by Hannah Craven
Borth Beach and Ynyslas Beach are two beautiful beaches in West Wales.
Situated just below Aberdovey, Borth is Ceredigion’s most northerly seaside village. A large beach stretches the entire length of the village and on to neighbouring Ynyslas, where you will find another scenic beach.
If you are thinking about visiting Ceredigion, these two beautiful beaches are well worth a visit. Both backed by popular villages, you’ll find plenty of amenities along the coast including a choice of restaurants, pubs, and even opportunities for golfing! Just a short drive from Aberdovey, be sure to make a stop here while on your travels!
Thinking about visiting these pretty coastal villages? Here’s everything you need to know about Borth Beach and Ynyslas Beach…
At very low tides the remains of an ancient forest can be discovered along the shoreline of this award-winning Blue Flag beach. The remains date from some 3500 years ago.
Today, Borth is a very popular holiday destination and houses a railway station, golf course, various shops, 5 pubs and a good variety of restaurants and fish and chip shops. The All Wales Coast Path also runs along the seafront at Borth and allows access to some stunning local coastline and views.
The shallow waters of Borth Beach make it a safe place for swimming and paddling. It’s also a popular location for fishing, surfing, and sailing – there’s plenty to keep everyone entertained here!
There are dog restrictions at Borth Beach from May to the end of September.
Borth is one of the most northerly towns in Ceredigion and a popular seaside village in West Wales. We have a fantastic range of holiday cottages in Borth, from dog-friendly accommodation to sea-view cottages.
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Ynyslas Beach is a true gem and well worth a visit. You can park on the estuary side of the dunes and enjoy lovely views up the Dyfi Valley and across the estuary to Aberdyfi.
Take a stroll through the dunes which are managed by the Dyfi National Nature Reserve to discover another world entirely. There are well-trodden routes and also less used ones that lead you through these impressive dunes to the beach which is more than 2 miles long if you include the seafront at Borth. Also in the dunes is a wooden viewing platform offering huge views across the dunes and up the Dyfi Valley to the mountains beyond.
Although prone to westerly winds (much to the enjoyment of kite surfers), Ynyslas Beach is popular with walkers and families can enjoy the pebble bank which runs the entire length of the beach – perfect for sheltering behind if the winds are strong and lovely for sitting on when the sun has warmed the stones.
For a more sheltered experience stay to the Estuary side of the beach where you will also find an Interpretation Centre with toilet facilities and a seasonal ice cream van which can be found parked on the beach.
There are some dog restrictions on the beach from May to the end of September. Out of season, dogs can freely enjoy the golden sands of Ynyslas Beach! Read our ultimate guide to dog-friendly beaches in West Wales for more places to explore with your four-legged friend.
Discover the beauty of Ceredigion’s coastline with a stay in one of our cosy Ceredigion cottages. From stylish homes with sea views to snug cottages in the Welsh countryside, you’re bound to find your ideal holiday home with us.
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