The Beach Guide

Best beaches in Ceredigion

Below are a list of the top 10 beaches in Ceredigion as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in Ceredigion is Tresaith. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in Ceredigion just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

  • Tresaith Beach © John Brightley | BY-SA

    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 cascades down the cliffs and on to the sandy beach below. Apparently the little waterfall was created…

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  • Traeth-y-Dyffryn Beach (Aberporth) © Cered | BY-SA

    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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  • Aberporth Beach © Steve-uk | BY-SA

    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 a…

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  • Mwnt Beach © Chris Gunns | BY-SA

    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 little off the beaten track but despite this…

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  • New Quay - Harbour Beach © Pink_pixie21 | BY-SA

    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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  • Aberystwyth (North) Beach © Nick Macneill | BY-SA

    6. Aberystwyth (North) Beach

    Aberystwyth North Beach is livelier than the South Beach being slightly more accessible from the town. The beach fronts the town of Aberystwyth and you will find a promenade here that stretches for over a mile, skirting close to the sand.…

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  • Penbryn Beach © Barrie Trigg | BY-SA

    7. 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…

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  • Llanon Beach © Nigel Brown | BY-SA

    8. Llanon Beach

    Llanon Beach takes its name from Saint Non who was the mother of the patron saint of Wales, Saint David. This region is steeped in Welsh history as both Saint Non and Saint David would have lived in the Llanon Beach area around 500 AD.…

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  • Llanrhystud Beach © John Fielding | BY-SA

    9. 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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  • Tanybwlch Beach (Aberystwyth) © Gareth James | BY-SA

    10. Tanybwlch Beach (Aberystwyth)

    Tanybwlch Beach lies close to the town of Aberystwyth and has views over the towering Pen Dinas which is the site of a hill fort that dates from the Iron Age. Pen Dinas is home to a memorial in the form of an upturned cannon which marks…

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