Plan Your Stay on Cardigan Bay

Beaches of Cardigan Bay


Visit west Wales and discover clean sandy beaches with clear waters, caves, waterfalls, wild rugged cliffs and family friendly rock pools and award winning beaches.

Did you know that Cardigan Bay has the largest population of dolphins in Europe?

RNLI Lifeboats There are lifeboat stations along the Cardigan Bay coast at Abersoch, Pwllheli, Criccieth, Barmouth, Aberdovey, Borth, Aberystwyth, New Quay, Cardigan, Fishguard and St. David's. The volunteer lifeboat crews provide a 24-hour rescue service and depend on your donations to keep saving lives at sea.

Beach wheelchair available in the summerThe beaches of Newport and Poppit Sands have specially designed beach wheelchairs available to hire under the National Park Authority's beach wheelchairs scheme for a small fee or no charge.

Awards for Cardigan Bay Beaches

blue flag beach
Blue Flag Beach
Beaches with the best quality bathing water, environmental education and management, safety and services are awarded the blue flag
Green Coast Award
Green Coast Award
The Green Coast Award is for beaches considered to be 'hidden gems' – often the least visited and sometimes requiring a coast walk.
Seaside Award
Seaside Award
Seaside awards guarantee a clean, attractive and well managed coastal stretch and beach.
For more information on these and other environmental awards please see 'Keep Wales Tidy'

High and Low Tide Tables for Cardigan Bay

Adjust high and low tide times for:

Aberaeron -5 minutes before Aberystwyth

​Borth +11 minutes after Aberystwyth