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Penbryn Beach

Penbryn Beach

Beach, free entry



01239 613230


SA44 6QL


Penbryn is one of Ceredigion's most popular beaches. Owned by the National Trust, Penbryn lies between Tresaith and Llangrannog, two other popular coves linked by the Wales Coast Path and a network of quiet wooded lanes. The beach is a mile of soft sand, sheltered by wooded slopes. There is a choice of routes down to the beach from the car park and cafe at Llanborth Farm - you can walk along the lane (car turning point overlooking the beach) or take the path through the wood, which is full of flowers in spring.

This was one of the routes smugglers used to transport their contraband; the valley's Welsh name - Cwm Lladron - provides the clue! Other paths take you up the valley and to the 12th century St Michael's Church - a pretty whitewashed building in an interesting churchyard. Also nearby is the Corbalengi Stone with its early Christian inscription ‘Corbalengi Iacit Ordovs’ (Here Lies Corbalengus of the Ordovices) which refers to the local pre-Roman tribe, whose name was given to the distinctive rock strata which is exposed along the coast.

Green Coast and Seaside Award beach. Café, toilets, parking at the top of the lane to the beach. Dogs not allowed May to end September.

Dog restriction 1 May - 30 September

Dogs accepted

Open all the time


Free entry



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

Map reference: SN 291524  Lat: 52.14360 Long: -4.49809

Turn off the A487 Cardigan to Aberystwyth road as you enter Sarnau where signed for Penbryn.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 30 miles from Aberystwyth station


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