A wonderful sandy beach stretching as far as the eye can see is about the best thing in the world. And the best thing about it is that the magic works year-round. A fantastic place on a gorgeous sunny day, sure, but also unbeatable on a freezing winter's day, or a wet autumn day with a beautiful rainbow.
We're absolutely spoilt for choice along this stunning, world-renowned coastline, with sandy cove after sandy cove. Many are dog friendly (restrictions vary at different times of year) and they are minutes away from Trenewydd Farm.
Cardigan Bay has the largest population of dolphins in Europe, so it's always worth having a look from any cliff top to see what you can see.
Our 7 Closest Beaches
Poppit Sands Our local beach, closest to us and only 10 minutes away. The water is very shallow for a long way out so it's ideal for families and paddling. There is a large car park and a lovely little cafe run by Crwst (based in Cardigan).
Newport This is our favourite beach and the one we visit the most often (pictured above). There is a wonderful cafe serving delicious ice creams and drinks, as well as a great links golf course - you can grab lunch at the Cat Rock Cafe. There is a large car park, or you can drive right onto the beach.
Tresaith Also highly recommended, this is the beach that that has the waterfall right from the cliffs above. Turn right on the beach for the waterfall or go left for the caves. Or if you'd rather watch the world go by, have food or a drink at The Ship Inn, right on the front.
Aberporth There are two sheltered beaches at this quaint little village, and this is the best beach around for rock pooling at low tide.
Llangrannog This is possibly the best known of all the beaches nearby, and to be fair it is stunning. There are cafes and shops right up to the beach and the cove is just gorgeous.
Mwnt This might be one of the more remote beaches, but it's definitely worth the effort. Owned by the National Trust, the view of Cardigan Bay is second to none. If you're feeling energetic, head up the path to the top of the hill overlooking the beach and just drink in the view.
New Quay Head to this pretty harbour for dolphin spotting trips - bottlenose dolphins can often be spotted here. There are plenty of shops, cafes and pubs to be found, on the steep terraced slopes.