Beaches in Cardigan, Ceredigion

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The beach guide has 6 beaches listed in and around the town of Cardigan. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • St. Dogmaels Slipway Beach (0.7 miles)

    St. Dogmaels Slipway © Rob Purvis | BY-SA

    This small beach lies next to St Dogmaels village, on the banks of the River Teifi. A number of small fishing boats are moored here. The beach, which is a mix of sand and pebbles, looks out onto the river rather than the sea, but is a pleasant spot to stop for a picnic before…

  • Patch Beach (1.5 miles)

    Patch © Eirian Evans | BY-SA

    Patch is a sandy beach which is part of the wider Cardigan Bay area. It sits in an estuary behind a bank of sand dunes and is the closest beach to the town of Cardigan (Aberteifi). The beach faces the south-west into the River Teifi and due to winds and strong tides it is not…

  • Poppit Sands - East Beach (1.7 miles)

    Poppit Sands - East © Richard Law | BY-SA

    Poppit Sands East is a mostly sandy beach, with areas of pebbles, to the north of the mouth of the River Teifi (Afon Teifi), looking across to Poppit Sands West beach on the other side, and along the rugged coastline of the surrounding area. The beach is protected from erosion by a number of rock…

  • Poppit Sands Beach (2 miles)

    Poppit Sands © Dylan Moore | BY-SA

    Poppit Sands West is a popular, sandy beach, backed by hilly countryside, looking out over the mouth of the River Teifi. The beach is a good destination for bathing, and during the summer months there are lifeguards on duty from 10am until 6pm every day, and a marked out swimming zone.

    It is not advisable to…

  • Gwbert Beach (2.6 miles)

    Gwbert © Bob Jones | BY-SA

    Gwbert (or Gwbert-on-Sea) is a tiny coastal village on the cliffs of Cardigan bay at the mouth of the Teifi river. Pronounced 'Goobert' it is named after an early wandering saint who is said to have made land here and taken shelter in a cave. The village is home to three little, rarely visited coves.…

  • Mwnt Beach (3.6 miles)

    Mwnt © Chris Gunns | BY-SA

    The lovely little beach of Mwnt consists of a rectangle of sand backed by steep cliffs and overlooked by the dome-shaped headland of Foel y Mwnt. Owned by the National Trust, this beach is a little off the beaten track but despite this Mwnt is still a popular family beach.

    Much of Mwnt beach’s attraction…

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