There are so many beach options in this area you can never get bored. The Ceredigion coastline is the nearest and boasts some of the most spectacular nature and scenery in the UK. Travel south of Cardigan and the Pembrokeshire National Coast Park reveals more bays and clear blue waters.
For a complete contrast, travel south past Carmarthen and experience the vast sweeping sands of Pembrey and the longest beach in Wales – Cefn Sidan.
The beaches mentioned below begin from Cardigan and stretch north. Remember to look out for the dolphins!
On the mouth of the Teifi, this beach is huge when the tide’s out and there’s lots of sand dunes to play in. Very impressive scenery and the café is open during Summer. Also lifeboat station and perfect for dog walking.
Another National Trust Area, a very picturesque bay, with a little white chapel to top it all off. Fairly quiet but involves a walk down.
A fairly long, sandy beach in an enclosed bay, perfect for a family day out to the seaside. There is a shop and pub just above the beach.
A gorgeous long sandy bay when the tide is not in. There is also some very pretty ancient woodland.
A beautiful National Trust area, walk up the steps to the top for dramatic views. The main pull here is also for the two cafes, an excellent fish and chip shop and two very good pubs. Get there early during school summer hols (for parking).
A typical seaside town with the usual attractions. Can get busy but explore a little north and south of the town and there are some fabulous walks to be had. Also dolphin watching trips out of the bay.
Famous for its honey ice cream and colourful Georgian houses, there are some really good cafes and restaurants here but not so much typical beach fun.
Lovely little town with a vast beach that has lots to explore at low tide.