Take a stroll along the coastal path, stopping off along the way to explore the many coves and bays. Enjoy the blue flag beaches on this beautiful coastline.
New Quay is a short drive from Ocean Heights. It has beautiful sandy beaches with rock pools and a pretty harbour. The seaside town is full of pubs, shops, cafes, restaurants, chip shops and take away. There are fishing boats, dolphin and seal spotting trips, kayak hire, scenic coastal walks, a water sports centre all available from the harbour.
Address – Glyn Square, New Quay SA45 9NP
Heading south from New Quay you will come to
Llanina Woods and beach
Go out of New Quay along the B4342, take the first left past Quay West Caravan Park and follow the signs for Cei Bach. Along this road just before the little bridge, you will come to LLanina Woods. There is a carpark on the right. Across the road from the carpark is a short walk beside the stream leading to a beautiful beach.
If you walk over the bridge along the road to the T-junction, turn left and then left again. Go 400yds down this road to Cei Bach beach. (I suggest walking as there is nowhere to park on the road leading to Cei Bach beach).
Address – Parc-Y-Brwcs, New Quay SA45 9SL
At low tide you can walk from New Quay all the way round to Cei Bach beach. This a lovely walk whatever the weather.
If you travel about five miles north, this pretty award-winning harbour town with its tidal harbour with two beaches one either side of the harbour. It has multi coloured terraced houses, pubs, restaurants and interesting independent shops.
Address – Aberaeron SA46 0BH – main car park
If you take the Lampeter road out of Aberaeron you will come to a National Trust property at Llanerchaeron, an 18th Century Mansion available for tour. There is a café and a river side trail.
Address – Llanerchaeron, A482, Ciliau Aeron, Lampeter SA48 8DG
Places to visit heading south along the coastline include,
The carpark is directly overlooking the cove and beach. To the left a river that runs into the sea and there are walks to both sides up and over the hills. Not for the feint hearted but if you walk up the hill on the right, there is another cove on the other side. The views are breath-taking. There is also a cafe
Address Cwmtydu, Llandysul, SA44 6LQ
This picturesque setting has two pubs and a café. The Pentre Arms and The Beach Hut Café overlook the bay. The cafe serves coffee, cakes, fish and chips and Welsh specialties. The Ship Inn is set back behind the carpark and there is a general store.
Address Min-Y-Nant, Llandysul SA44 6RL
There is a carpark and café. From here you can walk down the hill to a beautiful sandy beach.
Address Sarnau, Llandysul SA44 6QL
Another beautiful bay and another Ship Inn where they serve food and drinks. At low tide you can walk round the rock pools to the freshwater waterfall. Parking near the beach is restricted. There is a car park at the top or if you like to walk, you could park in Aberporth and walk along the coastal path.
The address is Tresaith, Cardigan SA43 2JL
There is a small car park above the beach. Stunning views all round and there is an adjacent beach which is also dog friendly with another car park. There are pubs, cafes, a chip shop, and Chinese take away.
Address – Aberporth, Cardigan SA43 2DB
A beautiful hidden cove, a haven for wildlife. One of the best places to see dolphins and seals. This is a must see with its spectacular views across Cardigan Bay.
The Eglwys y Grog, The Church of the Holy Cross at Mwnt is a parish church and Grade I listed building dating possibly from the 13th century.
There is a small café and shop. Dogs are not allowed on the beach between May and September
Address Mwnt, Cardigan SA43 1QH
Cardigan Town is a busy seaside town with The Guildhall indoor Market and a castle, shops pubs and cafes. Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve is well worth a visit.
Address Cardigan SA43 1JL
Gwbert and Poppitt
These are just two more beautiful blue flag beaches along this amazing coastline. Follow the signs from Cardigan Town.
Addresses – Gwbert Cardigan SA43 1PR
– Sands Poppit Sands, Cardigan, SA43 3LN