Welcome to Let’s Glamp Retro!
A glamping holiday with Let’s Glamp Retro is surely going to be a memorable one for young and old (and the rest of you in between)!
Tucked away down a private lane and in a quiet and gorgeous spot within the stunning countryside of West Wales is our little 9 acre site. Boasting magnificent panoramic views right from the doorstep (and even your bed) of your LodgePod accommodation – you may not want to go anywhere else at all!
However, during your holiday, you will very likely (as well as enjoying a luxury glamping adventure), take a visit out to some of our fabulous local attractions and with the odd trip to the shops for essentials, food and goodies!
For your convenience, we have listed a range of the nearest shops/pubs/restaurants and general attractions to help you enjoy your stay.
Nearest food/general shops
Storfa JJ’s Stores
Ffostrasol. A local convenience store stocked with all the essentials. Delivery available. Open 7am – 8pm Mon – Sat, 8am – 6pm Sundays.
SA44 4SY Approx 5 minute drive, 30 minutes’ walk (1.4 miles)
Follow lane from entrance to main road. Turn left towards Ffostrasol and follow main road. JJ’s is on the right.
Popty Kates Bakery
Crud Yr Awel, Llandysul SA44 6JA
Approx 8 minutes’ drive (4 miles)
Family run business offering a variety of breakfast bites, lunches, cakes, breads and drinks – a great one for a morning bacon butty you don’t have to cook yourself, or even some goodies to take to the beach!
Opening times vary a bit at different times of the year, but usually 9.00am – 4/5.00pm Monday to Saturday. (Closed Sundays).
Cherry Picked Farm Shop
Sarnau SA44 6QT
Approx 14 minutes’ drive (7 miles)
Open Monday – Saturday 10.00am-5:30pm Sunday – 10.00am-4.00pm
Local Farm Shop and Delicatessen Welsh Artisan Produce. Fabulous fresh baked bread and cakes.
Pencnwc Isaf, Cross Inn, Llandysul SA44 6LN
Approx 13 minutes’ drive. (7 miles)
selling a larger range of goods
Brynhoffnant, Llandysul SA44 6ED
Approx 15 minutes’ drive (7 miles)
Pencader Road, Pontwelly, Llandysul SA44 4AE
Open 7.00am – 9.00pm Monday – Saturday, 10.00am – 4.00pm Sunday
Approx 13 minutes’ drive (7.5 miles)
Aberystwyth Rd, Cardigan SA43 1NA
Approx 28 minutes’ drive (17.5 miles)
If you want to go further afield there is a larger Tesco Superstore in Carmarthen
Morfa Ln, Carmarthen SA31 3AX
Approx 45 minutes’ drive. (24 miles)
Aberystwyth Rd, Cardigan SA43 1NA
Approx 29 minutes’ drive. (17.6 miles)
Market St, Market Place, Lampeter SA48 7DS
Approx 30 minutes’ drive. (18 miles)
Carmarthen SA31 2NF
Approx 40 minutes’ drive. (23.5 miles)
Priory St, Carmarthen SA31 1LS Approx 40 minutes’ drive. (23 miles)
Prefer eating out? Try some of our local pubs and restaurants …
Troedyraur, Llandysul SA44 5JT
la-calabria.co.uk (01239 851101) Approx 10 minutes’ drive. (3 miles)
A family-run authentic Italian restaurant combining a perfect mix of fabulous Italian cooking with fresh Welsh produce, specialising in a range of delicious homemade pasta and tasty dishes made from fresh local ingredients.
Open Tuesday – Saturday 12.00pm – 2.00pm and 6.00pm – 8.30 pm (last orders) Closed Monday and Sunday (The restaurant is open on Bank Holiday weekends on both Sunday and Monday’s)
The Daffodil at Penrhiwllan
Country Pub and Restaurant Penrhiw-llan, Llandysul SA44 5NG
daffodilinn.co.uk (01559 370343)
Approx 12 minutes’ drive. (5.5 miles)
Open Tuesday–Thursday 12.00pm–3:30pm/ 5:30-11.00pm
Friday–Saturday 12.00pm–3:30pm / 5:30pm – 11.00pm, Sunday 12.00pm–3:30pm
As a fresh-food restaurant, their menu evolves seasonally and is supplemented by Daffodil Signature Dishes developed by each member of the kitchen team. Locally sourced fresh fish is always popular, as are the exquisite desserts and coffees. Reservation by phone is advised, particularly on Friday & Saturday evenings, or for Sunday lunch served from 11.45am to 3pm. For younger guests (aged 12 and under) there are Young Diners’ Options (including Children’s portions of roast lunches during Sunday lunch service.
