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Mwnt beach

Mwnt is a  top 'Special Place' in Wales 2014, according to the public vote. In 2011, the Daily Mail placed Mwnt beach at the very top of its list of "Europe's top ten loveliest, hidden beaches" and in 2012 it topped Country Life's list of UK picnic sites - need we say more?

Mwnt Beach - Discover Ceredigion

Mwnt Beach

Mwnt is an idyllic spot on the Ceredigion coast, with sweeping views across Cardigan Bay from the summit of the conical hill (Foel y Mwnt) that rises above the sandy sheltered beach. Mwnt, including the beach, is one of several sites managed by the National Trust in this area.

Dolphins and other wildlife spotting at Mwnt

Mwnt is located within the Cardigan Bay Special Area of Conservation, protected for the diversity of its wildife. Mwnt is an ideal place to spot bottlenose dolphins, basking sharks and porpoises. 

The unique geology of Foel y Mwnt is also a habitat for unusual plants and lichens.


Mwnt is an ancient holy site and its picturesque and startlingly simple 14th century Church of the Holy Cross (Eglwys y Grog) served  as a sailors’ chapel of ease, and was a welcome refuge for medieval pilgrims en route to the patron saint of Wales' shrine at St Davids, mystical Strata Florida Abbey or Bardsey Island in North Wales.​

In 1155 invaders from Flanders unsuccessfully made a raid on Mwnt in a bloody event commemorated today as Mwnt Red Sunday (Sul y Coch y Mwnt).​

Wales Coast Path

Mwnt is located on one of the most varied stretches of the Wales Coast Path, about 4.5 miles (7.2 km) from the historic market town of Cardigan.

  • ​ Seaside Award 2016
  •  Green Coast Award 2016
  •  Car park
  •  Toilet
  •  Diabled toilet
  •  Lifesaving equipment
  •  Navigation by-laws in force
  •  Dog restriction 1 May - 30 September