Beaches – there are all sorts – sandy ones, pebbly ones and rocky ones. 45 of them (from Aberystwyth in the north round to Pembrey Country Park in the south) are award winning for cleanliness and water quality, 10 of which are our ‘local’ beaches – between half an hour to an hour’s drive away.
Our favourite is Aberporth (about 40 mins), a delight for adults and children alike; there are two bays – one either side of the headland, both are sandy and shallow with rocks on either side for climbing and exploring rock pools, and where the stream runs down the side of one of them the children build dams to make nice warm paddling pools. There is a little inn just across the road from, and overlooking the beach, which serves good lunches and one of the best pizza’s you can find.
Many visitors like Newquay beach because the town is nearby, with many shops and restaurants along the road next to the beach.
Aberaeron is a very pretty little harbour town which is very popular, with plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants and an ice-cream parlour which serves ice-cream second to none!