Dogs are welcome in the lounge area and on the decking (just not in the main restaurant) – the Daffodil are dog lovers and are that dog friendly that they stock specially made doggie ice cream in their own little doggie carton 😂
01545 561492 www.granarypizza.co.uk
Approx 18 minutes’ drive (8 miles)
Panteg, Maenygroes, New Quay SA45 9TL
Straight from their wood-fired oven, they serve their own recipe sourdough pizzas with a mix of delicious locally sourced toppings. Relaxed dining with stunning coast and mountain views.
Open Monday & Thurs 5-9pm, Fri & Sat 5 – 10pm from Easter and throughout the summer.
Their delicious wood-fired pizzas are made to order using the best ingredients from local producers. As with their handcrafted brews, everything is made from scratch, in house by their kitchen team.
The Pentre Arms
Approx 19minutes’ drive (8 miles)
01239 654345 www.pentrearms.co.uk
Llangrannog, Llandysul SA44 6SN
Excellent pub grub served up here, open for lunch and dinner – and if you want to see what the coast line is looking like before you head out, the Pentre Arms webcam is accessible from their website!
Penrallt Country Hotel
Aberporth, Cardigan SA43 2BS
01239 810088 www.penrallthotel.co.uk
All enquiries: email@example.com
Approx. 26 minutes’ drive (14.5 miles)
The Penrallt has an immersive history stretching back over 400 years and has transformed from a family home to a beloved hotel. Serving lunches, dinners and all manner of gourmet treats in between. If afternoon tea is the little bit of indulgence that fits the bill during your stay in West Wales, this is the place to try. With tradition at heart, enjoy a selection of sandwiches, an assortment of freshly-baked cakes and homemade scones. If lunch or dinner is more your thing, try ‘Grazing the Grill’, ‘Sunday Lunch’ or go exploring with a ‘Prosecco Picnic’.
The Stubborn Duckling
01545 571700 www.stubbornduckling.co.uk
Approx 18 minutes’ drive (11 miles)
25 Sgwar Alban, Aberaeron SA46 0AJ
Dinner- Wednesday to Saturday, 6.00pm -11.00pm
Lunch- Sunday 12-2.00pm
For that special occasion meal, we highly recommend this small and chic little restaurant. Great, seasonal food served in a welcoming and stylish setting in the heart of Aberaeron. (We find the easiest way to book is by Facebook Messenger)
The Hive Kitchen
Bar and Honey Ice cream
Approx 18 minutes’ drive (11 miles)
Cadwgan Place, Aberaeron SA46 0BU
Situated on the harbour edge of the picturesque Georgian town of Aberaeron. Relaxed and accessible dining area where everybody is welcome. The Hive is open from morning through to late evening, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with simple food offerings and refreshments to fill the gaps in between. The main menu offers a range of small plates through to burgers, pies and fresh fish dishes.
Crwst Cardigan & Poppit Sands
01239 611278 www.crwst.cymru
Priory St, Cardigan SA43 1BU
Since CRWST Cardigan opened in April 2018 their speciality has been brunch – such a relaxing late morning meal between breakfast and lunch. Their menu covers breakfast, brunch & lunch, they also do tasty takeaways too!
Approx 29 minutes’ drive (15 miles)
Open Monday – Sunday 10.00am – 3.00pm
Brunch served 10am – 2pm
Poppit, St Dogmaels SA43 3LN
With a huge selection of delicious doughnuts, cookies and brownies they’ve got plenty of sweet treats for all of their sweet tooth crwstomers. There is also be a selection of delicious filled rolls if you don’t take your sweet tooth with you. The two most popular choices are the sweet potato falafel with vegan mayo and pickled red cabbage or their ham, cheese and pickle roll using ham sourced from local butcher Dewi James. They have a variety of food on offer and have something for everyone regardless of your likes and dislikes and any dietary requirements.
