West Wales has some of the best beaches in the United Kingdom. 



Situated 8 miles North of the market town Cardigan on the Ceredigion Marine Heritage Coast lies the picturesque village of Aberporth. This old fishing village is a popular holiday location as it boasts two of the best sandy beaches on the west coast. The beaches are very safe with Ceredigion’s Beach Officer Lifeguard Service, supervising patrolled safe swimming areas daily between mid July and the end of August. The sea at Aberporth is among the cleanest in Wales, seen by the European Blue Flag flying in between the two beaches. Both beaches have superb rock pools which are home to an impressive variety of sea creatures. With ample parking, public toilets and showers, two beach side cafes and a pub Aberporth certainly does have it all. In 2011 Aberporth was named the ‘Sunniest Place in Wales’ having 1,648 hours of sunshine, which averages 4 hours and 31 minutes daily.

Sunniest Place in Wales

Llys Neifion is situated on the edge of the village and is only a 5 minute walk from the beaches.


Mwnt is best known for its beautiful secluded beach. With golden sand this beach is one of the UK's best hidden treasures. In 2011 the ‘Daily Mail’ ranked Mwnt as number one in the list of Europe's top ten loveliest hidden beaches.

Top ten: Europe's secret beaches

Approximately 6 miles away from Aberporth, Mwnt is a perfect place to have a go at dolphin and seal spotting.



 A short 1 mile walk from Aberporth along the costal path is Tresaith, which has a large sandy beach and waterfall. This beach is slightly larger than Aberporth and is very popular with both visiting families and tourists alike.  There is an active sailing club with races taking place most Sundays during the summer months. Tresaith is also very popular with surfers. Facilities at Tresaith include cafe, shop, toilets, first aid post and a pub. The ‘Ship Inn’ pub has lots of tables both inside and out, which makes it the perfect place to sit and enjoy a meal whilst watching the sunset over the Bay. Parking near the beach is limited; however there are a few disabled parking bays.