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Cardigan Bay Holiday Accomodation


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Tresaith, situated in Cardigan Bay, West Wales

Cardigan Bay offers a wealth of beautiful beaches, rugged cliffs, rural and coastal footpaths and charming, quaint towns and villages with artists to visit and Welsh culture and heritage to explore. Walking, cycling, fishing, canoeing, sea kayaking, snorkelling, bird watching and so much more... Clean fresh air, stunning sunsets and no crowds.

One of these beaches is Tresaith, set in a small sheltered bay. The beach is popular with families offering safe swimming and rock pools. There are public toilets, a shop and café and The Ship Inn, with an outdoor terrace overlooking the beach. The beach has a slipway and is a popular sailing destination.

Aberporth

The picturesque village of Aberporth overlooks 2 beaches and is a favourite holiday destination. Rocky pools are exposed at low tide and the cliff top walk along the Ceredigion Coast offers spectacular views; it is a 30 minute walk from Tresaith. There is a shop, pubs, restaurants, a launderette and chemist. This is a blue flag beach.

Mwnt

Owned by the National Trust, the headland of Mwnt overlooks a sheltered sandy beach. A 13th century church and a wealth of history make this a popular place to visit. Clifftop walks with spectacular views and frequent sightings of bottlenose dolphin make Mwnt well worth a visit. Access to the beach is via steep steps and there is a small café/shop open throughout the summer season. This is a blue flag beach.

LLangrannog

North of Tresaith is Llangrannog, a coastal village with sandy beaches. The village is situated in a steep valley with the main street winding its way down to the seafront. Here you will find "The Ship" and "The Pentre Arms" both offering good beer and food, two cafes and a shop.

Cwmtydu Beach

A secluded cove with a shingle beach, with both folding and faulting exposed in the bands that form the cliffs, dating back 400 million years. At low tide why not take a look at some of the caves, which over the years, have played host to many of the smugglers, who frequently used the secluded bay, safe from prying eyes. "The Tydu" stream forms freshwater pools on the beach. Atlantic Grey Seals also frequent this beach, often having chosen to use it as a nursery for their pups.

Penbryn Beach

Owned by the National Trust, Penbryn is probably the most unspoilt beach on the Ceredigion coast. It is quite simply a beautiful, mile long beach with not a building or hut in view. There is a car park 400yds from the beach, where there is also a small café, although there is a turning circle down at the beach, for those who may find the walk difficult. The walk to the beach is through Cwm Lladron (Robber’s Valley) as Penbryn was a well known destination for illicit Irish smugglers in the 18th century.

Cenarth

The charming Conservation village of Cenarth, huddled around its spectacular falls, is a real beauty spot. These falls, a multitude of low waterfalls cascading over rocks and boulders, punctuate the river Teifi as it tumbles on to Cardigan Bay. It is here that the salmon, migrating upstream, can be seen leaping as they negotiate their way through this challenging water every year. The National Coracle Centre is found in Cenarth, as well as a lovely riverside walk and a few shops and pubs.

Cardigan

An ancient market town on the River Teifi estuary; home of the first Welsh Eisteddfod and start of both the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and Ceredigion Coast Path. Cardigan provides a traditional shopping and cultural centre for visitors to West Wales. You will find the traditional Butcher and Baker and Grocery shops plus specialists for local arts, sports and fishing and much more. There is the Cardigan Market in the Guildhall, The Heritage Centre on the river and Theatre Mwldan and Art Gallery.

The Gwaun Valley

Notorious for its picturesque scenery and home brewed beers. Visit Aunt Bessie’s for the experience of a lifetime!

Aberaeron

Aberaeron’s most striking feature is its architecture, one house in every four is listed. The thriving port plays a major part with its stonewalled harbour sheltering yachts for much of the year. A culinary treat is a visit to The Harbourmaster- www.harbour-master.com

THINGS TO DO

Canoeing, there are some great sections of water to canoe on the Teifi River, the section from Llechryd Bridge to the mouth at Poppit Sands is tidal and so long as there is enough water, it makes a great half day trip – www.fforestoutdoor.co.uk

Sea Kayaking with easy beach access can be found at Tresaith, Aberporth and Llangrannog but take precaution, do not kayak alone – sea conditions change frequently. www.cardiganbaywatersports.org.uk

Surfing, good places to take your board by car with easy access to the beach are Aberporth, LLangrannog and Tresaith occasionally.

Llain Activity Centre, fun and adventure on the Ceredigion coast including abseiling, zip wires, archery, climbing, high ropes, kayaking and many more – www.llain.co.uk

Cenarth Adventure Centre offers paintballing, laser combat and other activities – www.cenarth-paintball.co.uk

Fishing, including some great sea fishing, and the thrill of game fishing on the rivers for salmon and sea trout. Splendid beaches offer bass and mullet and cod in winter, with many rocky shores where Pollack, wrasse, mackerel and conger lurk. www.teifiriverguides.co.uk. There are a number of lakes and fisheries that offer coarse fishing.

Gardens of West Wales, there are many beautiful gardens to discover such as The National Botanical Gardens, Aberglassney, the garden lost in time. Visit www.ngs.org.uk.

The Teifi Marshes National Nature Reserve & Welsh Wildlife Centre offers a wide range of habitats – www.welshwildlife.org.

The Ceredigion Coastal Path follows the spectacular and varied coastline of Cardigan Bay. Stunning scenery, picturesque villages and a wealth of wildlife, including the highest numbers of dolphin spottings in the UK – www.walkcardiganbay.com.

Cardigan Island Farm Park is located on a scenic headland overlooking the nature reserve of Cardigan Island. A colony of grey seals breed below the caves of the Farm Park and can be seen daily. Cardigan Bay is home to the only resident population of Bottlenose Dolphins in English and Welsh waters.There are a variety of farm animals, some of which can be fed by hand, such as goats, ponies, cattle pigs etc. www.cardiganisland.co.uk.

Wildlife Boat Trips departing from Cardigan – www.baytoremember.co.uk.

New Quay Dolphin Spotting Boat Trips – www.newquayboattrips.co.uk.

Horse Riding – Dyfed Riding Centre, Maes Y Felin, Bridell, Cardigan SA43 3DG 01239 612594

Ceredigion Silver Mines Discovery Centre, an authentic 18th century silver mine in the beautiful Cambrian Mountains, just 15 mins from Aberystwyth www.silverminetours.co.uk.

The Vale of Rheidol Railway, Aberystwyth offers an unforgettable journey through the spectacular Rheidol Valley by narrow gauge steam train – www.rheidolrailway.co.uk.

New Quay Honey Farm, set in an 18 century chapel. Enjoy a fascinating visit to Wales largest working honey farm, (an all weather attraction). www.thehoneyfarm.co.uk.

Golf courses around Cardigan Bay include Cwmrhydneuadd Golf Club – www.cwmgolf.co.uk.
Cardigan Golf Club is a championship course – www.cardigangolf.co.uk and Cilgwyn is a 9 hole course, widely recognised as one of the best of its kind in Wales – www.cilgwyngolf.co.uk.

The Dylan Thomas Trail, in New Quay, an easy 3 mile walk which takes in Dylan’s favourite haunts from when he lived in this pretty seaside village.

Cilwendeg Shell House is an ornamental grotto built in the late 1820’s for Morgan Jones the Younger www.thetempletrust.org.uk.

Antique dealers and collectors, there are many to visit in the area www.walesantiques.co.uk.