Discover the shape of our nation. The Welsh coastline has many contrasts and really does offer something for everyone. From cliff top strolls to estuarine wanders, picturesque fishing villages to vibrant cities, industrial heritage to unconquered castles, desolate windswept beaches to bustling sea sides. The Wales Coast Path not only takes you through the Welsh landscape, it takes you through its heritage and its communities. The wild life, flora and fauna flowers of Cardiganshire Coast and Country are truly remarkable. Red Kites and Buzzards soar above whilst Dolphins and seals swim in the bay. Otter’s rare orchids and hundreds of other plants, birds and animals are all here for you to experience and enjoy! Why not add our amazing sunsets into the mixture. Being as far west as you can go the Sun slowly lowers through the sky like a ball of flame dipping into the ocean!
Teifi Valley & River
The Teifi valley originates beyond the wilds of Tregaron and flows majestically down through the towns of Llandysul, and Newcastle Emlyn before arriving at the beautiful village of Cenarth. Here you will find the fabulous salmon falls where year after year the salmon return to spawn up river. The river then flows down through Llechryd and onwards to the beautiful Cardigan Bay. The Teifi valley is host to numerous species of wildlife and country walks are a must to any visitor. In the valley you will find fabulous attractions ranging from the National Wool Museum to the beautiful Teifi valley railway at Henllan, you will also find the mystifying Teifi pools...a fisherman’s dream. Also near Tregaron you can explore Strata Florida an ancient welsh abbey dating back to 1164
Ceredigion boasts some of the most picturesque beaches in the UK
Another jewel in the treasure chest of the coastline of the Cardigan Bay area. Owned by the National Trust the headland of Mwnt overlooks a small and secluded sandy beach. Because of the nature of the terrain Mwnt is not the easiest of beaches to access. There is no avoiding a long steep slope to the beach including steps. There is a large car park, a refreshment kiosk and toilets. Apart from the delights of the beach there are short cliff top walks. A wealth of history including a fifteenth century church makes Mwnt a very special place indeed. This is reflected in it having Green Coast status.
Once a smugglers cove Cwmtydu lies to the south west of New Quay. The Beach is predominantly pebbles with an area of sand exposed at low tides. The beach is dog friendly all year round The area is well known locally for being a good place to spot dolphins and seals: but if they don’t make an appearance the setting sun will not disappoint you.
Llangrannog Beach Boasting superb coastal scenery Llangrannog has always been popular with locals and visitors alike. There is a seafront car park and in the summer months there is additional parking 5 minutes walk from the main beach. The family can have a really enjoyable day out at Llangrannog where there is a well-stocked beach shop, pub and café.
Penbryn Beach A day out at Penbryn needs to be planned but is well worth the extra effort involved. The car park and facilities are a 5 minute walk from the beach, but there is a turning circle and dropping off point at the beach edge. Penbryn is owned by the National Trust The beach, almost a mile in length, is unspoilt and the fine golden sand and shallow waters make it perfect for children Discover the delights of the rock pools or there is fine walking to be had;
Tre-saith is named after the River Saith that cascades over the cliffs to Tresaith beach. The waterfall is an unusual coastal feature and that alone makes Tresaith a ‘must go’ place but there is much more to this small sheltered sandy bay. Popular with families for its clean golden sands. After a long lazy day on the beach ‘The Ship’ will serve you a glass of something cool while you watch the sun set spectacularly over Cardigan Bay.
Here’s a place where you get the best of both worlds. A beach with aexcellent water quality, and one to enjoy with your dog! Car Park, toilets and refreshments are all within easy reach of the beach. Aberporth attracts both bathers and sailors. A favourite destination for a day out.
Poppit Sands Beach
Poppit is undoubtedly one of the most popular beaches in the area. It is a glorious stretch of sand backed by dunes. Despite its popularity Poppit never seems crowded. The café is always busy and will often find it open. There is also an interesting little RNLI shop next to the main Life Boat station.
New Quay Beach Just to the south of the pier, Dolau beach lies below the main car park. Close to the top of the path leading to the beach are New Quay's two fish and chip shops, the Mariner and the Captains Rendezvous. To the left of the pier the Harbour beach is the area's most popular beach in the summer as it within close walking distance of the centre of New Quay
The Weatherman Walking has walked various parts of West Wales’ coastal path and has been heavily featured on the hit BBC program.