Aberporth Beach Cardigan Bay

Aberporth Beach Cardigan Bay
Photo by Janet Baxter

Dolphin statue in Aberporth

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

Awards Seaside Award Bathing Yes
Type of Beach 2 x Sandy Café Yes
Car Park Yes Sea Angling Yes
Toilet Yes Dogs Yes & No
Disabled Access Yes Refreshments Yes
no dogs allowed  dogs allowed Seaside Award


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 bylaw. The restrictions do not apply to a guide dog accompanying a registered blind person.

Where to stay near Aberporth