Approx 37 minutes’ drive (18 miles)
Open Monday – Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm
The Ferry Inn
Poppit Road, St. Dogmaels, Pembrokeshire, SA43 3LF
01239 615172 www.theferryinn.co.uk
Approx 32 minutes’ drive (17 miles)
Located on the edge of the River Teifi, offering extraordinary estuary and countryside views, which can be seen from their multiple outside terraces and restaurant dining areas. Everyone is welcome: Couples, Families, Dogs, Muddy Boots, etc! They offer gastropub fare in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. (Can be a bit tricky parking wise as a very small car park, but if you don’t mind a little walk, there is usually some space along the road). Well worth it when you get there!
Open Mon-Thurs from 5.00pm.
Fri-Sun from 12pm.
*Bank Holiday Monday from 12pm.
Restaurant / Food Service Hours…
Mon-Thurs: 5.00pm -8:30pm
Fri & Sat: 12-2:30pm 5.00pm – 8:30pm
Sunday: 12-3.00pm. 6.00pm -8:30pm
*Bank Holiday Monday: 12-2:30pm. 5.00pm-8:30pm
5 Market Square, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 7AU
01834 860506 https://madtomseafood.com/
Approx I hour drive (34 miles)
Opening times – Call or check Facebook
At Madtoms they believe the best food is made with fresh and locally available ingredients (can’t argue with that!) That’s why they actively change their menu (sometimes daily!) to take advantage of the freshly caught fish and seafood on offer in Pembrokeshire. Creating innovative and exciting food, including meat, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, this quirky little restaurant is well worth the journey.
The Daffodil Country Pub and Restaurant
Penrhiwllan Llandysul SA44 5NG
Fish & chips – Available Tuesday – Saturday.
Sunday Lunch Takeaway, Sunday only. (Call 01559 370343 to advance order)
Paris House, High Street, Llandysul SA44 4DG (01559 364747)
Pizza & kebabs
15 minutes’ drive. (7 miles) Opens Daily 5.00pm – 11.30pm
Super Garden Adpar
Newcastle Emlyn SA38 9EE
14 minutes’ drive. (7.5 miles)
sgchinesefood.co.uk (website not working at present)
Opens Weekdays – 5.00pm – 10.30pm Closed Wednesday
Weekends 5.00pm – 11.00pm
Lincoln St, Llandysul SA44 4BS
tajllandysul.co.uk 01559 363753
15 minutes’ drive. (7 miles)
Ice Cream Shop
Approx 18 minutes’ drive (11 miles)
01545 570212 www.angelatoaberaeron.com
4 Sgwar Alban, Aberaeron, SA46 0AD
This is a family team that after 35+ years as a newsagent, gift and ice cream shop took the plunge to start the journey as a homemade gelato and desserts parlour in January 2021. Situated in the heart of Aberaeron and set on the main A487 trunk road, Angelato is probably the finest homemade gelato parlour to grace the local area. Specialising in traditional Italian gelato, it is made on-site in their gelato kitchen situated at the back of the shop and they strive to use as many local ingredients and suppliers as possible. (… and it’s delicious!)
Open 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Thursday
9.00am – 6.00pm Friday
10am – 7.00 Saturday
10am– 6.00pm Sunday
A few of our local attractions …
Caws Teifi Cheese/Dà Mhìle Distillery
Glynhynod Farm, Llandysul SA44 5JY
10 minutes’ drive (3½ miles)
TOURS RUN FROM 1ST MARCH – 31ST OCTOBER.
Tours usually run on Wednesdays and Fridays at 3pm during their tour months.
The distillery shop and tasting room is open 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday. They currently do not open on Saturdays & Sundays.
Avoid disappointment by phoning or emailing in advance firstname.lastname@example.org
teificheese.co.uk (01239 851528) damhile.co.uk (01239 851 998) Approx 10 minutes’ drive (3.5 miles)
Caws Teifi Cheese is the longest established artisan cheese maker in Wales. The farm has its own small farm shop and by prior appointment you can take a tour of their dairy and also the distillery.
