Discover Ceredigion's beaches, harbours and seaside villages

Sixty miles of  coastline with sandy, family friendly beaches and pretty, sheltered coves make Ceredigion a top beach holiday destination.  There are caves, rockpools sand-dunes and an ancient sunken forest to explore, and there's still plenty of room for watersports too. Ceredigion is proud of its high quality beach environment, recognised by the annual award of Blue Flag, Seaside and Green Coast awards.

The communities listed below are shown from north to south.


Borth village and beaches

Shallow waters and almost three miles of golden sand makes Borth's Blue Flag and Seaside Award beach one of Ceredigion's most popular beaches with families. There's plenty of room for runners, surfers and thrill-seeking kite surfers who like to feel the sea breeze at Ynyslas too.

Borth village and beaches


Clarach beach and Wallog

The sheltered aspect of Clarach makes it one of Ceredigion's most popular holiday village beaches. A short walk from Clarach is the remote beach of Wallog and the mysterious 'causeway' of Sarn Cynfelyn.

Clarach beach and Wallog


Aberystwyth beaches

Aberystwyth's beaches and elegant seafront are a focal point for the town with a meandering, mile long promenade linking the north and south beaches, which are separated by the castle headland.  

Aberystwyth beaches


Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth, affectionately known as 'Aber', is a town with wider horizons than its rural coastline setting and relaxed lifestyle might suggest. As a university town, it's a melting pot of cultures and ideas: museums, archives and galleries reveal a depth of heritage to be discovered; superlatives abound: first, oldest, longest, best ...

Aberystwyth is an ideal base to explore the landscapes of Ceredigion the Cardigan Bay coast and the Cambrian Mountains. 

Aberystwyth


Llanrhystud, Llanon, Aberarth and Aberaeron shoreline

Characterised by pebble beaches and rocky, sea eroded platforms, the central section of Ceredigion's coast between Llanrhystud and Aberaeron, to the south of Aberystwyth may appear to be undeveloped and wild, but there's a great deal of history to be discovered along the foreshore.   

Llanrhystud, Llanon, Aberarth and Aberaeron shoreline


Aberaeron

Aberaeron, is picture postcard pretty with colourful and graceful buildings, friendly leisure harbour and a great series of summer events. Once a busy fishing port which also saw families emigrate to the New World, Aberaeron today is one of Ceredigion's best loved towns. ​

Aberaeron


New Quay village and beaches

New Quay bay has three very different and beautiful, popular beaches. Harbour Beach is New Quay's main beach, tucked below the sloping terraces of the village and sheltered from the prevailing weather by the harbour wall. A designated Blue Flag beach, with clean, clear water, a designated safe swimming area and soft, fine sand, Harbour beach is a firm favourite with families. 

New Quay village and beaches


Llangrannog village and beaches

The sandy beaches of Llangrannog are divided by the distinctive rock formation known as Carreg Bica. Popular with families and surfers alike, Llangrannog is one of Ceredigion's best loved seaside villages.

Llangrannog village and beaches


Penbryn beach

Penbryn beach is a mile of soft sand at low tide, sheltered by wooded slopes. It has rockpools and even a smugglers cave to explore. It is also a great location for stargazing.

Penbryn beach


Tresaith village and beach

Tresaith has a fabulous Blue Flag and Seaside Award winning sandy beach, popular for sailing and surfing. There are rock pools to explore and even a waterfall. The village has legendary origins, and is also the setting of the dramatic novel 'The Welsh Witch'.

Tresaith village and beach


Aberporth village and beaches

Aberporth bay has a wide, gently sloping sandy beach, divided by a small headland. It's a popular family beach, ideal for building sandcastles, creating sand art and exploring rockpools.

Aberporth village and beaches


Mwnt beach

Mwnt is an idyllic spot on the Ceredigion coast, with sweeping views across Cardigan Bay from the summit of the conical hill (Foel y Mwnt) that rises above the sandy sheltered beach. The beach itself is reached by steps alongside a tumbling stream.

Mwnt beach


Cardigan-historic former county town on the Teifi

Cardigan is the historic gateway into Ceredigion from the south west. Cardigan's Welsh name is Aberteifi:  [town at] the mouth of the Teifi, ​giving its name to Cardigan Bay as it developed as a significant 18th century Atlantic seaport.

Cardigan-historic former county town on the Teifi