The West Wales coastline surprises first time visitors
as it provides such a wide variety of features from clean
sandy beaches, rugged cliff faces to secluded coves with
rock pools and caves.
The coastal footpaths are ideal for the casual walk or
the adventurous hike and offer spectacular views along
the Cardigan Bay coastline through to the distant Snowdonia
Mountains of North Wales.
Cardigan Bay is famous for its resident dolphins and the
grey seals that populate the cliff edges. The sunsets
are often spectacular as the setting sun is seen to its
very end where it finally dips over the distant horizon.
The local area is full of attractions so that you can
obtain that true West Wales flavour. Visit working farms,
woolen and flour mills, cheese making displays, the local
chocolate factory, steam railways; in fact the list goes
on and on.
Places to visit
Ideal sandy bay for the children to enjoy split into two
beaches plus a concrete launching ramp for small boats
at high tide.
Penbryn beach is totally unspoilt with a mile of golden
sand and can be approached by a woodland walk from the
National Trust Car Park
At first, it seems as though there is only one beach
but at low tide, walk round to the second beach on the
right to see the waterfall cascading from the cliff
top. A favorite haunt for those that enjoy sailing their
or those that wish to windsurf.
If you feel that you wish to escape from the crowd,
travel down the winding lanes to find this secluded
pebble beach that has avoided the pressures for change.
A small beach side holiday village found at the very
bottom of a deep valley with a few good 'eating holes'.
Enjoy a meal at the beach edge café or the Ship
Inn and the take the cliff walk that leads to Ynys Lochtyn
National Trust Headland where you can absorb the views
along the northern coast and see the very tip of the
islands at the top of Cardigan Bay
A small seaside town that could almost be described
as a typical beach resort but one that is probably more
appealing due to its quaintness. The beaches are protected
by a stone quay that acts as a breakwater so the bathing
is safe for the smallest children. Take a boat trip
along the coast and witness the antics of the dolphins.
Links to local places of interest:
This small town is full of Georgian period houses and
the variety of the colours of the buildings is almost
'toy town' in nature. Visit the harbour area and enjoy
the local honey flavoured ice cream in the waterside
café and then stroll through the town to take
in the full atmosphere of West Wales.
Moylgrove and Ceibwr
Picturesque hamlet that leads down to Ceibwr which affords
the perfect spot to view the ancient cliff strata of
the Pembrokeshire Coastline.
Bird of Prey Centre
National Coracle Centre
Mill St. Dogmaels
Island Coastal Farm Park
fishing on the River Teifi