Penbryn Beach

Penbryn Beach is one of Ceredigion’s favourite beaches and is managed and owned by the National Trust. It is located between the scenic coves of Tresaith and Llangrannog which sit along the Wales Coast Path. Over the years it has won several awards for its cleanliness and natural beauty

The beach itself is made up of soft, powdery sands that stretch for about a mile and it is generally sheltered from the wind here as the area is surrounded by sloping woodlands that protect it. As a result the beach is popular with families and you can make sandcastles or sunbathe here. The gentle slope of the beach also means that this is a good spot for swimming although there is no lifeguard service.

If the beach seems familiar, that may be because it was used as a location for the James Bond film “Die Another Day”.

There are several ways to get to the beach including a lane that leads to the central car park and Llanborth Farm, or you can walk along a scenic path that takes you through the flowery woodlands.

This area of Wales also has an interesting history as it would have been a route for smugglers in the days of old. In more ancient times it was the home of the pre-Roman tribe known as the Corbalengus.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are not allowed on the beach between 1st May and 30th September

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  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing

Nearest town



SA44 6QL

OS grid ref.

SN 2927 5246

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Penbryn Beach Reviews

Dogs at Penrhyn Beach

Sep 12th 2021

Dogs, mostly off-lead, absolutely everywhere on this beautiful (and supposedly peaceful) beach on a busy sunny day in early September 2021, in spite of the rules.  Impossible to escape from the more or less continuous yapping of dogs, and probably not great for public health either. Better to revoke the unenforceable rules and allow dogs year-round than to kid people that this is, in reality, a dog-free beach in the summer months.


Dec 11th 2020

Parking is a problem nowhere to camp locally ok for day visit car parking very expensive..

Feb 13th 2020

Perfect beach, only downside is the expensive car park.

What did we get wrong?