Dog friendly: Patch beach

I’ve been walking Ziggy, my whippet on Patch beach in Gwbert a lot recently. It’s not my nearest beach to home, but it really is worth going that little bit further.

There’s always plenty of space to park on the road which runs along the beach and there are at least half a dozen access spots from the pavement. If you want to park on the beach itself, there’s a little road the other side of the boat club. If you’re coming from the Cardigan direction, just turn left and it’ll take you to the beach, but watch out, it’s quite narrow.

Ziggy loves it here. Patch is dog-friendly all year-round and there are always a few dog walkers to chat to along the way.black and white whippet jumping from sea, another image of people fishing in the sunset and another of seagulls on the sea with Gwbert behind

It can get a little busy in peak season – well, it can feel that way if you have a dog like mine, who is constantly chasing and looking for attention from other dogs! A dog owner recently had to restrain his pug on the beach because she just would not give up chasing Ziggy. It made me laugh a lot, she was pressed into the sand like a little starfish!

Pug lying on the beach with the sea behind

We’ve been down there a lot this past year, and we’ve met some really great people along the way.

One side of the beach looks onto the River Teifi and when you cross over the shale to the other side, you are looking out to the mouth of the river and the sea; Poppit Sands is on the left. We’ve seen some beautiful sunsets from Patch. Here’s one of the best!Sunset from Patch beach near Gwbert with Poppit sands on the left and people walking

Boat trips with A Bay to Remember set off from Patch (March – October). The trip takes you out to sea to spot wildlife such as seals and bottlenose dolphins. It looks like so much fun, something I need to do soon.

If you’d like to explore Patch beach with your dog, we’ve got lots of dog-friendly holiday cottages to choose from. You can refine your search by selecting Cardigan – the nearest town.

I hope you’ll like it as much as we do.

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