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Mwnt Beach

Mwnt Beach

Beach, free entry



01545 573024


SA43 1QH


Mwnt, about 4.5 miles from Cardigan, is named after the conical hill (Foel y Mwnt) that rises above this popular beach. It is an ideal place to spot bottlenose dolphins, basking sharks and porpoises in the distance! Swimming and body boarding are popular pastimes. In 2011, the Daily Mail placed Mwnt beach at the very top of its list of "Europe's top ten loveliest, hidden beaches" and in 2012 it topped Country Life's list of UK picnic sites.

Mwnt is an ancient holy site and it's picturesque and startlingly simple Church of the Holy Cross (Eglwys y Grog) dates from the 14th century when it served as a sailors' chapel of ease. It features a 12th or 13th century font made of Preseli stone when the church was a welcome refuge for medieval pilgrims enroute to St David's, Strata Florida or Bardsey in North Wales. In 1155 invaders from Flanders unsuccessfully made a raid on Mwnt in a bloody event commemorated today as Mwnt Red Sunday (Sul y Coch y Mwnt).

Green Coast and Seaside Award beach. Toilets, parking at top of cliff. Dogs not allowed May to end September.

Open all the time


Free entry



Plan route to Mwnt Beach using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 198521  Lat: 52.13833 Long: -4.63434

Take the B4548 Gwbert road from north of Cardigan town centre and turn right where signed for Mwnt.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 26 miles from Fishguard & Goodwick station

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