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Our top pick of beaches to visit..........

Whether you are enjoying a family holiday, a romantic break or just a quiet few days away there are plenty of choices in Ceredigion. Less than a 10 minute drive from Thistledown you will get your first glimpse of the sea! We have only listed our favourites below, but there are so many more within 40 minutes of us - visit a different one every day of your holiday.

Explore the Blue Flag Seaside Award winning beaches along the coastline of Cardigan Bay, safe in the knowledge that the most popular bathing beaches are patrolled by RNLI lifeguards during the summer season.

Dogs are welcome on Ceredigion beaches. There are some restrictions between 1st May and 30th September, but there is always an area of beach where the whole family, including pets can enjoy together. Restrictions are displayed on signs close to the beach itself, so please check first. Here are a few of our favourite beaches.

New Quay - 11miles/22 mins

Harbour beach has a blue flag and is patrolled by RNLI lifeguards in the summer months.

Dolphin spotting boat trips depart from the harbour to explore Ceredigion marine heritage coast. New Quay is a beautiful town with lovely pubs and cafes. The best fish and chips around from The Lime Crab (in our opinion - perfect for coeliacs!) And truly amazing ice cream from Creme Pen Cei.

Mwnt - 16miles/31mins

Owned by the national trust , Mwnt overlooks a small and secluded sandy beach. Unfortunately there is no avoiding a long, steep walk to the beach, but it is well worth the effort. This very special place is reflected in it having Green Coast status. Dogs allowed Oct-Apr only.

Aberporth - 12miles/24mins

A blue flag beach with excellent water quality. A favourite destination for a family day out. 

Llangranog - 10 miles/19mins

A lovely beach, a mixture of sand & rock. Treat yourselves to a delicious pizza on the beach from Tafell a Tan. Or a meal in one of the beach front pubs

Aberaeron - 13.9/21mins

A completely rocky beach in a small harbour town, with independent shops, cafes, ice cream parlours & lots more worth discovering! Walk along the sea front or explore the rock pools at low tide.

Cwmtydu - 10miles/22mins

This beach is predominantly shingle. The cove is relatively safe for various water sports. The area is well known locally for being a good place to spot dolphins and seals. Around September onwards you can often spot seal pups on the beach.

Poppit Sands - 18.6/37mins

A vast beach at low tide. An excellent beach to let your dogs run free. You will often see horses galloping along the waters edge. A visit to Poppit would not be complete without a treat from the amazing Crwst!

Stay safe & always be aware of your surroundings & check out the tide times for whichever beach you are visiting.

Information from

www.visitcardigan.com

www.discoverceredigion.co.uk

https://www.tidetimes.co.uk/