In 1992 Dà Mhìle commissioned the world’s first organic whisky which was distilled at Springbank Distillery. Since then, Dà Mhìle has expanded and eventually established Wales’ 1st craft distillery on its founders, family farm in rural West Wales. Dà Mhìle Distillery became fully operational in 2012 and is now making a wide variety of organic spirits and liqueurs.
New Quay Honey Farm
Cross Inn, Llandysul SA44 6NN
thehoneyfarm.co.uk 01545 560822 15 minutes’ drive. (6.5 miles)
Shop, Tea Room and Meadery OPEN EASTER UNTIL 31ST OCTOBER
10am – 5pm
Closed Sundays & Mondays apart from Bank Holiday weekends
‘Bees Behind Glass’ Exhibition OPEN 1ST MAY UNTIL 31ST OCTOBER
10am – 5pm
Get close up to the amazing world of the honey bees in their exhibition, where you can see live colonies of bees in total safety from behind glass. See natural bee nests hanging from branches and inside hollow logs, and see the bees flying in and out with their loads of pollen and nectar, watch the bees interact with each other, share food and communicate using their various dances.
Internal Fire Museum of Power
Castell Pridd Tanygroes SA43 2JS internalfire.com (01239 811212) 18 minutes’ drive (8.5miles)
Open Easter to end of September Wednesday to Sunday
10:30am – 5:00pm (last admission at 4pm)
Open 7 days a week during August
The museum was founded in 2003 and was set up to cover the history and use of large engines in the 20th century. The museum houses a wide range of working exhibits with engines running daily. A selection of smaller engines runs all day from 10:30 until 5:00, larger engines are started as people come and go. What is there to see and do at Internal Fire?
• The oldest daily working Diesel engine in the world; • Large engines up to 30 tons running every day • Working vintage telephone exchanges for the visitors to try • 4000hp Proteus jet engine • Crafts in the Café certain months in summer check website • Draw the engines for the kids • Amateur Radio station available to license holders.
National Wool Museum
Dre-fach Felindre, Llandysul SA44 5UP (8 miles) 18 minutes’ drive
https://museum.wales/wool (0300 111 2 333)
Open April–September: 10.00am–5.00pm, daily
October–March: 10.00am–5.00pm, Tues–Sat
Discover the spellbinding story of the Welsh woollen industry.
Wool was historically the most important and widespread of Wales’s industries. The picturesque village of Dre-fach Felindre in the beautiful Teifi valley was once the centre of a thriving woollen industry, earning the nickname ‘The Huddersfield of Wales’.
There are hands-on activities for children all year round at the National Wool Museum. (see website for details)
moriathglass.co.uk (01559 371585) 24 minutes’ drive (10 miles)
Gallery Studio open Easter to end of September, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 10.00am – 5.00pm
glass landscapes & jewellery
Each handmade piece of glass is a unique creation – you’ll find pendants and earrings, dishes and bowls, freestanding curved panels, sun-catchers and rainbow makers, birds and stars….in a converted light-filled barn.
The Moody Calf Play Barn
01545 580947 www.bargoedfarm.co.uk/moody-calf-play-barn
Prebooking is highly recommended for weekends/school holidays
Llwyncelyn, Aberaeron SA46 0HL
Approx 13 minutes’ drive (8 miles)
Monday & Tuesday 9.30am-6.00pm
Thursday & Friday 9.30am-6.00pm
* Weds 9.30am-12.0pm is reserved for prebooked SEN Sessions (Term Time Only)
** Sessions are 9.00am-12.00pm, 12.30-3.30pm and 4.00pm-7.00pm
***Sessions are 9.00am-11.30pm, 12.00-2.30pm and 3.00pm-5.00pm
The Moody Calf Play Barn combines outdoor and indoor soft-play to create the perfect place for your little ones to let loose, whilst you relax with a nice warm cuppa and a slice of cake!
