Beaches in West Wales

The Ceredigion Heritage Coastline has numerous beautiful sandy beaches, many of which have achieved a European Blue Flag and green Coast Awards awarded blue flag and green flag status for the quality of their beaches and the way that they are managed to reflect their rural, unspoilt nature. Many of them are a short drive from Lanlas Holiday cottages.

Several of the beaches do not allow dogs between 1st May and 30th September - we have highlighted those that do allow dogs. Many of the beaches have Lifeguard cover during the Summer holidays.

If you are looking for a sheltered sandy beach, ideal for small children, with plenty of amenities, then Newquay and Llangrannog beaches are ideal. They are very much geared towards families.

Cei Bach is a lovely beach to the south of Aberaeron. It is one of our favourites and one of the few beaches which does allow dogs all year round. It isn't usually very busy, even in the summer months. There are some great rockpools at the south end of the beach.

To the south of the county is the lovely sheltered cove of Mwnt. It is very popular beach with our guests & often a great place to see Dolphins. The beach is owned by the National Trust. There is a fairly steep footpath down to the beach. It can get busy with families in the summer.

Cwm Tudu is a small sheltered beach with limited parking - it can get quite busy in the summer, but is a great place to see seals in the autumn. There are also some great walks along the coast from Cwm Tydu.

Slightly further down the coast is Penbryn, a National Trust Beach. It is a beautiful beach - its worth approaching the beach by walking from the Car Park through the wooded valley. Although dogs are not allowed from May to September, it is a great beach for dogs in the winter months.

Penbryn Beach