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  • Blue Flag Wales
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Borth Beach

Borth Beach

Borth Beach

Beach, free entry

SY24 5LJ


Borth's beach is three miles of gently shelving golden sand and 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 night watchman 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.

Blue Flag and Seaside Award beach. Toilets, cafes, restaurants, pubs, shops, parking. Lifeguard service provided 10:00 - 18:00 26 May to 3 June & 16 June to 2 September 2018. Dog restrictions apply May to end September.

Dogs accepted

Open all the time


Free entry

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SY24 5LJ

Location and nearby places


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

Map reference: SN 608890  Lat: 52.48150 Long: -4.05112

From Aberystwyth, take the A487 towards Machynlleth; after the village of Bow Street, left where signed onto the B4353. From Machynlleth, take the A487 towards Aberystwyth; at Tre’r Ddol, right where signed onto the B4353.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Borth station


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