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MWNT Beach

 

The Mid Wales Coast

Unspoilt landscapes, award-winning beaches, golden sands…

What more could you ask for?

Mwnt Beach, Ceredigion

Exploring the Mid Wales Coast | Ceredigion and Southern Snowdonia

 

BREATHTAKING
COASTAL
GETAWAYS

 

WE KNOW JUST THE PLACE

You’re into tasting local delicacies and wandering small seaside towns or villages? Tick.

Walking a vast coastline and taking in the tranquil wildlife is more your thing? Great.

Adrenaline and big swells feature heavily in your vocabulary? Nice, we’re fluent.

Mid Wales has one of the largest and finest shorelines in the UK and the Wales Coast Path hugs the coast which means we have a whole lot to offer.

Its Mid Wales' authenticity that makes it a really big deal, and that means the hardest decision you’ll ever have to make while visiting is: “What’s next?”

Whatever you look for in a retreat, rest assured – this is where you’ll find it.

Have a scroll and plan your perfect visit.

Find plAces to Stay on the Mid Wales coast

Lounge Holidays

Barmouth

Holiday Letting Agency with 30 units

Penllwyn Cottages

New Quay

Self-catering with 3 units, £345-£970 pupw sleeps 2-6

Aeron Coast Holiday Touring/Camping Park

Aberaeron

Holiday, Touring & Camping Park with 99 pitches, £26 ptpn

Barcdy Caravan Park

Harlech

Holiday, Touring & Camping Park with 111 pitches, £22-£30 ptpn

Dolau Campsite, Dolau Afon

Aberystwyth

Camping Park with 20 pitches, £8-£29 ptpn

Llandanwg Holiday Home Park

Harlech

Holiday Park with 88 units

Penwern Fach Holiday Cottages

Cardigan

Self-catering with 6 units, £545-£1430 pupw sleeps 2-6

Cambrian Coast Cottages

Borth

Self-catering with 5 units, £279-£499 pupw sleeps 2-10

Holiday Home Park @ Islawrffordd

Barmouth

Holiday Home Park with 201 units

Aber Accommodation - Seafront Apartments

Aberystwyth

Self-catering with 5 units, £110-£290 pupn sleeps 2

Bryn Melyn Apartments

Barmouth

Serviced Apartments with 3 units, £300-£750 pupw sleeps 1-4

Tyddyn Rhys Farm

Aberdovey

Farmhouse with 3 rooms, £85 prpnb

Dysynni Valley Shepherd’s Hut

Tywyn

Glamping with 1 unit, £55-£75 pupn sleeps 4

Min-Y-Don Holiday Home & Touring Park

Harlech

Holiday & Touring Park with 112 pitches

Sea Moss Cabin

Tywyn

Chalet with 1 unit

Penrhos Park Hotel

Llanrhystud

Hotel with 15 rooms, £49-£160 prpnb

Yr Hafod Guesthouse

Aberystwyth

Guest House with 6 rooms, £45-£48 pppnb, £40-£130 prpnb

Penglanowen Fawr

Aberystwyth

Self-catering with 1 unit, £300-£500 pupw sleeps 5

Maes y Mor

Aberystwyth

Hostel with 9 bedspaces, £60-£75 prpn

Gogarth Hall Farm Holidays

Aberdovey

Self-catering with 5 units, £150-£895 pupw sleeps 4-6

Mid Wales Coast Path

Mid Wales Coast Path

The Wales Coast Path runs for 870 miles and is the first path in the world to follow a country's coastline in it's entirety. Explore the Mid Wales section which goes from Cardigan in the South up to Harlech in the North.

Mid Wales Coast Path

Aberystwyth Beach

Scenic Places

There is no denying that Mid Wales offers some of the most beautiful coastline in the UK, but do you know what else we have to offer just a stones throw from the water?

Scenic Places

Dyfi Biosphere

UNESCO DYFI BIOSPHERE

The Dyfi Biosphere is part of a network of UNESCO 'Biosphere Reserves' throughout the world and one of only six in the UK.

UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere

 

Mid Wales Beaches

Barmouth Beach

Barmouth

Barmouth is southern Snowdonia’s most popular seaside resort. In summer, its big sandy beach is a magnet for visitors, yet there’s so much space along miles of unbroken sands that it never gets overcrowded.

Mwnt Beach

Cardigan

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.

