The Lodge's Guidebook

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The Lodge's Guidebook

Amazing beaches!
Tresaith is set in a small sheltered sandy bay named after the River Saith which cascades as a waterfall over the cliffs to the beach. The beach is very popular with families during the summer offering safe swimming and rock pools. The second beach is accessed by crossing below the waterfall, take care to watch the tides. There are public toilets near the beach, with wheelchair access. There is also a café, a first aid post, a shop and The Ship Inn Pub providing lots of tables inside and out, for meals overlooking the beach. The beach has a slipway and is a popular sailing destination. There is limited car parking with some spaces for cars displaying disabled stickers Tresaith Beach is between Aberporth and Penbryn. The coast is part of the Ceredigion Coast Path and the stretches either side of Tresaith offer short walks with fantastic views across Cardigan Bay and the opportunity to spot dolphins and seals in the bay.
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Tresaith
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Tresaith is set in a small sheltered sandy bay named after the River Saith which cascades as a waterfall over the cliffs to the beach. The beach is very popular with families during the summer offering safe swimming and rock pools. The second beach is accessed by crossing below the waterfall, take care to watch the tides. There are public toilets near the beach, with wheelchair access. There is also a café, a first aid post, a shop and The Ship Inn Pub providing lots of tables inside and out, for meals overlooking the beach. The beach has a slipway and is a popular sailing destination. There is limited car parking with some spaces for cars displaying disabled stickers Tresaith Beach is between Aberporth and Penbryn. The coast is part of the Ceredigion Coast Path and the stretches either side of Tresaith offer short walks with fantastic views across Cardigan Bay and the opportunity to spot dolphins and seals in the bay.
The coast village of Aberporth bustles with activity in the summer. It has the advantage of two sandy sheltered beaches with rock pools exposed at low tide making it ideal for family holidays. There is a small car park above the south section of the beach. Further parking can be found in the village. Swimming is considered safe here and during the school holidays – from mid July to the end of August – Ceredigion Beach Officer Lifeguard Service normally establishes patrolled bathing areas daily. You can enjoy a circular walk from Aberporth, a short coast walk from Aberporth to Tresaith is fully accessible for the first mile and provides a great vantage point to look out for dolphins close to the Cardigan Bay shore. Other walks extend along Cardigan Bay Coast. It is possible to walk north along the coastal path to the nearby village of Tresaith and if you like, on to Penbryn Beach. The small headland near the carved wooden sculpture of a dolphin is another good spot to see dolphins. Aberporth was once an important village for herring fishing but now it is mostly crab and lobster and a popular spot for sea fishing and small boat sailing.
Aberporth
The coast village of Aberporth bustles with activity in the summer. It has the advantage of two sandy sheltered beaches with rock pools exposed at low tide making it ideal for family holidays. There is a small car park above the south section of the beach. Further parking can be found in the village. Swimming is considered safe here and during the school holidays – from mid July to the end of August – Ceredigion Beach Officer Lifeguard Service normally establishes patrolled bathing areas daily. You can enjoy a circular walk from Aberporth, a short coast walk from Aberporth to Tresaith is fully accessible for the first mile and provides a great vantage point to look out for dolphins close to the Cardigan Bay shore. Other walks extend along Cardigan Bay Coast. It is possible to walk north along the coastal path to the nearby village of Tresaith and if you like, on to Penbryn Beach. The small headland near the carved wooden sculpture of a dolphin is another good spot to see dolphins. Aberporth was once an important village for herring fishing but now it is mostly crab and lobster and a popular spot for sea fishing and small boat sailing.
Penbryn is owned by the National Trust. The beach is almost a mile in length. Penbryn is about 9 miles north of Cardigan. There is a car park on Llanborth Farm as you arrive, some 400 metres from the beach. The National Trust charge a small fee for parking. There’s also The Plwmp Tart café and shop here with outdoor and indoor seating. The walk down to the beach is either on the lane, or follow the footpath signs from the back of the car park [behind the café] which takes you into a beautiful wooded valley, full of wood anemones in the spring. This shady path suddenly opens up to the wide expanse of the beach and the sound of the waves, a lovely approach to the beach.
