Poppit Sands Beach

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Just a few miles from Cardigan, Poppit Sands beach is on the southern edge of the Teifi Estuary.  Facing north, the beach is sheltered from the prevailing southwesterly winds and is popular for windsurfing, kayaking, surfing and wildlife watching. The Wales Coast Path is at nearby St Dogmaels with many walkers picking up the path at Poppit Sands. 

There is a cafe, telephone and lifeboat station while shops and pubs can be found in the surrounding area. There is good access to the beach by bike using the local 'history and beaches' cycle route, a circular route which passes through Poppit.

The beach is accessible for people with limited mobility via a boardwalk from the car park. Beach Wheelchair is available to hire online. Concrete ramp with staggered barrier: 1:8 to 1:10 up for six metres to wooden walkway, then 1:22 down for 12 metres to viewpoint at head of beach.The route is provided to help protect the sand dunes and nearby mudflats which have fragile ecosystems.

Lifeguard service in the summer. Unpredictable tide and river currents and bathing can be dangerous. Dog restrictions apply to the western end of the beach May - end September.

Poppit Sands Car Park is a Dark Sky Discovery Site, an officially recognised place where anyone can stargaze.


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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets


  • Picnic site


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Public toilets

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Leaving Cardigan on the A487 south, at the roundabout take the B4546 to St Dogmaels; continue on this road and follow the signs to Poppit Sands.

Poppit Sands Beach


Poppit Sands Beach, Cardigan, Pembrokeshire, SA43 3LN

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