Aberporth Beach Cardigan Bay
Photo Aberporth Beach Cardigan Bay - Janet Baxter
The coast village of Aberporth bustles with activity in the summer. It has the advantage of two sandy sheltered beaches with rock pools exposed at low tide making it ideal for family holidays. There is a small car park above the south section of the beach. Further parking can be found in the village. Swimming is considered safe here and during the school holidays - from mid July to the end of August - Ceredigion Beach Officer Lifeguard Service normally establishes patrolled bathing areas daily.
You can enjoy a circular walk from Aberporth
, a short coast walk from Aberporth to Tresaith
is fully accessible for the first mile and provides a great vantage point to look out for dolphins close to the Cardigan Bay shore. Other walks extend along Cardigan Bay Coast
. It is possible to walk north along the coastal path to the nearby village of Tresaith
and if you like, on to Penbryn Beach. The small headland near the carved wooden sculpture of a dolphin is another good spot to see dolphins. Aberporth
was once an important village for herring fishing but now it is mostly crab and lobster and a popular spot for sea fishing and small boat sailing.
Facilities at Aberporth Beaches
Type of Beach
2 x Sandy
Yes and No
Dolwen is a Seaside Award beach. Dyffryn Beach can be enjoyed with your dog.
* Dogs are prohibited from sections of certain beaches between
1st May and 30th September under the local byelaw.
The restrictions do not apply to a guide dog accompanying a registered blind person.
Where to stay near Aberporth