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Local Area

Our holiday cottage in Aberporth & holiday apartment in Aberporth are perfectly located for exploring Cardigan Bay & the West Wales coastline. We're right on the doorstep of the Ceredigion Wales Coastal Path and a short walk away from Aberporth's beautiful, sandy beaches and the local pub. Cardigan is just a 10 minute drive away and the beautiful beaches and villages of Tresaith, Penbryn, Llangrannog, New Quay & Aberaeron are all within easy driving distance. Here are some of our recommendations for just some of the places you can explore whilst on holiday in Aberporth, Cardigan Bay, West Wales. Some places may have seasonal opening.

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Aberporth 

Our holiday cottage and holiday apartment in Aberporth are set at the top of a hill that leads to the smaller Dolwen beach (approx 400 metres away), on a quiet no-through lane. 

The pretty coastal village of Aberporth is set on the stunning Cardigan Bay coastline in West Wales.  It was once a bustling fishing port, but is now a small & friendly coastal village.  The local fisherman, Sean still goes out daily for catches of crab & lobster.

This beautiful seaside village is the ideal spot for family holidays, walking holidays or quality time away as a couple.

Aberporth has two sandy beaches with the smaller seaside award winning beach manned by the RNLI during the Summer, so ideal for families with children.  The beaches are nice & sheltered and the sea is great for paddling, swimming and sea kayaking.  During low tide you can go rock pooling ~ great fun all year round.
From May to September you can also hire sea kayaks from the local beach side cafe.

The Cardigan Bay coastline has the largest population of dolphins in Europe & you can quite often see them close to the shore in the Spring & Summer months from Aberporth and along the lovely coastal walk to the neighbouring village of Tresaith.

There is a great pub called The Ship Inn within walking distance of Coastal Cottage & Apartment ~ this serves great pub grub & good, local drinks. 

There are all of your typical village shops ~  a chippy, cafes, a chinese takeaway, village convenience shop, pharmacy, post office, gallery, launderette & hairdressers in the village. Every Tuesday from 8.45am until midday there is a county market in the village hall selling local crafts, fruit and veg, cakes and preserves.

The coastal path runs through Aberporth & has a really easy & accessible stretch that takes you to the neighbouring village of Tresaith (with another beach & pub!).  For those wanting to walk further afield, you can walk for miles along the stunning coastline & then come back to Aberporth using the coastal path bus service, Cardi Bach.

Cardigan

The nearest town to Aberporth is Cardigan, just a 10 minute drive away.  It's a really lovely market town on the River Teifi.  Here you will find a castle, a vibrant high street full of independent shops, bakers, butchers, cafes and also Aldi & Tesco supermarkets.

Other nearby beaches & villages

Wales has more Blue Flag beaches per mile than anywhere else in the UK, many along the Cardigan Bay coastline.
From Aberporth you can visit so many of these beautiful beaches & villages including Penbryn, Llangrannog & Mwnt ~ these are all within a 20 minute drive & have access to the Ceredigion Coastal Path

  • Tresaith~ a walk along the accessible coastal path from Aberporth or 5 minutes drive.  Has a great pub.
  • Penbryn ~ a National Trust beach, 10 minutes drive away. With the Plwmp Tart cafe & woodland walk.
  • Llangrannog ~  another beautiful beach, 15 minutes drive away.  Has two pubs & cafes.
  • Cwmtydu ~ a pretty little cove, 20 minutes drive away. 
  • Mwnt ~ A National Trust beach with  a beautiful, white church.   15 minutes drive.
  • Poppit ~ A large, open beach with sand dunes, 20 minute drive away. Also has a cafe.

New Quay


The picturesque harbour town of New Quay is around a 20 minute drive away.  New Quay is very similar to a Cornish fishing village  with it's quayside, boats & beaches.  From here you can try out some sea based watersports or take a boat trip with Sea Mor to spot the Cardigan Bay bottlenose dolphins (seasonal).  It's the perfect spot to eat fish & chips and an icecream 


Aberaeron

Aberaeron is a pretty harbour town, famous for it's colourful Georgian houses and is full of independent shops & places to eat.  A great day out & can be combined with a visit to the nearby National Trust estate, Llanachaeron.

Local Events


Please click on the links for more information as some events may require you to buy tickets in advance

Days Out & Attractions

We have plenty of leaflets for local attractions in Coastal Apartment & Coastal Cottage, but here are some of our favourites within an hours drive away. Please check with each location for opening times & driving distances.

You can pick-up more leaflets in the shop at Cardigan Castle.


Places to eat.

There are plenty of great places to eat whilst you're out & about exploring local villages and towns. Here are some of our recommendations.  Some places will have seasonal opening, or may be closed over the Winter months so please double-check with them directly before making a special journey.


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