by Katy Depledge
Places to Visit
The former fishing village of Aberporth is the ideal location for a family getaway.
Home to two sheltered beaches, an array of summer activities and stunning views in every direction, Aberporth is a popular holiday destination in West Wales.
Keep reading to discover everything you need to know about Aberporth, West Wales …
Aberporth is a little seaside village on the Cardigan Bay Coastline. It is located in the county of Ceredigion, Wales, just six miles north-east of Cardigan itself.
It has two popular golden sand beaches which are favourites with both locals and holidaymakers alike.
There are plenty of things to see and do during your Aberporth holiday.
The area is well-known for its fishing, both fly fishing along the River Teifi and sea fishing by boat. Alternatively, there are plenty of other outdoor activities to enjoy, from cycling along the coast to surfing with friends.
Why not take a short boat trip from New Quay to see the dolphins or take on an adrenaline-fueled activity during some white-water canoeing?
Here are a few of our favourite things to do in Aberporth…
Aberporth is home to not one, but two beautiful beaches known as Dolwen and Dyffryn. The beaches are amongst some of the most stunning beaches in Cardigan Bay.
At low tide, the kids can spend time exploring the many rock pools whilst you sit and soak up the coastal vistas.
Keep your eyes peeled for the local wildlife – Bottlenose Dolphins can often be seen, whilst orcas and porpoises have also been spotted.
Dogs are only allowed on the beaches from September to May but are welcome on the coast path at all times of the year. If you’re looking for somewhere to take your loveable pooch, check out our favourite dog-friendly beaches in West Wales.
Aberporth is situated along the Ceredigion Coastal Path – part of the popular Wales Coast Path, making it easy to explore the beautiful Cardigan Bay Coastline.
The route is well sign-posted from Aberporth, with one of the most popular routes being the 3km stroll from Aberporth to Tresaith. You may even be lucky enough to spot the Cardigan Bay bottlenose dolphins along the way.
These beautiful mammals have been celebrated in Aberporth by a local wood and stone sculptor, Paul Clarke, designing and creating a life-sized leaping dolphin sculpture, carved from Welsh Oak. This is on display at the seafront in Aberporth and was unveiled in 2001.
For a small coastal village, Aberporth has plenty of pubs and restaurants to enjoy.
The Ship Inn is popular amongst holidaymakers. Enjoy some local, wholesome pub grub, surrounded by spectacular views!
Other favourites include Cwtch Glanmordy, a beach hut cafe takeaway and WatersEdge, a family-run cafe with tasty brunches!
Here’s the weather forecast for the next seven days in Aberporth.
There are plenty of parking opportunities when visiting Aberporth. If you’re heading to the beach, then Aberporth Beach Car Park (Heol y graig, Cardigan, Wales, SA43 2HA) costs £3.00 per car and includes multiple Disabled Spaces.
There is also a small car park behind the Village Hall and one at the top of the hill by the Church.
Aberporth is only a short drive from the market town of Cardigan, where there are three supermarkets, plenty of little individual shops, cafes and public houses.
If you don’t fancy taking the car, there are regular bus services through Aberporth that go to Cardigan and Aberystwyth. In the summer months, there is also “Cardi Bach” which is a service bus that goes along the Cardigan Bay coastline.
This bus is ideal for those who want a day out at one of the surrounding beaches, such as Mwnt, Penbryn, Llangrannog, Cwmtydu & New Quay, without worrying about where to park.
With miles of stunning coastline and golden sandy beaches waiting to be explored, Cardigan bay is the ideal location for a Welsh getaway.
Check out our range of Cardigan Bay holiday cottages and enjoy the sights and sounds of charming Aberporth.
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