Beaches in Pembrokeshire & Ceredigion
Seaview Cottage is perfectly located to explore the beaches of Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion. If you like the idea of acres of sand and beach to yourself then this is the place to visit. There are so many beaches to choose from along the coast from Seaview Cottage. We've selected a few of our local favourites.
(5 minute walk from Seaview Cottage)
A beautiful sheltered pebble cove owned by the National Trust and registered as a site of scientific interest. You'll often find Grey seals here, basking on the rocks. There's a little river winding its way to the sea through the cove, with a perfect 'Pooh Stick' bridge. From here you can walk some of the most impressive sections of the Coastal Path. Explore the spectacular Witches Cauldron, a blow hole caused by the collapse of a cave roof. We often take a day out to kayak or swim here, spy on the birds and explore the caves.
(5 minute drive from Seaview Cottage)
A large sandy beach at the mouth of the River Teifi, perfect for a long walk and backed by dunes. Close to Caridgan. Lifeguard on duty. You can pick up the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path here, or the Poppit Rocket Bus. This beach has a European blue flag award. A partial dog ban from 1st May - 30th September. Boat by laws apply. There is an RNLI station here, we never get tired of watching them launch their boats for practice on Sunday mornings, using their huge tractor, a boys dream. Many a happy BBQ and numerous games of rounders spent on this beach. The beach shelves gradually with lots of stranded tidal pools to play in.
(10 minute drive from Seaview Cottage)
We spend a lot of time on this beach all year round, especially in the evenings when you can sometimes have it to yourself, even in peak Summer. Lifeguard on duty. You can drive onto this beach and come early evening you will often find us enjoying an evening swim (the water feels warmer having been heated all day long...honest) followed by a BBQ and beach games or hide and seek in the sand dunes. You can’t beat the soft light of dusk on a beautiful beach.
(At the end of Newport Sands)
Not so much a beach more like a good walk with rock pooling. It's a very quaint old part of Newport and when the tides out you can swim in the mouth of the estuary. It's a good place for a picnic and to watch the rowing club practice on a Sunday morning.
A really picturesque small sandy cove, with steps down the cliff. Parking is above. Dolphin spotting is a popular past time from this beach. The tide washes it clean and flat, great for ball games or digging a hole. Beautiful views with great swimming as the beach shelves quickly.
This is how beaches were in the young days. Not an ice cream van in sight (or toilet!). The sea stays nice and close even at low tide making it a fun swimming beach, though there is no lifeguard. You have to park about a 5 minute walk from this beach. You can get close to drop off and return to park. There is a shop, and toilets are available in the car park. But it is a lovely country lane walk and the sand is great for sandcastles.
A firm family favourite. This beach has a small entrance so parking is just before the village with a five minute walk downhill. Lifeguard on duty. When the tide goes out it reveals a second beach with a waterfall where the Saith river tumbles over the cliff - perfect for a fresh water shower. When the tide is fully in our boys love to do a spot of mini-coasteering , leaping from the fantastic rocks just offshore, a level suitable for all ages to jump from, even cautious mum!. Lovely ice-cream shop close by. The Sailor Arms overlooking the beach do really good food with a great view.
New Quay Harbour Beach & New Quay Traeth y Dolau
A lot of boat trips available from New Quay. Another of our favourite places to go in the evening, buy some fish and chips and sit on the harbour wall. This is one of the best places in West Wales to see dolphins & porpoise. You can take a boat trip, but daily sightings from the habour wall mean that sea legs are not mandatory to catch one of nature's most lovely sights.