Your 2024 Guide to Cardigan Bay West Wales

Cardigan Bay Coast and Country Visitor Information

Holiday Accommodation and Attractions

Cardigan Bay stretches 207 km (129 miles) from Bardsey Island off the Llyn Peninsula in the north to the wild headland of Strumble head in the south with the largest population of dolphins in Europe.

Beautiful beaches and dolphins to watch

Dolphins and Beaches

Cardigan Bay isn’t just a playground for the dolphins – though it is the best place in Europe to come dolphin spotting. Want to see how much fun can you have getting wet? Find information on the Cardigan Bay beaches, with traditional family seaside resorts such as New Quay and Aberporth, and quiet coves like Cwmtydu where you might see the seals. Find all beaches in the EXPLORE section of the site.

Where to stay around Cardigan Bay

Holiday Accommodation

Self-catering cottages, bed and breakfast guesthouses and campsites for glamping and holiday parks around Cardigan Bay. Check out the late availability! Enjoy a warm welcome and discover holiday accommodation for walkers, dog friendly places, wheelchair users and large family gatherings. Choose where to stay on Cardigan Bay by location or type.

Discover Cardigan Bay footpaths and hikes

Where to Go and What to See

On foot, on your bike or on the water – the variety of landscape and clean fresh air make Cardigan Bay a great place to enjoy your favourite activity – from golf to canoeing or kayaking. The ACTIVITIES section of the site includes cycle maps and hiking routes around Cardigan Bay

Explore and Discover Cardigan Bay

Explore & Discover Wales

 Cardigan Bay has small coastal villages such as Llangrannog and market towns of Aberaeron, Cardigan to explore. Find out about our towns and villages , shops and where to eat and drink . Read about the wild flowers and wildlife and visit  historic Cardigan castle.

Festivals and Events Cardigan Bay

Festivals and Events

We have all kinds of entertainment, exhibitions and festivals around Cardigan Bay and are lucky to have a fantastic variety of venues including theatres, cinemas and even a castle. The events calendar  has traditional festivals such as the unique Barley Saturday and Cardigan River and Food Festival, and music and dance events.

Attractions of Cardigan Bay

Attractions to Visit west Wales

Enjoy a taste of Wales at New Quay Honey Farm or take a boat trip or steam train journey, there is always something to entertain you. You can try whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding with Cardigan Bay Active. We have beautiful gardens to visit and the famous Centre for Alternative Technology

The ambition of this site is to provide you with all the information you need to get the most out of your visit. I have tried to cover everything from finding your way here, to where to stay and where to explore. In particular I recommend an ‘out of season’ visit.

After all, doesn’t everyone deserve the experience of a beach to yourself just once in a while?