Now that summer is here it’s about time we make the most of our fabulous beaches! There are many to choose from which means you’re bound to find something to suit your beach criteria. For sport, wildlife, scenery or simply lounging, here’s our Summer 2014 Ceredigion Beach Guide…
Best Scenic Beach
Harbour Beach at New Quay is a Blue Flag beach with picturesque harbour and sweeping views along Cardigan Bay – just as in Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood. The bay is famous as the home to the largest pod of bottlenose dolphins in Europe: visitors can choose from half or full day boat tours, or even stunning sunrise trips with A Bay to Remember .
Stay in: Black Lion New Quay – The famous Black Lion Inn has everything you could want with good food, great views and a warm welcome – there’s a reason why it was the favourite haunt for national treasure Dylan Thomas. Rooms from £70.00.
Best Family Beach
Another Blue Flag beach with legendary sunken forest and golden sand stretching to Ynyslas nature reserve with sand dunes, wildflowers and miles to explore. The younger kids can delve into the rock pools whereas the older more adventurous types can have a go at surfing . The Animalarium is a great option if the weather isn’t holding up, housing animals you would expect in some of the biggest zoos! As for the adults, Dad can head to the golf courses and Mum can sip on a Seaweed Gin.
Stay in: York House & Pebbles Guest House – Located on the sea front with fantastic locally sourced full Welsh breakfast.
B&B double from £65
Best Off-the-Beaten-Track Beach
Mwnt is a sheltered sandy cove, owned by the National Trust. A path circles Foel y Mwnt leading to the top of the hill which overlooks the beach . The conical hilltop is ideal for quietly spotting dolphins and the Ceredigion Coast Path passes close by.
Stay in: Ffynnonfendigaid B&B– B&B on 8 acre site (also includes ‘Beudy Bendigaid’ stone barn conversion for self-catering, and ‘Dolly’ the Circus Waggon).
B&B for 2 in double ensuite from £75.00