image for Village item typeBorth/Y Borth




Village, free entry


Tourist Information Centre

01970 612125


SY24 5JU


Borth is part of the Dyfi Biosphere, the only UNESCO Biosphere reserve in Wales, plus the Dyfi National Nature Reserve and visitors' centre at Ynyslas. The Wales Coast Path passes through Borth village.

Borth is just 7 miles north of Aberystwyth and boasts a Blue Flag Beach with over two miles of golden sand as it stretches northwards to Ynyslas. The beach is of a particularly shallow gradient, making it ideal for young families.

At certain times of the year, low tide reveals the stumps of an ancient forest that flourished over 1500 years ago. The submerged woodland evokes the myth of Cantre'r Gwaelod, an ancient Kingdom said to be swallowed by the sea.

Springtime heralds the arrival of Ospreys overhead as the sea birds make their home along the Cambrian Bay coast. Wildlife watchers can also visit the National Nature Reserve at Ynyslas which offers bird watching cabins, a tourist centre and an exhibition space, as well as miles of rugged landscape and rolling sand dunes.

In Borth there is the popular Borth & Ynyslas Golf Club that stretches along the coast parallel to the sea. In August the town is in festive spirit as the community holds their annual Carnival. The Borth Animalarium is another prime attraction which houses a collection of interesting and unusual animals.

The caravan parks that surround the village are some of the finest in Wales and make Borth a particularly good base from which to explore the coastline, with Barmouth, Aberdovey and Harlech to the north, and Aberystwyth to the south, all a short train journey away.

Borth has a railway station on the Cambrian line from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth.

Public toilets


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Map reference: SN 607898  Lat: 52.48878 Long: -4.05188

ByRoad: Off the A487 between Aberystwyth and Machynlleth

By Rail: Cambrian Line - Borth Station

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Borth station


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