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Aberporth - Dolwen and Dyffryn beaches

Aberporth, a pretty coastal village, overlooks two beautiful sandy beaches known as Dolwen and Dyffryn. The former is a regular Blue Flag and Seaside Award winning beach and is a favourite holiday destination for families. The area is also very popular for sailing and RNLI lifeguards patrol during the summer.

Aberporth Beach - Discover Ceredigion

Aberporth beach

Aberporth beach is a wide, gently sloping sandy beach, divided by a small headland. It's a popular family beach, ideal for building sandcastles, creating sand art and exploring rockpools.

​Dogs on Aberporth beaches

Dogs are welcome throughout the year on the northern beach area, known as Dyffryn beach (see the downloadable pdf map, on the right, for details), whilst dogs can visit Dolwen beach between September and mid June.

​Accessible clifftop path at Aberporth

A gentle, fully accessible, cliff top path extends for approximately one mile from Aberporth towards Tresaith. It has extensive views out to sea making it a perfect spot to watch the bottlenose dolphins that can often be seen close to shore.

Spotting wildlife in Aberporth

The clifftop path towards Tresaith is a ideal for spotting the bottlenose dolphins of Cardigan Bay. Another popular spot is the little headland between the two beaches, near the cared wooden sculpture of a bottlenose dolphin.

Orcas and harbour porpoises have been also been spotted whilst sunfish and basking sharks are offshore visitors in summer.

Aberporth fishing and maritime heritage

Until the early 20th century, Aberporth was at the centre of the herring fishing industry in Wales. Today it's Cardigan Bay crab and lobster that is caught by Aberporth fishermen on a small, sustainable scale. ​​

Awards
  • ​ Blue Flag 2017
  •  Seaside Award 2017
Facilities
  •  Car parking
  •  Shower
  •  Toilet
  •  Life Saving Equipment
  •  Lifeguard patrol area  17/06/17 - 03/09/17
  •  Dog restriction on section of beach 1 May - 30 Sept