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  • Keep Wales Tidy
  • Green Coast Award
Mwnt Beach

Mwnt Beach

Image Credit: National Trust
Mwnt Beach

Beach, free entry

SA43 1QH


Mwnt is a haven for wildlife, one of the best places in Ceredigion to spot dolphins and always popular for days out on the beach. On beautiful sunny days families flock to Mwnt to enjoy this hidden cove’s golden sand and rolling waves. Located about 4.5 miles north of Cardigan town centre on the Mid Wales coast, you’ll drive down country lines to be presented with dramatic views over Cardigan Bay upon arrival. To reach the beach there is a series of steps leading down to the sheltered sandy bay. You can also reach the beach by walking the local stretches of Wales’ Coastal Path. 

Mwnt is named after the conical hill (Foel y Mwnt) that rises above this popular beach and when visiting, a walk to the top of Foel y Mwnt is a must, take in the panoramic views over Cardigan Bay. If you’re lucky you will catch a glimpse of the mountains of Snowdonia in the distance and dolphins can often be seen playing in the bay, with Mwnt locally recognised as one of the best places to regularly spot them.

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 & Seaside Award beach. On site facilities include the National Trust car park, toilets and a kiosk selling ice creams. Dogs not allowed May to end September.

Open all the time


Free entry


SA43 1QH

Location and nearby places


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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