Ceredigion Swimming beaches

The beach guide has 14 swimming beaches listed in Ceredigion. Check here for all swimming beaches in the UK

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    1. Tresaith Beach

    The pretty little resort of Tresaith sits in a sheltered bay between Aberporth and Penbryn. The name comes from the River Saith which…

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    2. Traeth-y-Dyffryn Beach (Aberporth)

    Aberpoth is a picturesque village nestling in the hills of the Cardigan Bay area, approximately mid-way between New Quay and Newport. There are two lovely, sandy beaches, separated from each other by a rocky area, and flanked on one side…

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    3. Aberporth Beach

    Aberporth is known for being a charming little village on the coast of Ceredigion and Aberporth Beach is one of the prettiest in the area. Aberporth Beach is something of a misnomer as it is actually two separate beaches bisected by…

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    4. Mwnt Beach

    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…

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    5. New Quay - Harbour Beach

    New Quay is a delightful, bustling seaside resort on the Ceredigion coast. The bay is home to colonies of seals and bottlenose dolphins, and wildlife watching is an important part of the local economy. Boats taking visitors to look for…

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    6. 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

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    7. Llanrhystud Beach

    This popular beach in Cardigan Bay consists of a long bank of pebbles with sand at low tide. There are two beaches in Llanrhystud, with this, the south beach located, on the southern side of the Afon Wyre river. To the north the coastline…

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    8. Clarach - North Beach

    Clarach Bay lies in the scenic Ceredigion coast, about one mile north of Aberystwyth. There is not a village here as such, only a cluster of caravan parks and holiday villages. The award-winning beach is a popular destination in good weather…

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    9. Borth Beach

    At high tide this appears to be a sloping shingle beach divided by a series of wooden groynes. Come here when the tide is out and you’ll be rewarded with a three-mile expanse of clean, golden sand.

    The waters quality here is good…

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    10. South Beach (New Quay)

    New Quay is a bustling harbour town whose character and lovely beaches attract plenty of visitors in summer. Seals and dolphins are known to live in the bay and wildlife-watching boat trips depart regularly from the harbour in peak season.…

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    11. Clarach Beach

    Clarach Bay is a sheltered sand and shingle beach about one mile north of Aberystwyth. The natural cove is flanked by steep cliffs and is backed by a holiday village and caravan park. The clean beach is used by bathers, watersport enthusiasts…

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    12. Traeth Gwyn Beach (New Quay)

    New Quay was once an important centre for fishing and ship building. Today it is a popular holiday resort and one of Wales’s top sailing destinations. Poet Dylan Thomas lived for a time in the village and is thought to have based some…

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    13. Cei Bach Beach

    Little Quay, or Cei Bach as it is also known, is about a mile and a half to the west of New Quay and around five miles from Aberaeron Harbour. The beach is sheltered and generally quiet, and you can enjoy the views over the sea and out…

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    14. Aberaeron South Beach

    The beach south of the harbour in this pleasant little town is the best. A series of groynes run the length of the beach between which are pebbles. The town of Aberaeron is right next to the beach and has all the facilities as well as…