There are over 60 miles of coastline, 22 miles of which are designated as heritage coast deemed to be of national landscape value. Mwnt, Lochtyn, Cwmtydu & Penbryn beaches are cared for by the National Trust .

Gwbert Beach

Gwbert has three coves with some sandy areas in this rocky headland on the northern coast of Cardigan Bay.

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Mwnt Beach

This rural small, sandy cove is one of the flagship bathing waters in Ceredigion.The bathing water is extremely popular with both tourists and residents alike. The beach is backed by high cliffs and accessed by a series of steps. There is a small stream which issues onto the beach but it is not thought to have any water quality issues. There is a large car park owned by the National Trust at the top of the cliff and a small caravan site nearby.Mwnt Beach is adjacent to the Ceredigion Coast Path and the Wales Coast Path.

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Aberporth Beach

The sandy, sheltered beaches bustle with activity during the summer season, making the seaside village one of Ceredigion’s favourite holiday destinations.Rock pools are exposed at low tide and seals and dolphins can often be seen close to shore. Walks along Ceredigion’s Heritage Coast in the Aberporth area are truly breathtaking. 

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Tresaith Beach

Facing north west, the bay is  popular for swimming, surfing, sailing and windsurfing as well as beach games and sandcastle building.The picturesque village behind the beach has a shop, cafe and pub. The coastal waters and coastal belt is within the Cardigan Bay Special Area of Conservation, confirming the high conservation status of the area. The Ceredigion Coast Path links Tresaith to neighbouring Aberporth and, at low tide it is possible to walk along the foreshore all the way to the golden beaches of Penbryn, to the north. Walkers are often rewarded with sightings of seals and dolphins close to the shore. Penbryn, its sand dunes and surrounding woodland, is managed by the National Trust. 

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Poppit Sands

Located within Cardigan Bay and measuring approximately 600 metres in length, this north west facing bay is backed by sand dunes and is divided by the River Teifi, which flows onto the beach.

Penbryn Beach

Penbryn is a large sandy beach backed by a dune system and cliffs.The beach is operated by the National Trust and running across it is a small stream known as the Nant Hoffnant. Penbryn is a very rural beach with only a small amount of parking. The majority of the parking is a few hundred metres back up the valley at Penbryn village. The beach is popular with surfers, canoeists and kayakers. There are many caravan parks in the area, offering a wide range of facilities and the beach is popular as a stop-off point for walkers using the Ceredigion coastal path. 

Langrannog Beach

Measuring just over 100 metres in width, with interbedded mudstone and sandstone cliffs on either side, the sandy, sheltered beach has a distinctive large rock on the shores edge.The coastal waters and coastal belt are designated as the Cardigan Bay Special Area of Conservation and the Aberarth Cerreg Wylan Site of Special Scientific Interest, confirming the high conservation status of the area. A small unnamed stream and the Nant Hawen enter the sea at Llangrannog Bay, both of which drain agricultural land. 

New Quay Beach

New Quay is a picturesque and internationally renowned village and was once a flourishing fishing port and ship building centre.
Harbour beach, with its deep golden sands and secluded harbour, offers both bathing and boating facilities.
There is a good selection of places to eat and drink in addition to plenty of organised tours and walks to go on, the most popular of which are the boat trips to watch the seals and dolphins of the Cardigan Bay Special Area of Conservation.
Dylan Thomas once lived there and it is highly likely that llarregub, the “cliff-perched town at the far end of Wales” featured in Under Milkwood is based on this village.