Borth's award-winning beach is the longest in Ceredigion. With three miles of gently shelving golden sand this Blue Flag Beach is especially popular with families with younger children and sailboard enthusiasts. The tide goes out a long way, so its shallow waters are great for the little ones to paddle in and splash about.
At the southern end of this wonderful beach, an ancient submerged forest is exposed by the ebbing tide. Welsh legend has it that the trunks of and tree stumps of old forests long hidden under sand and sea, are the remains of the land of Cantre'r Gwaelod, which disappeared under the waves of Cardigan Bay, long ago.
Cantre'r Gwaelod was protected by dykes and dams, but one night, a feast was held and the place's nightwatchman, called Seithennyn became inebriated and neglected his duty, resulting in the submerging of Cantre'r Gwaelod. After a storm and the ebbing of a very high tide, more and more of these ancient tree stumps come into view. Many visitors find this to be particularly mysterious and fascinating!
This coast-line is part of the Ceredigion Heritage Coast and the RNLI's Lifeguard service is operational between 10am and 6pm, July to September
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