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Ceibwr Bay although only a tiny bay is one of the most dramatic locations on the North Pembrokeshire coast a mile to the west of the small village of Moylegrove.

There are large and dramatic cliffs that soar above the bay, in folds that were originally created by glacial erosion. The cove has the feel of a typical smuggler’s cove; many stories have been told about illicit contraband being landed. Ceibwr has also had its moments of fame in several films and TV programmes, mostly because of its attractive backdrop typically used for a smuggling scenes.

Planning a visit to this picturesque bay? Here are some quick facts about Ceibwr Bay…

Ceibwr Bay – Quick facts

Ceibwr Bay

  • The bay is also popular with artists, particularly in the springtime, the cliffs are a carpet of pink with dense mats of thrift occasionally interspersed with primroses, the colours are simply amazing.
  • Autumn is the best time for seal spotting in Ceibwr, the Atlantic grey seals often use it for shelter for their young. During the summer months, a couple of small boats are kept on the beach. If you happen to be lucky you could catch their owners returning with some freshly caught fish for supper.
  • The sheltered cove leads along the valley past some rural cottages, smallholdings and on into the village of Moylegrove, with its pretty colour-washed cottages. It is a very tranquil and peaceful location for anyone wishing to get away from it all.
  • In January 2014, a section of the cliffs on the north end of the beach was washed clean away in the fierce storms that hit Pembrokeshire. Although there are no sea defences at Ceibwr the beach survived almost intact except for a small amount of damage to the cliff face and some washing out of the bank behind the old lime kiln.
  • The nearest places to grab a bite to eat at Ceibwr Bay are the Penrallt Garden Centre or further afield at St Dogmaels or Newport.

Cottages near Ceibwr Bay

Glyn Yr Efail (Ref. 1039765) Moylegrove nr Newport and Cardigan, Pembrokeshire

Distance: A five-minute drive or a 20-minute walk over to Ceibwr Bay

Glyn Yr Efail

A cosy two-bedroom cottage set in the pretty village of Moylegrove, Glyn Yr Efail comfortably accommodates up to four guests. Here, you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the surrounding woodlands before heading to the gorgeous Pembrokeshire coast.

Tregwynt (Ref. 1035524) Moylegrove, Newport, Pembrokeshire

Distance: A five-minute drive or a 30-minute walk over to Ceibwr Bay


Enjoy delightful sea views from the lovely Tregwynt, a secluded two-bedroom bungalow in the village of Moylegrove. Nestled between the popular beaches of Newport Sands and Poppit Sands, you’ll have plenty of choices when it comes to days out by the seaside!

The Farmhouse (Ref. 1035418) Newport, Pembrokeshire, South Wales & Pembrokeshire

Distance: A ten-minute drive or a one-hour walk over to Ceibwr Bay

The Farmhouse

What a beautiful home! The Farmhouse is a classic four-bedroom cottage, perfect for memorable family holidays in Pembrokeshire. Set between the coastal towns of Newport and Cardigan, you’ll find plenty to see and do in the surrounding areas.

Discover the beauty of this wild county with a stay in one of our charming Pembrokeshire cottages. Whether you are searching for a seaside retreat or a cosy cottage in the country, there’s something for everyone.