New Quay Harbour, Dolau & Traeth Gwyn

New Quay

New Quay’s Harbour Beach on the Mid Wales Cardigan Bay Coast has stunning golden sands to rival any and has become a favourite for fishing and water sports enthusiasts. New Quay’s other beaches are Dolau & Traeth Gwyn.

Ynyslas Beach

Borth

Ynyslas has three stunning miles of golden beach stretching from Borth in the south to the sand dunes in the north. It is a majestic spot for walking, picnics and windsurfing.

Tresaith Beach

Cardigan

The small village of Tresaith, just to the east of Aberporth, overlooks this attractive sandy beach; popular for sailing and surfing; there are rock pools to explore and even a waterfall.

Aberystwyth South Beach

Aberystwyth

Quieter than the town's North Beach, Aberystwyth's long South Beach is sandwiched between the town's castle and the harbour breakwater.

Aberystwyth North Beach

Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth's North Beach and seafront is a focal point of the town and a favourite attraction for visitors and locals alike.

Aberdyfi | Aberdovey Beach

Aberdovey

Aberdyfi Beach in Southern Snowdonia is a popular beach of perfect sand and the occasional sand dune extends for miles, from Aberdyfi all the way to Tywyn.

Aberystwyth - Tanybwlch Beach

Aberystwyth

The large sweep of the pebbled Tanybwlch beach is to the south of the harbour at Aberystwyth.

Aberaeron South Beach

Aberaeron

Aberaeron South Beach is a rock and shingle beach just to the south of the town and harbour.

Llandanwg Beach

Harlech

Llandanwg beach is just south of Harlech; the village is famous for its church which stands just a stone's throw from the sea.

Borth Beach

Borth

Borth's sandy beach is the longest in Ceredigion. With three miles of gently shelving golden sand this Blue Flag Beach is especially popular with families with younger children and sailboard enthusiasts.

Poppit Sands Beach

Cardigan

Facing north, the beach is sheltered from the prevailing southwesterly winds and is popular for windsurfing, kayaking, surfing and wildlife watching.

Dyffryn (Llanendwyn) Beach

Barmouth

Dyffryn (Llanendwyn) is a long sandy beach backed by an extensive sand dune system between Shell Island and Dyffryn Ardudwy.

Llangrannog & Cilborth Beaches

Llangranog

Originally a hidden village above the old port, Llangrannog is now a popular beach and together with Cilborth immediately to the north, provides a favourite destination for families on days out, beach holidays and with surfers.

Aberporth - Dolwen & Dyffryn Beaches

Cardigan

Aberporth, a pretty coastal village, shelters two beautiful sandy beaches named Dolwen and Dyffryn. Low tide comes complete with little rock pools on the sandy beach where children gather for hours of entertainment.

Tal-y-bont Beach/Bennar Beach

Talybont

Known locally as Benar Beach, Tal-y-Bont Beach is a sandy beach and good for surfing. The beach forms part of the large sand system of Morfa Dyffryn which are designated as an area of Special Scientific Interest.

Llanrhystud Beach

Llanrhystud

The beach at Llanrhystud is a narrow shingle bank at high tide, but at low tide it becomes wide and sandy.

Clarach South Beach

Aberystwyth

Clarach South beach lies about a mile along the Ceredigion Coast Path over Constitution Hill from Aberystwyth, or about three miles through a nature reserve and the village of Llangorwen.

Tywyn Beach

Tywyn

The west facing beach at Tywyn is a long stretch of sand and pebbles backed by sand dunes.

Uniting communities through nature and culture, the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere Reserve straddles towns and villages along the Dyfi Estuary, including the towns of Machynlleth and Aberdyfi in Southern Snowdonia.

With the Snowdonia Coast a stone’s throw away from Mid Wales, the Cambrian Coast Line is recognised as one of the world’s finest and links the many distinctive coastal villages and impressive beaches.

Visit the likes of Portmeirion, Barmouth and Cader Idris with ease. So, if you weren’t on-board already, what’s stopping you now?

Our historic town of Cardigan is the textbook starting point for a real Mid Wales adventure. Follow the Wales Coast Path north to Aberystwyth, Mid Wales largest town. 

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WHERE'S GOOD TO VISIT?

Barmouth Beach

Barmouth

Barmouth is southern Snowdonia’s most popular seaside resort. In summer, its big sandy beach is a magnet for visitors, yet there’s so much space along miles of unbroken sands that it never gets overcrowded.

Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway

Tywyn

Historic narrow-gauge steam railway set in beautiful, unspoilt Snowdonia. Running from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol, the line passes the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol.

Dyfi National Nature Reserve

Borth

Stunning estuary and huge sand dunes 14 miles from Aberystwyth. Ynyslas Visitor Centre has exhibition about Dyfi National Nature Reserve, shop and refreshments. Walking trails through dunes and along seashore.

Llanerchaeron

Aberaeron

The National Trust Llanerchaeron Estate near the coastal town of Aberaeron is a traditional welsh estate with a villa, servants' quarters, stables, farm buildings and walled garden, set in a landscape which is both beautiful and productive.

The Magic Lantern Cinema

Tywyn

The Magic Lantern has been here since 1893. First built as the town assembly rooms, it was used for such noble pursuits as badminton practice and variety performances.

Awesome Angling

New Quay

Enjoy a days fishing in one of the most vibrant wildlife areas in the UK! The Dunbar Castle II departs daily for 2, & 4 hour fishing trips from the main pier in New Quay, Mid Wales. Rod,tackle & bait FOC & Children under 16 half price.

Cardigan Golf Club

Cardigan

Cardigan Golf Club is one of the most startling of the unsung courses of Wales and is to be found high on a hill overlooking the Teifi Estuary at Gwbert, 2 miles from Cardigan.

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth is a lively university town and a home-from-home to 9,000 students. With over 300 Undergraduate courses to choose from and a high level of flexibility to adapt your learning to meet your individual needs.

Welsh Highland Heritage Railway

Porthmadog

The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway is a small, friendly railway where the train ride is just part of the experience. Free guided tours at the heritage centre. Vintage train.

Parc Penrhos | Penrhos Park

Llanrhystud

Parc Penrhos is a family owned leisure & holiday complex with hotel & holiday park accommodation, restaurant & golf club with immaculate 18 hole course & 9 hole academy course situated between Aberystwyth & Aberaeron.

Abermaw | Barmouth

Barmouth

Abermaw / Barmouth in Southern Snowdonia is a great location for Mountain, Sand and Sea. Extensive sandy beach with attractions, water sports and boat trips. Situated on the Coast Path with walking and cycling available for all abilities.

The Old College, Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth

The Old College, Aberystwyth is a building that forms part of the University of Aberystwyth. It was built in 1795 by John Nash and is the site of the original University of Aberystwyth - the first University in Wales founded in 1872.

Rheidol Visitor Centre and Power Station

Aberystwyth

The Rheidol hydropower plant is the largest of its kind in England and Wales. Guided tours of the power station are available by prior booking, visitor centre and interactive display.

Cadair Idris | Visitor Centre & Tea Room

Tywyn

Cadair Idris Visitor Centre & Tea Room is 250 metres from the car park. The Minffordd path to the Cadair Idris summit passes by them.

Mid Wales Tours

Aberystwyth

The only licenced tour guiding company in the UK providing clients with fully guided tours on a motorcycle and sidecar.

Bwlch Nant yr Arian

Aberystwyth

Perched on a hilltop near Aberystwyth, Bwlch Nant yr Arian is famous for feeding red kites daily. Range of waymarked walking, mountain biking, running and horse-riding trails and a mountain bike skills park. Café, shop and play area.

Cardigan Bay Watersports

New Quay

New Quay’s sheltered water is a natural home for water based activities and Cardigan Bay Watersports Centre provides high quality experiences and a good range of up to date equipment.

Epic Fishing Trips

New Quay

Our Epic Fishing Trips are famous on the west coast of Wales for delivering the best of family friendly fishy fun. We pride ourselves on running modern, clean, professional and fun sea fishing trips aboard our boat 'Legend of New Quay'

Ultimate Xscape Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth

Enter immersive Escape Rooms and work your way through cryptic clues to solve your escape! With 60 minutes on the clock, your team must work your way through a variety of clues, crack the codes and beat the timer to escape.

Plas Dolau Country Estate

Aberystwyth

Plas Dolau Country Estate is set in 25 acres of peaceful countryside in the heart of the Rheidol Valley just 3 miles from the sea. The main lounge in Plas Dolau provides comfortable accommodation for small to medium sized meetings.

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