Mwnt Beach Cardigan Bay

Mwnt Beach Cardigan Bay by Janet Baxter
Photo Mwnt Beach Cardigan Bay – ©Janet Baxter

Mwnt beach is a sheltered sandy cove, owned by the National Trust. This popular beach is off the beaten track but can still get busy in the height of summer. The single track road leads over a cattle grid as the view opens up below over Cardigan Bay. The steep steps leading to the beach make it unsuitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs, but the refreshment booth can still be reached. There is parking in a field above the beach. Although swimming conditions are considered safe at Mwnt but there is no lifeguard service here. A well-trodden path circles Foel y Mwnt, leading to the top of the hill which overlooks the beach. The Ceredigion Heritage Coastal Path passes along the cliff behind the beach.

Mwnt church above the beach
Photo Mwnt Church Cardigan Bay – ©Janet Baxter

The tiny white church is thought to be 14th century though the font could well be 12th or 13th century above the beach at Mwnt. It provides a useful landmark on the coast path and the path to the top of the hill passes alongside it. The interior is simple and peaceful and well worth a visit.

Facilities at Mwnt Beach

Awards Green Coast & Seaside Bathing Yes
Type of Beach Sandy Café Yes
Car Park Yes Sea Angling Yes
Toilet  + Disabled Yes** Dogs No*
Disabled Access No Booth serving food Yes**
no dogs allowed Green Coast Award Seaside Award


National Trust Blue Flag Beach

**Seasonal food and drinks are available. The shop is run by Jenny Linfoot of Mwnt Holiday Cottages please contact if you are making a special trip out of season to check opening hours.

* 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.