Poppit Sands is a very wide
sandy beach at the estuary of the River Teifi near Cardigan in Wales.
It is close to St Dogmaels and the northern end of the Pembrokeshire
Coast Path starts there. The area is a gathering spot for surfers and
is a National Trust
beach. There is a large pay and display car park above
the beach and a shop and toilets partway down the
leading to the beach. It gets its name from the prominent steep conical
hill, a landmark from much of Cardigan Bay, that rises above the beach.
16th century, Aberporth with its two fine sandy beaches, was a
subsidiary landing point for the port of Cardigan. Boats, nets and salt
for preserving were brought in from Ireland. Nowadays, Aberporth relies
relates that a certain king of Ireland had
seven troublesome daughters. Failing to exercise control over the
princesses he finally lost his patience and told his servants to put
his daughters on an open boat and cast them adrift. The Irish Sea
currents took the craft towards the coast of Ceredigion where it
beached. The seven princesses landed safely, fell in love with the sons
of seven local Welsh families, married and settled down. This is why
the settlement is called Tresaith (Welsh 'the Town of Seven').
Beach, between Llangrannog and Tresaith is
owned by the National Trust and was used for location filming for the
James Bond film Die Another Day.
Llangrannog lies in the narrow valley of the
little River Hawen, which falls as a waterfall near the middle of the
village. The earliest parts of the village (the "church village") lie
above the waterfall and are hidden by a twist of the valley so that
they cannot be seen from the sea. This protected them from the
attention of sea marauders, the Vikings and the Irish. After the
mid-eighteenth century the sea became safer and a "beach village" and
small seaport developed.
Dolau Beach, New Quay
Just to the south of
the pier, Dolau beach lies below the main car park. and close to the
southern terraces of Rock Street, Marine Terrace and Lewis Terrace. Close
to the top of the path leading to the beach
are New Quay's two fish and chip shops, the Mariner and the Captains
Rendezvous. Fish and chips on Dolau beach is a local favourite.
New Quay Harbour Beach
Lying between the two
piers at New Quay, the Harbour beach is the area's most popular beach
in the summer as it within close walking distance of the centre of New
Quay where there are many self catering cottages and Guest Houses. Click
on the links at the top of this page for a
comprehensive selection of accommodation in New Quay and the local area.
extends from Llanina Point to the New Quay lifeboat station and is a
wide sandy beach at low tide. Public access is from New Quay by walking
along the beach from the lifeboat station, however care must be taken
as people can be stranded on the rocks by the incoming tide.
Bach (Little Bay) is just to the north of Traethgwyn at New Quay and
separated by that beach by the rocky promontory of Llanina point. In
the last century, there was a church on the point that was washed away
by the sea. Cei Bach was important for ship building in the late
eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and there were several lime
kilns above the beach.
Llanrhystud is a small
seaside village on the A487 , nine miles south of Aberystwyth. It is
named after the early Christian Welsh saint Rhystud. There
is a narrow road opposite the filling
station that leads through farmland to the car park above the beach.
The beach is a narrow shingle bank at high tide, but becomes wide and
sandy at low tide. To the south of the beach are several lime kilns -
some of the best examples in the county.