – use the accurate tide tables on the App to plan your trip (currently only available in Pembrokeshire)

Geology and Industry
Find sites showcasing the geology and industry of your area (currently only available in Pembrokeshire)

Restriction Alerts 
By enabling background location mode, receive push notifications to agreed access restrictions that have been drawn up by conservation organisations and coastal users. These have been agreed to preserve and protect the marine wildlife, including the following access restriction zones:
• Seabirds nesting
• Seal area
• Priority to wildlife
• Slow: Minimum speed
• Harbour
• Ministry of Defence area
• Extreme Caution: Porpoise area
Plan ahead – Keep your distance – Reduce speed and sound

Wildlife Safari
• Explore regions
• View walking routes
• Lean and identify 'The Big 5' species
• 360 VR images on current and 'Changed Landscapes'


Continued use of GPS can decrease the battery life of your device.

The Wales Coast Explorer | Crwydro Arfordir Cymru is a project led by Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum and delivered jointly by Marine SACs in Wales and NRW, funded by Welsh Government via Wales Marine Protected Areas.

Maritime Archaeology information funded by and developed in collaboration with the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW).

What’s New

Version 5.0.0

Wildlife Safari - Currently activated in the Llyn Peninsular, explore new content for 'The Big 5'. Walk along the Safari routes and report on 'The Big 5' species. Immerse yourself in the interactive 360 VR 'Changing Landscapes' to compare what they look like now and how they may change in the near future.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Dan__Paris ,

Full of info

The app has lots of information which is great for learning. It would be great to see other people’s wildlife sightings though, like a big map with user- uploaded sightings.

Developer Response ,

Hello Dan_Paris,

Thank you for taking the time to review our app. Great to hear you're enjoying all the information and learning more about the brilliant Welsh coast. :-)

Thanks also for your good idea regarding the wildlife sightings. We've made a note this end so we can discuss further, when funding opportunity arises to make developments in the future.

Alec, Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum Team

simonp820 ,

Why do you have to register/login?

Instantly deleted :(

Developer Response ,

Hey there - thanks for your review and we're sorry you deleted without using the app! We've listened to feedback from our users and will be removing the requirement to register/log in during our next update. If you want to record the wildlife you spot when you're out and about you'll still be able to register for an account. Maybe you could give us another go after that :)
~ Jo, the WCE team

App Privacy

The developer, Tinopolis, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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