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Penbryn
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Penbryn is owned by the National Trust. The beach is almost a mile in length. Penbryn is about 9 miles north of Cardigan. There is a car park on Llanborth Farm as you arrive, some 400 metres from the beach. The National Trust charge a small fee for parking. There’s also The Plwmp Tart café and shop here with outdoor and indoor seating. The walk down to the beach is either on the lane, or follow the footpath signs from the back of the car park [behind the café] which takes you into a beautiful wooded valley, full of wood anemones in the spring. This shady path suddenly opens up to the wide expanse of the beach and the sound of the waves, a lovely approach to the beach.
Mwnt beach is a sheltered sandy cove, owned by the National Trust. This popular beach is off the beaten track but can still get busy in the height of summer. The single track road leads over a cattle grid as the view opens up below over Cardigan Bay. The steep steps leading to the beach make it unsuitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs, but the refreshment booth can still be reached. There is parking in a field above the beach. Although swimming conditions are considered safe at Mwnt but there is no lifeguard service here. A well-trodden path circles Foel y Mwnt, leading to the top of the hill which overlooks the beach. The Ceredigion Heritage Coastal Path passes along the cliff behind the beach.
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Traeth Mwnt
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Mwnt beach is a sheltered sandy cove, owned by the National Trust. This popular beach is off the beaten track but can still get busy in the height of summer. The single track road leads over a cattle grid as the view opens up below over Cardigan Bay. The steep steps leading to the beach make it unsuitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs, but the refreshment booth can still be reached. There is parking in a field above the beach. Although swimming conditions are considered safe at Mwnt but there is no lifeguard service here. A well-trodden path circles Foel y Mwnt, leading to the top of the hill which overlooks the beach. The Ceredigion Heritage Coastal Path passes along the cliff behind the beach.
Llangrannog is a small, coastal village and seaside resort in Ceredigion West Wales, between Aberporth and New Quay. By the Llangrannog beach there is a shop, two pubs The Ship; and the Pentre arms, and The Patio Café, which serves delicious home made ice creams, and if you are walking on a cold day, why not treat yourself to the excellent fish chowder.
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Llangrannog
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Llangrannog is a small, coastal village and seaside resort in Ceredigion West Wales, between Aberporth and New Quay. By the Llangrannog beach there is a shop, two pubs The Ship; and the Pentre arms, and The Patio Café, which serves delicious home made ice creams, and if you are walking on a cold day, why not treat yourself to the excellent fish chowder.
At the mouth of the Teifi Estuary, Poppit Sands is a sandy beach backed by dunes. At high water, there is plenty of beach but it’s a low tide when the full extent of sand appears to go almost to Gwbert on the other side. Don’t attempt a crossing, though, the currents are too strong. Watch the tide when it’s coming in. It’s fast!
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Poppit Sands Beach
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At the mouth of the Teifi Estuary, Poppit Sands is a sandy beach backed by dunes. At high water, there is plenty of beach but it’s a low tide when the full extent of sand appears to go almost to Gwbert on the other side. Don’t attempt a crossing, though, the currents are too strong. Watch the tide when it’s coming in. It’s fast!
Sightseeing
Set on the banks of the river Teifi which loops around the castle, Newcastle Emlyn is a lovely traditional market town to explore. Behind the clock tower with its shops and local theatre group ‘The Attic Players’ in Cawdor Hall below the tower. The castle has a fantastic view of the river and provides a great picnic spot right in the centre of the town. Over the years the town has become a great attraction for antique collectors, with a number of shops focusing on Welsh antiques. Every Friday there is a large market with local farmers food providing the main attraction.
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Newcastle Emlyn
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Set on the banks of the river Teifi which loops around the castle, Newcastle Emlyn is a lovely traditional market town to explore. Behind the clock tower with its shops and local theatre group ‘The Attic Players’ in Cawdor Hall below the tower. The castle has a fantastic view of the river and provides a great picnic spot right in the centre of the town. Over the years the town has become a great attraction for antique collectors, with a number of shops focusing on Welsh antiques. Every Friday there is a large market with local farmers food providing the main attraction.
The market town of Cardigan is an essential stop on your visit to Cardigan Bay. The slow pace of change in this part of Wales has helped preserve the 19th character and charm of this ancient town. The narrow streets, traditional shops, inns and eating places many with their original Georgian and Victorian fronts help create a unique visitor experience.
