Ceredigion and Cardigan Bay, West Wales

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Ceredigion West Wales

Cardigan Bay beachesCeredigion is a bastion of the Welsh language and culture, which offers award-winning beaches and a network of spectacular walking, cycling and mountain biking routes together with a plethora of opportunities for angling in Cardigan Bay, on rivers, in lakes and fisheries.

Ceredigion and Cardigan Bay, West Wales

Amongst the numerous picturesque seaside towns and villages is New Quay on the Cardigan Bay coast of West Wales. Its golden sandy beaches and sheltered harbour make New Quay a delight to visit at any time of year. Cardigan Bay, which is dotted with pretty little resorts and stretches of spectacular Heritage Coastland, is home to bottlenose dolphins, porpoises and seals. View Self Catering Cottages in and around New Quay, Ceredigion

The Georgian harbour town of Aberaeron lies within a distance of 7 miles. This architectural gem is full of interest. There's a Sea Aquarium, the famous Harbourmaster Restaurant and the National Trust's Llanerchaeron estate. Travel inland from Aberaeron to the Teifi Valley. A favourite with visitors is Cenarth Falls, a famous beauty spot.

From Aberystwyth travel on the narrow-gauge Vale of Rheidol Railway to experience the waterfalls at Devil's Bridge or visit the ruins at Strata Florida Abbey, near Pontrhydfendigaid in the Cambrian mountains. Ceredigion is a central destination for touring Wales and ideal for pursuits such as angling, sailing, birdwatching, cycling and walking.

Activities in Ceredigion, West Wales

Walking and trekking - follow the Dylan Thomas trail

Golf

Fishing

Go-karting

Dry-slope skiing and other adventure sports

Visit Cardigan Island see the seals off the coast

Take a boat trip from New Quay harbour to see the dolphins

Visit Devils Bridge and take a trip on the steam railway

Feed the farm animals at Llanrhystud

Visit the local markets
 

Aberaeron and New Quay have had rave reviews recently in the The Times, with particular praise for the Harbourmaster restaurant and bar. If you plan to come down and do like a high quality dining experience, book well in advance (whatever time of year!) because it is incredibly popular.
 
There has been an increase in sightings of Rissos Dolphins off the Pembrokeshire Coast according to conservationist, who have been monitoring wildlife activity from the bridge of the Stena Line ferry between Fishguard and Rosslare. Its surprising that Bottlenose Dolphins were only seen occasionally, even though nearby Cardigan Bay is considered to have a population of over 200 animals.

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