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Because of its shallow waters Borth beach is well suited to families with young children and is also a popular location for swimming, surfing, fishing, sailing and windsurfing and for walking the dog out of season.

The small town has a good range of shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs and local services as well as a slipway for launching small boats and a cafe close by.

To its north and east, Borth is surrounded by protected sites; a massive peat bog - Cors Goch Fochno - and the magnificent sand dune system of the Dyfi National Nature Reserve at Ynyslas. Here you will find a seasonal Information Centre operated by Natural Resources Wales where the significance of the nature reserve is explained.

Wales Coast Path

Borth is a popular base for walkers on the Wales Coast Coast and marks the northern end of the Ceredigion Coast Path. Is also the western end of one of Ceredigion's other walking routes climbing high into the Cambrian Mountains and linking to the Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor and Red Kite Feeding Centre, Devil's Bridge, Cwm Ystwyth and the historic Hafod Estate before proceeding to Pontrhydfendigaid. This route forms a grand circle returning via the Ystwyth Trail, a combined footpath and cycle route, towards Aberystwyth.

THE PETRIFIED FOREST & THE LEGEND OF CANTRE'R' GWAELOD
An ancient submerged forest is visible at certain times of the year at low tide along the stretch of shore. Pine, Oak, Birch and Willow stumps can be seen when the tide retreats up to 150 yards.The petrified forest has become associated with a 17th Century myth of a sunken civilization known as Cantre'r Gwaelod, or the Sunken Hundred.

According to the legend, the kingdom was lost at sea when Seithenyn, the guardian of sea defences, forgot to close the gates. In one version of the myth, the forest stretched 20 miles to the west of Cardigan Bay.

Toilets, cafes, restaurants, pubs, shops, parking.
RNLI Lifeguard service provided June - September.Patrol times 10am-6pm
Dog restrictions apply May to end September.

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Parking

  • Free Parking

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  • Dogs Accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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.

Public Transport Directions

Accessible by Public Transport: Borth station is 0.2miles away.

Borth Beach

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Ceredigion, Borth, Ceredigion, SY24 5LJ

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