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Cardigan
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The market town of Cardigan is an essential stop on your visit to Cardigan Bay. The slow pace of change in this part of Wales has helped preserve the 19th character and charm of this ancient town. The narrow streets, traditional shops, inns and eating places many with their original Georgian and Victorian fronts help create a unique visitor experience.
Cilgerran, once a small market town, now generally considered a rural village, roosts quietly above the dramatic, wooded Teifi Gorge that threads through the rolling farming landscape of North Pembrokeshire. Cilgerran offers the visitor an ideal base for walking, bird watching, canoeing, fishing, cycling and enjoying the arts and culture of nearby Cardigan town and Rhos y Gilwen Mansion, all supported by a pleasant village infrastructure of three pubs, a shop / post office located at the junction down to the River Teifi Car Park and coracle information centre, a restaurant, and a food takeaway.
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Cilgerran
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Cilgerran, once a small market town, now generally considered a rural village, roosts quietly above the dramatic, wooded Teifi Gorge that threads through the rolling farming landscape of North Pembrokeshire. Cilgerran offers the visitor an ideal base for walking, bird watching, canoeing, fishing, cycling and enjoying the arts and culture of nearby Cardigan town and Rhos y Gilwen Mansion, all supported by a pleasant village infrastructure of three pubs, a shop / post office located at the junction down to the River Teifi Car Park and coracle information centre, a restaurant, and a food takeaway.
The Welsh Wildlife Centre in Pembrokeshire is a stunning visitor centre set in the fabulous Teifi Marsh Nature Reserve.
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Welsh Wildlife Centre
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The Welsh Wildlife Centre in Pembrokeshire is a stunning visitor centre set in the fabulous Teifi Marsh Nature Reserve.
New Quay’s beaches extend in a golden arc around the bay and are ideal for relaxing and strolling by the sea. Enjoy a walk along the front to the end of the Quay and watch the boats sail by. Or sit in one of the cafes overlooking the harbour and see the dolphins Bottlenose Dolphins The Bottlenose Dolphins are regularly seen swimming and diving as they follow the shoals of mackerel into the bay. For a great view of these beautiful creatures stand at the end of the Quay, Even better take one of Winston Evans Boat Trips to explore the full delights of the Cardigan Bay Marine Heritage Coast.
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New Quay Beach
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New Quay’s beaches extend in a golden arc around the bay and are ideal for relaxing and strolling by the sea. Enjoy a walk along the front to the end of the Quay and watch the boats sail by. Or sit in one of the cafes overlooking the harbour and see the dolphins Bottlenose Dolphins The Bottlenose Dolphins are regularly seen swimming and diving as they follow the shoals of mackerel into the bay. For a great view of these beautiful creatures stand at the end of the Quay, Even better take one of Winston Evans Boat Trips to explore the full delights of the Cardigan Bay Marine Heritage Coast.
The Gardens: Two and a half acres of themed gardens, sculpture gardens and a vegetable garden. The Shop: Featuring stone sculptures and wall plaques along with sculptures from other artists, and gifts. The Workshop: A look into how they make the sculptures. The Tea Room: Homemade cakes, homemade cordials and fair-trade tea and coffee with all profits donated to the Halo Trust , a UK Charity which clears landmines in war torn countries so that rural people can return to their fields and villages safely.
Sculptureheaven
The Gardens: Two and a half acres of themed gardens, sculpture gardens and a vegetable garden. The Shop: Featuring stone sculptures and wall plaques along with sculptures from other artists, and gifts. The Workshop: A look into how they make the sculptures. The Tea Room: Homemade cakes, homemade cordials and fair-trade tea and coffee with all profits donated to the Halo Trust , a UK Charity which clears landmines in war torn countries so that rural people can return to their fields and villages safely.
The small cove of Cwmytydu in it’s deep wooded valley is surrounded by high pastures where you may well see wild ponies. The restored lime kiln marks the back of the beach which is commonly supposed to have been used for smuggling. A number of cafés and lovely cliff walks make Cwmtydu popular with walkers, and the beach is easy to access for launching kayaks. The Ceredigion Coast Path drops down into Cwmtydu by descending along the valley side and then returning to the coast to climb up towards New Quay. The beach and coves around Cwmtydu are a popular place for seals to rear their pups, it is important to stay clear of the pups and keep dogs away from them especially in September and October when the mothers may by out at sea waiting for the area to be clear before bringing food to the seal pup. The can be observed from the coast paths and even the car park.
