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 – with the chance to see dolphins.

Beaches of Cardigan Bay

Aberporth Beach
Aberporth Beach
Cwmtydu Beach
Cwmtydu Beach
Llangrannog
Llangrannog Beach
Mwnt Beach
Mwnt Beach
Newport Beach

Newport Beaches

New Quay Beach
New Quay Beaches
Penbryn Beach
Penbryn Beach
Poppit Sands Beach
Poppit Sands Beach
Tresaith Beach
Tresaith Beach

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

Beach wheelchair available in the summer
The 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.
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. www.rnli.org

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