Aberarth is a pretty hamlet nestling in a quiet, tiny natural harbour. It is fascinating to think it was once a busy 12th century seaport through which the Cistercian monks imported Bath Stone from Bristol for the building of the magnificent abbey at Strata Florida.
The ever industrious monks also built fish traps or ‘goredi’ to catch salmon, sprats and mullet when the tide went out. You can still see the stone remains at low tide.
Look out for peregrine falcon, chough and stonechat birdlife around the beach, which although covered with large pebbles, is very popular with experienced surfers.