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Cwmtydu Cove Car Park
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The small cove of Cwmytydu in it’s deep wooded valley is surrounded by high pastures where you may well see wild ponies. The restored lime kiln marks the back of the beach which is commonly supposed to have been used for smuggling. A number of cafés and lovely cliff walks make Cwmtydu popular with walkers, and the beach is easy to access for launching kayaks. The Ceredigion Coast Path drops down into Cwmtydu by descending along the valley side and then returning to the coast to climb up towards New Quay. The beach and coves around Cwmtydu are a popular place for seals to rear their pups, it is important to stay clear of the pups and keep dogs away from them especially in September and October when the mothers may by out at sea waiting for the area to be clear before bringing food to the seal pup. The can be observed from the coast paths and even the car park.
Come and say hello to our farm animals; enjoy our fenced clifftop walk to the headland from where you can watch seals in the wild that breed in the caves below the Farm Park cliffs or spot our frequent dolphin visitors; browse in our gift shop, with a selection of toys and books as well as local and Welsh crafts; children will enjoy our indoor and outdoor play areas; have a bite to eat in our café and enjoy the scenery.
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Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park
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Come and say hello to our farm animals; enjoy our fenced clifftop walk to the headland from where you can watch seals in the wild that breed in the caves below the Farm Park cliffs or spot our frequent dolphin visitors; browse in our gift shop, with a selection of toys and books as well as local and Welsh crafts; children will enjoy our indoor and outdoor play areas; have a bite to eat in our café and enjoy the scenery.
Food scene
Beachfront pub and restaurant
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The Ship Inn
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Beachfront pub and restaurant
Award winning Mexican streetfood
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El Salsa
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Award winning Mexican streetfood
Amazing authentic Italian food!
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La Calabria
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Amazing authentic Italian food!
Aberaeron has a good selection of guest houses, self catering cottages and and excellent restaurants. The great classic architect John Nash who built the near by Llanerchaeron mansion was reputedly involved in the planning of the new town.
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Aberaeron
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Aberaeron has a good selection of guest houses, self catering cottages and and excellent restaurants. The great classic architect John Nash who built the near by Llanerchaeron mansion was reputedly involved in the planning of the new town.
Rainy days
A great activity for wet days, full of interest for adults and activities for children, with a great cafe.
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National Wool Museum
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A great activity for wet days, full of interest for adults and activities for children, with a great cafe.
Soft play and cafe for little ones
Felinwynt Cafê & Playbarn
Soft play and cafe for little ones
An elegant Georgian villa, set in the wooded Aeron valley. Remarkably unaltered for over 200 years, this self-sufficient estate includes a farm, walled gardens and lake
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Llanerchaeron - National Trust
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An elegant Georgian villa, set in the wooded Aeron valley. Remarkably unaltered for over 200 years, this self-sufficient estate includes a farm, walled gardens and lake
Mwldan is a vibrant arts and cinema complex situated in the centre of Cardigan; with three fully digital screens.
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Theatre Mwldan
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Mwldan is a vibrant arts and cinema complex situated in the centre of Cardigan; with three fully digital screens.
Maverick distillers, crafting bespoke spirits. They are respectful of tradition but not constrained by it. They tread our own path in distilling and are proud innovators and providers of bespoke premium spirits to the drinks industry. They craft every batch in copper pot stills, Afanc & Meredith, in order to control and supply drinks of exclusive quality. Join them at a gin making experience or get in touch to discover your gin and create your very own bespoke product.
In The Welsh Wind Distillery
Maverick distillers, crafting bespoke spirits. They are respectful of tradition but not constrained by it. They tread our own path in distilling and are proud innovators and providers of bespoke premium spirits to the drinks industry. They craft every batch in copper pot stills, Afanc & Meredith, in order to control and supply drinks of exclusive quality. Join them at a gin making experience or get in touch to discover your gin and create your very own bespoke product.