The Moody Cow Farm Shop
Butchery & Welsh Bistro
01545 580947 www.bargoedfarm.co.uk
Llwyncelyn, Aberaeron SA46 0HL
Approx 13 minutes’ drive (8 miles)
Sit back, relax and enjoy a sumptuous home cooked meal, treat yourself to an afternoon tea, or just come and sample the vast selection of Welsh beverages on offer. The bar area is dog friendly.
The farm shop is stocked full of local and British produce and crafts, fresh fruit and vegetables, a wide selection of cheeses, cured meats, a deli counter packed with a large and constantly varying range of home baked cakes, quiches, pies, pasties, scotch eggs, faggots, sausage rolls and bread.
Fantasy Farm Park
Llanrhystud, Aberystwyth SY23 5DA
Approx 35 minutes’ drive. (19 miles)
01974 272285 www.fantasyfarmpark.co.uk
A great family adventure in the heart of the mid-wales countryside. Visit a family run working farm with the opportunity to get up close and interact with the friendly farm animals.
(check website for up to date opening times)
PARK FULLY OPENS DAILY during local Easter holidays. 11am – 4.00pm
May 7th – 4th September
Open every day except Mondays and Tuesdays. 11am – 4pm. (Throughout the local school holidays, the park is open daily)
Animal Barn: Fantasy Farm’s diverse and friendly animal family. Horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, alpacas, friendly ferrets, pigs and more. Animal-handling opportunities all year round, including feeding the lambs in Spring!
Funhouse: the indoor funhouse is fully equipped to keep everyone thoroughly entertained. Adults can relax in the Sofa and TV area, while the kids play with our indoor inflatables, on the slides, and in the ball pit.
Nature Trail: Enjoy a picturesque walk along the wonderfully welsh woodland trail (Summer Only).
Outdoor Play Area: There’s plenty of fun to be had in the outdoor play area, especially when the sun is shining! From climbing frames, slides, sandpits, and swings to pedal tractors and pedal boats.
Restaurant: Pop in for a bite in the friendly, on-site restaurant! Group Bookings are taken for delicious Cawl Dinners or sumptuous Sunday Carveries, with both daytime and evening meals available. (Pre-booking recommended for Sunday Carvery).
New Quay Boat Trips
The Moorings, New Quay, Ceredigion, SA45 9PS
Approx 20 minutes’ drive (9 miles)
newquayboattrips.co.uk Daytime: 01545 560800 Evenings: 01545 560375
The chance of seeing some of the many bottle-nosed dolphins and porpoises. One hour or two-hour cruises where you will see amazing sights including bird colonies, seal haul-out areas and Castell bach, the intriguing local ruins of an iron-age settlement.
Epic Fishing Trips
The Big Pier, New Quay Harbour, West Wales, SA45 9NW
www.epicfishingtrips.co.uk 07989 496 526
Epic Fishing Trips are famous on the west coast of Wales for delivering the best of family-friendly fishy fun. They pride themselves on running modern, clean, professional and fun sea fishing trips, ensuring that everyone aboard Epic Fishing’s stunning new sea fishing trip boat ‘Legend of New Quay’ will always have a fishy fun-filled trip to remember. Trips are 1½ hours, family-friendly and all fishing equipment is supplied (no dogs allowed).
The Welsh Wildlife Centre
Pembrokeshire 17 miles (36 minutes’ drive)
Cilgerran, Cardigan Pembrokeshire SA43 2TB
01239 621 600 www.welshwildlife.org
The Welsh Wildlife Centre is an award winning Visitor Centre situated in the beautiful Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve. The site is managed by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales and all profits from the Centre go towards the conservation work carried out in the region by the Trust. The Centre includes the hugely popular Glasshouse Cafe & Gift Shop, and all three floors are fully accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Toilets, baby changing facilities and children’s activities are also available. The Explorer Trail is completely accessible for wheelchairs, as is the first stretch of our Wetland Trail which forms part of cycle route 82 running between Cilgerran and Cardigan along a disused railway line reclaimed by nature! Other trails on the reserve include the beautiful Woodland Trail which is covered with bluebells in spring and the more adventurous and challenging Gorge Trail with stunning scenery of the River Teifi. Popular wildlife that can be seen on the reserve include otters, kingfishers, deer and between April and September, Asian water buffalo graze the site. The reserve is home to the second largest reed bed in Wales, and this is a vital habitat for many bird species such as various types of warblers including the elusive cettis warbler and a large population of water rails. The centre also runs a huge array of events for adults, children and families.
