Mwnt has been voted by the public as a top ‘Special Place’ in Wales 2014. Mwnt is an idyllic spot on the Ceredigion coast, with sweeping views across Cardigan Bay, particularly from the top of the conical hill that looks over the sheltered sandy beach. It is the closest beach to Ffynnon Grog and is a short walk along a bridle path, or a half mile drive in a car to get there. The beach and the local area surrounding Mwnt is managed by the National Trust, who help to preserve the natural beauty of these special places. For more information about Mwnt and the surrounding areas, please visit the Discover Ceredigion website below:
Poppit is a stunning sandy beach at the mouth of the Teifi Estuary, backed by a vast area of dunes. With lovely views of St Dogmaels and the Pembrokeshire headlands, as well as views towards Cardigan Island, it is a beautiful blue flag beach where you can spend the day with family and friends. Poppit is dog-friendly all year round so you can even bring your dog! Poppit is the start point for the Pembrokeshire coast path, which covers over 186 miles and ends in Amroth. For more information please take a look at the Visit Pembrokeshire website below:
Llangrannog was originally a hidden village above the old port. The sandy beaches which are nestled below the cliffs are a firm favourite with families, people wanting beach holidays, surfers and people wanting to try out water sports. A small peninsula near Llangrannog called Ynys Lochtyn is a great place to spot seals. For more information about Llangrannog beach and the surrounding areas, please visit the discover Ceredigion website below:
Cwmtydu is a beautiful secluded beach that was previously a harbour and was popular as a traditional smugglers hideaway. The beach has steep cliff sides and many sea caves, which were used to hide brandy and salt until they could be moved by horseback when it was safe. Nowadays it is often a spot where seals give birth to their pups between September and October.
A tiny inlet of rocks and sand surrounded by tall cliffs, this is one of the most wild and remote beaches close to Mwnt. The spectacular cliff folds form part of the Nant Ceibwr Valley, which was formed through many years of glacial erosion. This is an area which provides a haven for birdlife and so is a fantastic for birdwatchers. To the south of the bay is a collapsed cave which is known as the ‘Witches Cauldron’ (Pwll-y-Wrach).
Tresaith is a beach steeped in history and is the setting of the dramatic novel ‘The Welsh Witch’. It is a lovely, award winning sandy beach with an unusual feature at the most northern point of the beach, a waterfall, created by glacial activity many years ago and the water was redirected down the River Saith. There are many rock pools to explore and many of cliff faces have limpet and mussels clinging to surface. For more information please visit the Discover Ceredigion website below:
Aberporth has two beautiful, sheltered sandy beaches which are overlooked by the pretty coastal town. You can enjoy the beach and its rock pools, which are exposed during periods of low tide, or you can enjoy the far reaching views across Cardigan Bay from the cliff top walks which form part of the Ceredigion Coast path. For more information on Aberporth please visit the Cardigan Bay website below:
This stunning, mile long, sandy beach sheltered by mature woodland is one of Ceredigion’s most popular beaches. Linked to other beaches by the Ceredigion coast path and the perfect spot for stargazing, you can see why it was chosen as a location for the James Bond film Die Another Day.
There are two ways you can get down to the beach; starting at the car park at Llanborth Farm, you can walk along the lane or take the path through the wood. For more information please visit the National Trust Website below: