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Scenic Places around the Mid Wales Coast

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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.

Barmouth, Gwynedd, LL42 1NE

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This popular re-creation of a Victorian amusement has been one of the prime attractions in the area since its completion in 1985. The massive 14 inch lens makes it one of the world’s largest camera obscuras.

Aberystwyth Cliff Railway, Cliff Terrace, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 2DN

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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.

Cardigan, Ceredigion, SA43 1QH

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

Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 0DF

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Constitution Hill rises dramatically from the sea, providing spectacular and uninterrupted views of Aberystwyth and Cardigan Bay. On a clear day you can see 26 mountain peaks spanning much of the length of Wales.

Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23

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

Dyffryn Ardudwy, Barmouth, Gwynedd, LL44 2HD

 

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.

Aberdyfi, Gwynedd, LL35 0RT

 

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.

Ceredigion, SY24 5LJ

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A large, sandy and peaceful beach surrounded by dunes within the Snowdonia National Park.

Harlech, Gwynedd, LL46 2UG

 

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. Dark Skies Discovery Site

Sarnau, near Cardigan, Ceredigion, SA44 6QL

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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.

Tal-y-bont, Barmouth, Gwynedd, LL44 2HD

 

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.

Borth, Ceredigion, SY24 5JZ

 

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.

Llangrannog, Ceredigion, SA44 6SN

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Fairbourne Beach is a two mile stretch of sand backed by steep pebble banks and surrounded by the Snowdonia National Park.

Fairbourne, Gwynedd, LL38 2DX

 

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.

Aberporth, Ceredigion, SA43 2JL

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The Aberystwyth Pier at the southern end of the North Beach in the centre of the promenade was the first to open in Wales in 1865.

Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 2AG

 

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

Ceredigion, SY23 1BJ

 

Cwmtydu is a very attractive and quiet beach that was once a harbour used as a traditional smugglers’ hideaway.

New Quay, Ceredigion, SA44 6LQ

 
 
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