In the Welsh Wind Distillery
Gin Tasting/Making Experience
Approx 19 minutes’ drive (10.6 miles)
In The Welsh Wind Distillery is a small distillery in Wales, situated overlooking Cardigan Bay.
They specialise in creating bespoke spirits tailored to you in their copper pot still, Meredith. With your influence, they can establish the botanical profile and discover your gin. Every spirit they create is unique and customisable because of their truly small batch approach.
Join them for a gin making experience and immerse yourself in bespoke gin. Become the distiller and discover your gin.
The In The Welsh Wind Distillery gin making experience lasts for approximately two hours. During this time, you will have access to the distillery, the use of one of their test stills, and an opportunity to create your own gin.
BOOKING ESSENTIAL call 01239 872300 or email email@example.com. They cannot accommodate ‘walk ins’ for gin making or gin tasting experiences.
These are just a few of the attractions close to us here in Let’s Glamp Retro, but there is much, much more to see and do. Please ask if you have any specific interests and we’re sure we can point you in the
(8 miles) 19 minutes drive. SA44 6LQ
Once a popular haunt for smugglers, Cwmtydu is now a small cove owned by the National Trust. It is made up of coarse sand and shingle backed by a concrete sea wall, with the Afon Ffynon Ddewi emerging onto the beach on the south side. There are rock pools and caves at low tide.
Free roadside parking overlooks the beach with a private car park about 100 yards away. An old lime kiln is on the seafront, behind the car park. The is a small cafe and a B&B. Dogs are allowed at all times, but this beach is frequently used by seals for breeding in late summer/early autumn and should be avoided if any are on the shore.
The coastal path on this section of the coast is particularly hilly.
(9 miles) 20 minutes’ drive. SN45 9NP
New Quay has three main beaches – Dolau beach (west of the harbour), Harbour beach and Traeth Gwyn. Harbour beach which is mostly sand and is patrolled by lifeguards from the end of June until early September. A dog ban operates May to September inclusive. A swimming zone is usually set up, but at some stages of the tide boats have to cross this to reach the moorings in the harbour. Weever fish can be a problem at low tide.
Dolau beach is north of the harbour and is approximately 120 yards wide at low tide. It is mostly course sand and broken shells and backed by a seating area. Surfing, swimming, windsurfing and kayaking are popular activities, and dogs are allowed at all times.
(9 miles) 22 minutes drive. SA44 6QL
Penbryn Beach is owned by the National Trust and is approximately 1 mile long at low tide. It usually attains the Seaside Award and Green Coast Award. Parking is at a small P&D car park which has toilets and cycle stands. Next to the car park is The Plwmp Tart cafe which has outdoor seating and serves teas, coffees, light lunches and cream teas. Access to the beach from the car park is a 500 yard walk down a leafy lane which ends in a turning area, enabling less able passengers to be dropped off. For a more scenic (and strenuous) route, a path leads into the woods at the rear of the car park following the river Hoffnant down the steep-sided valley known as Cwm Lladron or Robber’s Valley – a reference to its history of smuggling.
The beach is sand and some pebbles with a few small caves, and backed by high wooded cliffs. It’s quite sheltered for sunbathing and generally safe for swimming. It’s also a popular place for star-gazing at night being largely free from light pollution. On low tides it’s possible to walk along the shore to Tresaith. Dogs are not allowed anywhere on the beach from 1st May to 30th September.
(10 miles) 22 minutes drive.
Tresaith is a sandy beach flanked by high cliffs, situated just over a mile east of Aberporth. On the west side are the rocks of Carreg-y-Ddafed, and to the east the Afon Saith tumbles onto the shore in a waterfall. Penbryn beach is about a mile further east, and can be reached along the shore at low tide.
It’s not the most car-friendly place to visit – there are only 5 spaces at the beach, and additional car parking at the top of the hill consists of a rough field entered by a track with an honesty box for the fee. Facilities at the beach include toilets and a cafe. Access is down a short slipway. There is a seafront pub (The Ship) which has outdoor seating overlooking the beach.
