If you enjoy unspoiled scenery, quiet and clean beaches, lanes full of wild flowers and the sounds of the countryside mixed with the hush of breaking waves then come and enjoy this beautiful corner of West Wales.
There are wonderful beaches within an easy walk including Llangrannog and Penbryn (National Trust). The more agile can climb down rocks to the 'secret' sandy beach known locally as Traeth Bach (Morfa Cove) whilst a short drive takes you to Tresaith, Mwnt and Cwm Tydu.
Morfa Cove Beach
You may well find you have this beach to yourself though seals and dolphins and the occasional walker also enjoy this beautiful beach.
Along the coastal path which runs through Morfa Cove, you will come to Llangrannog. Even in winter this is a dramatic beach with the 'giants tooth' rock. There are excellent pub meals to be found here and amazing ice creams at the beach front cafe.
Summer months can be busy, but around from the 'giants tooth' are lovely beaches and further still the National Trust headland of Ynys Lochtyn.
National Trust Beach at Mwnt
The rocks on the end of this headland are a favourite area for the local population of bottlenose dolphins.The terraces down to the beach make a perfect picnic spot, and drinks can be bought at the little shop on the way down.
Just 20 minutes drive away is New Quay, a wonderful stretch of beach and harbour which offers many options for dolphin spotting tours and activities such as kayaking, windsurfing and coasteering. There are some great fish and chip shops like our favourite The Lime Crab along with many pubs, restaurants and a sublime ice cream parlour Creme Pen Cei.
WALKING AND CYCLING
Peaceful coastal walking along the Heritage Coast Path between Cardigan and New Quay can be enjoyed at any time of year.
This coastal area of Ceredigion [formerly Cardiganshire] is little known by visitors to Wales - yet it offers a spectacular coastline and lots of quiet country lanes which wind though the wooded valleys which descend to the coastal coves. A perfect place for walkers and cyclists.
The bay itself is home to a colony of bottlenose dolphins and you can often see them from the coastal path and headlands. In the late summer and autumn, grey seals are also a common sight, watching you as you walk along.
The picture perfect seaside village of Llangrannog with a spectacular walk beyond the hidden Cilborth Beach and around the headland of Ynys Lochtyn (National Trust) is within easy walking distance.
FOOD & DRINK
The local village of Llangrannog has a selection of places to eat and drink. There are excellent pub meals to be found at The Pentre and The Ship, and amazing ice creams at Caffi Patio, the beach front ice cream parlour.
A larger shop can be found at Brynhoffant, and the nearby town of Cardigan has supermarkets.