Best beaches in Ceredigion

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Below are a list of the top 12 beaches in Ceredigion as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in Ceredigion is Llangrannog. 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.

  • 1. Llangrannog Beach

    Llangrannog © Jonathan Hall

    Llangrannog would have started life as a rural village attached to a port, but nowadays the beach here is the main draw and one of the best loved in Ceredigion. The beach here sits below a series of craggy cliffs and on what is part of the scenic Wales Coast Path.

    Llangrannog beach is a family…

  • 2. Aberporth Beach

    Aberporth © Steve-uk | BY-SA

    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 headland with Dyffryn Beach to the west and Dolwen Beach to the east.…

  • 3. Penbryn Beach

    Penbryn © Barrie Trigg | BY-SA

    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…

  • 4. Cilborth Beach

    Cilborth © Eirian Evans | BY-SA

    Cilborth Beach is located to the north of Llangrannog Beach and at low tide you can walk between the two. Alternatively, you can take a coastal path to get to Cilborth Beach via some steps cut into the cliff side.

    The beach is covered in soft sand and lies in a picturesque cove. It is…

  • 5. Mwnt Beach

    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…

  • 6. Tresaith Beach

    Tresaith © John Brightley | BY-SA

    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 by a glacier blocking the course of the River Saith many millennia ago.


  • 7. Borth Beach

    Borth © Pedrik

    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 and the shallowness of the waters combine to make Borth a popular destination…

  • 8. Cei Bach Beach

    Cei Bach © John Lucas | BY-SA

    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 to the Cardigan Bay. Many visitors come…

  • 9. Cwmtydu Beach

    Cwmtydu © Jeremy Bolwell | BY-SA

    Cwmtydu Beach is a delightful little beach that sits to the south-west of New Quay. The beach is known for its pretty views and its quiet atmosphere. In fact it was so quiet and secluded in the days of old that it used to be a hideaway for smugglers in the area. Much of the…

  • 10. Llanrhystud Beach

    Llanrhystud © John Fielding | BY-SA

    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 is much more rocky.

    Llanrhystud is backed by fields and rolling countryside…

  • 11. Aberaeron Harbour Beach

    Aberaeron Harbour © Nigel Mykura | BY-SA

    Aberaeron is a delightful small town on the Ceredigion area. It was designed in the early 1800's and the harbour here is lined with brightly coloured, elegant Regency buildings, and filled with plenty of small sailing craft, making this a truly picturesque spot. Just to the north of the harbour, a rock and shingle beach…

  • 12. Ynyslas - Twyni Bach (Estuary) Beach

    Ynyslas - Twyni Bach (Estuary) © Nigel Brown | BY-SA

    This wide expanse of sandy beach lies on the southern side of the mouth of the River Dovey (Afon Dyfi). The beach is backed by an extensive dune system and the Ynyslas National Nature Reserve which features a popular visitor centre. From the beach there are views across the estuary towards Aberdyfi, with a magnificent…