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Beaches & Paths

Super for sand and sea, cracking for coves and cliffs, ideal for ice-creams – that’s our West Wales…


“This was our 4th trip to Croft Farm! That in itself says a lot…”

Redbec1980 on Tripadvisor, from Lancaster


Some well kept secrets here… without the crowds

Blue Flag Bucket & Spade Beaches

Poppit Sands is just a short hop from Croft Farm. A mile of sandy beach at low tide and a long bank of sand dunes offering shelter from inshore winds, is the perfect play to play.  Go for BBQs on the beach, body surfing, games of frisby, French cricket or rounders.  Lose yourself for hours rock pooling. Off season, it’s the perfect place for a leg stretch or serious sand castle construction. Walkers can access the start of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path just above Poppit Sands. With a beach cafe in the car park or The Webley Waterfront Inn at the other end, you can make a day of it.

Young fishermen can do a spot of crabbing off the pontoon in St Dogmaels just above Poppit Sands.

Newport Sands, another blue flag beach with protected sand dunes, is the place to launch boats, kayaks and windsurfers. Prefer dry land? Explore the delightful galleries, pubs and surf shops in this tiny coastal town.

Discover more fantastic beaches north of Cardigan. Looking to escape? Find hidden coves  off the beaten track.

You’ll be delighted by the beaches of North Pembrokeshire.

 

Coastal Walks

Toddle along the sands, or stride out on the Pembrokeshire Coast National Trail which is easily reached at Poppit Sands, which is a mile long at low tide. The perfect place to take those first steps.  For those who love long walks the Pembrokeshire Coast National Trail offers 621 miles of footpaths and bridleways.

From nearby Ceibwr, a little pebbly cove in Moylegrove, you can join the Pembrokeshire Coast Path or drop into the excellent cafe at nearby Penrallt Garden Centre. It makes the perfect base for a number of shorter walks e.g. Witches Cauldron Walk.

A stone’s throw South and you can walk around Dinas Head.  It starts opposite Newport beach in Cwm-yr-Eglwys, or Valley of the Church, and takes you up and around the headland, which overlooks Fishguard Harbour with Carningli (or Angel Mountain) in the backdrop.

Smuggler's Coves & Hard to Find Beaches

Venturing along the Pembrokeshire, or Cardigan Bay coast path gives you a sense of this outstanding coastline. Follow narrow paths down to hidden coves and feel a million miles away from the day to day hustle and bustle.

Get closer from a boat and look out for seals, dolphins and nesting sea birds in and around Cardigan Bay and from Newquay.  Also in Cardigan Bay be sure to visit Mwnt and Tresaith for the cliff walks, caves and beautiful beaches.  Catch the spectacular bluebells in the woods above Penbryn in April and May.  Don’t forget Llangrannog, a tiny fishing village on the sea with the most delicious ice creams, beachside cafe and pubs.

Ceibwr, a little pebbly cove in Moylgrove, is our closest bit of this glorious coastline. You can pick up the Pembrokeshire Coast Path here or use the excellent cafe at nearby Penrallt Garden Centre as a base for various walks.