The 870-mile (1400km) path around Wales is due to be completed the following year
Coastal Wales is known as the "best region in the world" to check out next year by a vacation guide.
The nation's coastline is highlighted within the Lonely Planet's finest in Travel 2012 help guide to the most effective locations to go over the next 12 months.
After that May, Wales will become 1st country on earth to provide tourists an official trail appropriate around its coastline.
The Welsh federal government said the recognition associated with the seaside path was "fantastic news".
The book, with its seventh 12 months, features 10 countries, 10 areas and 10 cities handpicked because of the publisher's travel specialists whilst the most useful locations to visit.
What a delightful thing: to walk the whole period of a country's shoreline”End Quote Lonely Globe
"just how far better to certainly value the shape - and heart - of a country?" the yearly guide asks of the coastal course.
It states: "What a wonderful thing: to walk the entire duration of a country's coastline, to track its every nook, cranny, cliff-face, indent and estuary.
"Well, in 2012 Wales becomes the actual only real nation in the world where you can do just that.
"The All Wales Coast Path (AWCP) will squiggle continually from Chepstow when you look at the south to close Queensferry in the north - via remarkable serrations, sandy bays and domineering castles - making 1, 377km of shore available."'Royal stamp'
Lonely globe's Tom Hall explained: "These are a few of Lonely earth's must-see places for 2012, either simply because they have one thing special taking place the following year, there's lots of buzz towards destination, or because we have been tipping it as an up-and-coming spot that you should see, ahead of the crowds get there."
He proceeded: "along with the novel capability to walk its entire coast, the spot arrives top due to the wildlife, great surf, castles and great places like Barafundle Bay and St Davids.
When it starts the trail will provide a real boost to regional economies around Wales' coast”End Quote John Griffiths Environment Minster
"since Wills and Kate have set-up residence in the area it has additionally received the royal stamp of endorsement."
Wales Coast route task manager Sue Rice, of the Countryside Council for Wales (CCW), said she was "really excited" in the news.
"We hope your path will encourage not merely visitors to Wales, but also locals to savor the health great things about outside relaxing, " she said.
"The local authorities across the road have got all added much energy to help make this take place. Their particular commitment and efforts on a lawn has actually allowed the task to just take shape. We enjoy seeing it available next spring."
Environment Minster John Griffiths stated the recognition regarding the Wales Coast Path was "fantastic news".
"When it opens the trail will offer an actual boost to neighborhood economies around Wales' shoreline, " he stated.
The road is a result of formally start on 5 May 2012.'secure and practical'
Of this approx 870-mile (1, 400km) lengthy road, some 838 miles (1, 350km) have been finished, stated CCW.