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Llangrannog

Llangrannog is well known to thousands of visitors as a tranquil, safe, seaside holiday village, with two public houses, Pentre Arms and The Ship, two cafe/restaurants, Patio Cafe and The Beach Hut. It also has a general store, Glynafon.

The car park at the beach gets very busy but there is an alternative about half mile up the hill, which is a overspill in a field. This allows you to walk through the picturesque village on the way back down. Dogs are not allowed on the beach from May 1st – September 30th.

Take care if leaving to the south as there is a very tight u-bend at the top of the hill by the statue, quite close to the cliff edge.

 

Llangrannog coastline
Overlooking Llangrannog
Llangrannog beach

Newquay

Certainly one of the jewels of West Wales, New Quay is a beautiful fishing village situated in Ceredigion, is popular with tourists and is an excellent family location with its picturesque harbour and sandy beach. 

There is a stone pier which is the perfect place to spot the resident dolphins, porpoises & grey seals. There are numberous eateries & shops to take in while visiting or perhaps a boat trip to get a closer look at the marine life & stunning Ceredigion Marine Heritage Coast.

Newquay Beach
Newquay Harbour
Newquay Stone Pier

Newport Sands

This dune backed, sandy beach is plenty big enough for all your beach activities and at low tide, you can wade across the river to Newport Parrog. It’s very popular with all kinds of watersports enthusiasts.

Local tip & ideal for dog walking, take a right turn just before the town, heading for the golf course. At the bridge, if there is space, park up. Just over the bridge take a left turn down the track & follow until you come to a stone slipway. Once on the beach, follow round until you reach the main beach.

There is a cafe at the car park & another one at the golf clubhouse. You can walk through the golf course & eventually back on to the same path. Round trip approximately 2 miles.

Newport village has a few shops & several eateries but note, it’s a long walk around the estuary from centre to beach or vice versa.

 

Newport Sands aircraft
Newport Perrog Waterside

The Blue Lagoon

THE BLUE LAGOON in Abereiddy, is a small oasis between Fishguard & St Davids. Originally a slate quarry, it was shut down in 1910. The mine was flooded (on purpose) by local fisherman who blasted a narrow channel in the seaward side of the quarry, which allowed the ocean to flood the pit and provide shelter for their boats. The fishing industry has all but disappeared from Abereiddy Bay, and these days the lagoon is more popular for swimming, diving and exploring than as a boat harbour.

There is also a small but lovely beach which allows dogs all year round. The walk to the lagoon is slightly uphill, on uneven terrain but nothing to strenuous. There is a manned car park, which costs around £3.

The Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon viewpoint
Pathway to the Blue Lagoon