Aberporth Beach Cardigan Bay

Aberporth Beach Cardigan Bay
Photo by Janet Baxter

Dolphin statue in Aberporth

Aberporth coastal village 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 Blue Flag Bathing Yes
Type of Beach 2 x Sandy Café Yes
Car Park Yes Sea Angling Yes
Toilet Yes Dogs Yes & No
Disabled Access Yes + beach wheelchair Refreshments Yes

Beach wheelchair available from the Lifeguard Hut no dogs allowed  dogs allowed Blue Flag Beach


Beach wheelchair available from the Lifeguard Hut. The beach wheelchair is free to use and the key to unlock it is available from the RNLI lifeguard hut located in-between the car parks, parking by dolphin statue.
Dolwen is a Blue Flag beach. Dyffryn Beach can be enjoyed with your dog.

Where to stay near Aberporth