Swimming is generally safe, and sailing is also popular. Lifeguards patrol from mid-June until early September (10.00 – 18.00) and dog restrictions apply southwards from the beach access point to Carreg-y-Ddafed from 1st May to 30th September.
(10 miles) 20 minutes drive. SA44 6SL
Llangrannog nestles in a steep sided valley on the Ceredigion coast. There is a small attended car park at the beach and a free car park about ½ mile away on the B4334 (Brynhoffnant road). The main beach (Traeth y Pentref) is sand and some pebbles flanked by high cliffs, with a stream (Nant Hawen) flowing across it. To the north side is the strangely shaped rock known as Carreg Bica. Further north are a few small sandy coves backed by high cliffs, which can be reached at low tide along the shore. The first and largest of these is Cilborth, which is also accessible via a steep path up to the coastal path. The cliffs on this part of the coast are mostly shale and sandstones.
Facilities at the beach include toilets ♿, cafes with outdoor seating, two pubs and a general store which also sells beach goods and wetsuits. Llangrannog is a popular surfing beach, the best time being low to mid tide, but it can get crowded. The rocks on either side can be a hazard, and there is often a rip in the vicinity of the Nant Hawen stream. RNLI lifeguards patrol during the school holidays and dog restrictions apply on the southern part of the beach between Nant Hawen and Pen Rhip from 1st May to 30th September.
Ceredigion is a very hilly county, and the area and coastal path around Llangrannog is particularly so.
(11 miles) 24 minutes drive. SA43 2DA
Aberporth is situated between the headlands of Trecregyn and Fathgarreg and has two bays, which at high tide are separated by a rocky headland. Dolwen is the western bay and the most popular for swimming and sunbathing. The other (Dyffryn) has a slipway and a substantial stream (Nant Howni) flowing along its eastern side. Both beaches are sandy with plenty of rock-pools. Eastwards from Aberporth, a few rocky coves can be reached from the coastal path.
A small car park is just above the beach and further car parking is available in the village. Facilities include toilets, cafes and pubs. Lifeguards patrol in summer and a dog ban operates on Dolwen beach from 1st May to 30th September. The beach usually attains the Blue Flag award.
Surf conditions are best around low to mid tide with south-west winds and a big swell. Being sheltered it’s worth a try when other beaches are blown out and is generally suitable for beginners.
12 miles (21 minutes’ drive) SA46 0AU
Aberaeron has two beaches, on either side of the harbour. The south beach has coarse sand at low tide and is backed by a bank of mostly boulder clay pebbles. The north beach is mostly rocks with very little sand. Dog restrictions apply on south beach between the first groyne to south of Beach Parade and the Harbour Walls, from 1st May to 30th September. Away from Aberaeron the shore becomes rockier in both directions. Surf conditions can be good, and usually best at low to mid-tide, but it can get crowded here.
We hope you won’t be needing any of these – but just in case…
LLynfran Surgery, Llynfran Road, Llandysul SA44 4JX
Tel 01559 364000
6.3 miles (Approx 12 minutes’ drive)
8 Lincoln St, Llandysul SA44 4BJ
Tel 01559 362204
7 miles (Approx 13 minutes’ drive)
Emlyn Dental Care
Church Lane, Newcastle Emlyn SA38 9AB
Tel 01239 711111
7.6 miles (Approx 15 minutes’ drive)
Dolgwili Rd, Carmarthen SA31 2AF
Tel 01267 235151
20.8 miles (Approx 36 minutes’ drive)
Caradoc Rd, Aberystwyth SY23 1ER
Tel 01970 623131
27.7 miles (Approx 49 minutes’ drive)
Priory Vets Cardigan
Gwalia Gardens, Pwllhai, Cardigan SA43 1DB
Tel 01239 612479
15.6 miles (Approx 31 minutes drive)
Priory Vets Aberaeron
5 Darkgate Street, Aberaeron, SA46 0JH
Tel 01545 571341
11.4 miles (Approx 19 minutes drive)
We suggest if you need a taxi then book early. There is a large demand for Taxis around here and not many of them.
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