Local Beaches

There are all sorts of beautiful beaches that are easy to get to from Cwmiar Farm. They vary from endless sand to pebbly coves and many with a mixture of everything. The beaches are award winning for cleanliness and water quality and many of them have a life saving service in the summer. Our closest beaches are in Cardigan Bay on the Ceredigion coast. They go from Aberystwyth in the north to Cardigan in the south. Cardigan Bay is famous for dolphins and from many of the beaches it is possible to spot dolphins out at sea.

We are also less than an hour drive away from Camarthenshire’s beaches on the south coast of Wales.

Below is an overview of some of the beaches that our visitors tend to visit.


Looking down on Aberporth beachOur favourite beach (about 40 mins away). A delight for adults and children alike. There are two sandy bays – one either side of the headland. One side allows dogs  all year round and the other is dog-free in the summer. The bays are both shallow with rock pools to explore at low tide.

In the summer, Kayaks are available to hire from the beach. Last but not least, a small inn just across the road from and overlooking the beach serves good lunches and one of the best pizzas you can find.


Llangrannog beachA beautiful beach and village tucked away in a valley. Dogs are allowed on part of the beach in the summer.

The sandy beach is famous for Carreg Bica, the large rock on the beach. Legend says it is the tooth of the giant Bica. He lived in Ceredigion and was forced to spit his tooth onto the beach when suffering from toothache.

There are two pubs, some cafés and a fish and chip shop. It’s a lovely place to spend a day.

New Quay

Looking back at New Quay from the seaNew Quay is one of the busier seaside towns in Cardigan Bay. There is a wide range of shops, cafés, restaurants and pubs.

As well as three large sandy beaches, a pretty harbour and amazing ice creams, New Quay offers boat trips to see the Dolphins and other sea life in Cardigan Bay or to go sea angling.

New Quay is also home to the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre.



Tresaith beachAnother of the beautiful beaches near Cwmiar Farm is at Tresaith. It is a sheltered sandy bay with a waterfall falling onto the beach. There is safe swimming and rock pools to explore. Public toilets are situated near the beach, with wheelchair access.

Although Tresaith is small, there a café, a first aid post and a small shop.

The Ship Inn overlooks the bay. From it’s large terrace you can enjoy a drink or meal while looking out for dolphins.