Aberporth is a small but bustling village resort on the Ceredigion Marine Heritage Coast, 10 miles south of New Quay. Its two beaches sit between the rocky headlands of Trecregyn and Fathgarreg, separated by a smaller rocky outcrop. The beaches are safe and sandy with rock pools and a small stream running out onto the beach making it ideal for children. The southern beach, Dolwen, is the most popular with families and Dyffryn, the northern beach is used for launching sailing boats, kayaks, canoes and fishing boats. Bottlenose dolphins can often be seen swimming and diving as they follow shoals of mackerel into the bay.
From here you can join the Ceredigion Coast Path which follows a 60 miles / 96 km route along the spectacular scenery of the Cardigan Bay coastline. For a shorter walk you can try the coast walk from Aberporth to the village of Tresaith and there are circular walks from the village.
Car parking: There is a car park with some disabled spaces above the south section of the beach and further parking is available in the village.
Food: The small cafe that overlooks Cardigan Bay serves hot and cold snacks or there is a pub next door where takeaways are also available. There are local shops, cafés, pubs and a wide selection of restaurants in the surrounding area.
Toilets are located near the carpark.
Lifeguards: Swimming is considered safe and Lifeguards are on duty from mid July until mid August.
Dogs are not allowed on the southern Dolwen Beach between the 1st May and 30th September inclusive. The restrictions do not apply to guide dogs for the blind.
Awards: Seaside Award
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