Cwmtydu Beach Cardigan Bay
Photo Cwmtydu Beach Cardigan Bay - Francis Crompton
The small cove of Cwytydu in it's deep wooded valley is surrounded
by high pastures where you may well see wild ponies. The resotred lime
kiln marks the back of the beach which is commonly supposed to have been
used for smuggling. A number of cafés and lovely cliff
walks make Cwmtydu popular with walkers, and the beach is easy to access
for launching kayaks. The Ceredigion Coast Path drops down into Cwytydu by decending along the valley side and then retuning to the coast to climb up towards New Quay.
Cwmtydu Beach Cafe Cardigan Bay - Francis Crompton
On the Ceredigion Coastal Path and near the car park at Cwmtydu you can still see one of the many like kilns still in place along the Cardigan Bay coast. Prior to the 20th century lime was used to enrich the soil in this largely agricultural area and was used in building work. Limestone blocks were brought in bulk by sea from places like Milford Haven in Pembrokeshire and landed on the sandy beaches of the Cardigan Bay coast ready for burning to turn it into a usable material. There is further information on the history of lime kilns and a Lime Kiln Trail here
Facilities at Cwmtydu
Type of Beach
National Trust Beach
* Dogs are prohibited from sections of certain beaches between
1st May and 30th September under the local byelaw.
do not apply to a guide dog accompanying a registered blind person.
Where to stay near Cwmtydu