Patch Beach

Patch Beach - Pembrokeshire
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Patch is a sandy beach which is part of the wider Cardigan Bay area. It sits in an estuary behind a bank of sand dunes and is the closest beach to the town of Cardigan (Aberteifi).

The beach faces the south-west into the River Teifi and due to winds and strong tides it is not recommended as a place for swimming. Instead, it is more commonly known for its fishing, water sports and in particular sailing. It is also close to Gwbert which is well known for its variety of wildlife. If you are lucky you might spot dolphins, basking sharks, and even minke whales have been seen nearby.
The rocks around Patch also house a huge number of birds and avid bird watchers will be delighted by the sheer variety of species.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round

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  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Good fishing
  • Kite surfing
  • Sailing
  • Wind surfing


  • Slipway

Nearest town



SA43 3LN

OS grid ref.

SN 1636 4856


Parking is limited.

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