Mwnt Beach

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  • 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 lies in its unspoilt natural beauty. With fine golden sand, turquoise sea and barely a sign of development this is a special place.

    One of the few buildings near the beach is the diminutive 14th century Church of the Holy Cross (Eglwys y Grog). This little whitewashed chapel was built for passing sailors and pilgrims who frequented the area in medieval times.

    Located within the Cardigan Bay Special Area of Conservation, the headland at Mwnt beach is a great spot for spotting dolphins, basking sharks and porpoises as well as a host of other wildlife.

    Type of beach


    Lifeguard service


    Dogs friendly beach?

    Dogs are not permitted on beach 1st may to 30th sep.

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    • Swimming/bathing


    • Cafe/restaurant
    • Toilets
    • Disabled facilities

    Nearest town



    SA43 1QH

    OS grid ref.

    SN 1940 5190


    Charge for parking. no disabled spaces.

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Green Coast AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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    Mwnt Beach Reviews

    Mwnt my favourite place

    Judith Sadler
    Nov 21st 2020

    This is one of my most favourite beaches in the world. To arrive there and sit on the white sand and look out into that little slice of Cardigan bay, there is nothing nicer. Because the car park is small us beach is never too full.

    Clean beautiful beach

    Jul 28th 2022

    National Trust carpark, great cafe selling drinks and snacks
    Beach is one of the cleanest I’ve been to, nice to visit a dog free beach