Ceredigion has an amazing coastline full of small fishing villages, harbours, hidden coves and sandy beaches; here’s some of our favourite gems.
New Quay is definitely the go to destination when visiting beaches in Ceredigion so no list would be complete without it. The pictures talk for them selves and New Quay offers a great day out for the whole family; sandy beaches, ice cream shops, dolphin spotting, boat rides and walking what more could you want?! There are daily boat trips from New Quay offering the chance to see some amazing species such as Dolphins, Porpoise, Atlantic grey seals and many bird species such as Guillemots and Razorbills close up in their natural environment. Have a look here to find out more http://newquayboattrips.co.uk/
Llangrannog is a small, colourful village with the most amazing coves, coastal walks, sandy beach and home made ice cream shop anyone could ever want! It truly is a must on anyone’s list. Great for swimming, surfing and kayaking and at low tide you can walk around the rocks to another beach the other side. If you’re into walking the coast path gives you exceptional views across cardigan bay and beyond and offers traffic free walking for children and dogs. You can also walk along the grassy headland called Yny Lochtyn that juts out into the bay, walking along here with the sea either side of you and the most stunning views of the coastline you truly feel a world away from anywhere.
If you like walking and exploring a great section of the coast path is from Llangrannog to Penbryn, start with an ice cream at Llangrannog and finish in the lovely ‘Plwmp Tart’ cafe at Penbryn… perfect! Penbryn is a stunning spot; the car park and cafe are nestled in the woods about half a mile from the beach you then follow a small winding road that takes you to the sea. Alternatively go behind the cafe and follow the steps down and over the stream and wander through a beautiful old woodland leading down to the beach. The Plwmp Tart cafe is open 10-5pm everyday but Monday during the summer, it’s dog friendly and plenty of places to park.
Now this beauty of a spot isn’t so well known and a bit more ‘off the beaten track’ which just adds to the magic of it. Down a small winding country road past farms and fields you get to a grassy car park and a 13th century whitewashed church. A small steep path with steps leads you down the golden sands and blue water. Behind the chapel is a steep hill ‘Foel Y Mwnt’ and is a must climb to get the BEST views along the coastline, on a clear day you can even the Snowdonia mountain range and Llyn peninsula in the distance. Definitely take a pack lunch and a good pair of walking shoes as there is so much to explore here.
Have a fantastic time exploring, if you’d like any more information please get in touch.
All the best,
The Treberfedd Team.