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Borth: A Welsh Coastal Town with Surprising Charms

Borth is a charming coastal town in Mid Wales, part of the Dyfi Biosphere and the only UNESCO Biosphere reserve in Wales, along with the Dyfi National Nature Reserve and the visitors' centre at Ynyslas. The Wales Coast Path also passes through the village, making it a popular stop for hikers and nature enthusiasts.

Blue Flag Beach

Borth is known for its Blue Flag Beach, which boasts over two miles of golden sand and stretches northwards to Ynyslas. It's perfect for families with young children due to its shallow gradient. It's also a popular spot for surfing during the summer months, attracting surfers from all over the UK.

Outdoor Adventures

The area around Borth is a paradise for outdoor adventurers. The Borth & Ynyslas Golf Club is a popular destination that stretches along the coast parallel to the sea, offering stunning views of the sea and the coastline. The town is also known for its annual Carnival in August, a festive event that attracts locals and visitors alike.

Unique Local Attractions

Borth Wild Kingdom  is a popular attraction in the town, housing a collection of unusual and interesting animals. The caravan parks surrounding the village are some of the finest in Wales, offering visitors an excellent base from which to explore the coastline, including nearby destinations like Barmouth, Aberdovey, and Harlech.

Local Legends

Borth is also rich in local legends, including the submerged forest that can be seen at low tide beyond the buildings of the town. The forest is said to evoke the myth of Cantre’r Gwaelod, an ancient Welsh Kingdom that was swallowed by the sea. Bones and tree remains have been discovered here, and the recent discovery of deer antlers confirms that this area once flourished when the sea level was lower.

Morrissey's Song Inspiration

Borth is also known for inspiring Morrissey's song "Every day is like Sunday," which was written after one of his stays in the town. The song is a testament to the unique charm and atmosphere of this small coastal town.

Railway Connection

Borth has a railway station on the Cambrian line from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth, making it an easily accessible destination.

Whether you're a nature lover, surfer, golfer, or just looking for a unique coastal town to explore, Borth has something for everyone. Don't miss the chance to experience the beauty and charm of this hidden gem in Wales.



  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Cash Point


  • Picnic site


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop
  • Postbox
  • Public toilets

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road: Off the A487 between Aberystwyth and Machynlleth

Public Transport Directions

By Rail: Cambrian Line - Borth Station

Accessible by Public Transport: Borth station is 0 miles away.

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Borth BeachBorth Beach, BorthBorth'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.

Ynyslas beachBorth Walk, BorthStart: Borth High Street Grid Reference: SN 608 901 Distance: Walk A: 4.4 km – 2.7 miles Walk B: 10.7 km – 6.6 miles Grade: Easy Terrain: Roads, firm tracks, sand and shingle Maps: OS Explorer – OL 23 & 213

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