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tresaith

Approx. 15 min car journey from Canllefaes

Tre-saith is named after the River Saith that cascades over the cliffs to the sandy Tresaith beach. Dogs are welcome on part of the beach and there is a lifeguard on duty in peak times. After a lovely day relaxing on the sand ‘The Ship’ will serve you a glass of something cool and maybe a bite to eat while you watch the sunset over Cardigan Bay (‘The Ship’ are also dog friendly!).

Poppit Sands

Approx. 15 min car journey from Canllefaes

​Poppit is very popular with dog walkers and although dogs are only allowed on one side of the beach they still have more than enough room as this beach is huge! undoubtedly one of the most popular sandy beaches in the area, Poppit is backed by dunes, has two nearby pubs, and a café. The Ferry Inn (dog friendly) and The Teifi waterside are both Within 1 mile of the beach.

poppit sands

Llangrannog

Approx. 20 min car journey from Canllefaes

​This scenic sandy beach provides a really enjoyable family day out with two pubs, an ice cream parlour/café, and a beach shop. Dogs are allowed on part of the beach from May through September and there is a seafront car park with additional parking 5 min walk from the main beach.

Mwnt

Approx. 12 min car journey from Canllefaes

​Mwnt is a delightful sandy beach owned by the National Trust, and although it is on the smaller side it still has a lot to offer. The cliffs surrounding the beach present great coastal walks with the possibility of seeing dolphins and seals in the waters around Mwnt. Please note that as the beach is surrounded by stunning cliffs, there is no avoiding a long steep slope to the beach including steps. There is a large car park, a refreshment kiosk and toilets nearby. Dogs are welcome from October to April only

penbryn

Approx. 15 min car journey from Canllefaes ​Penbryn is a sandy beach with shallow waters, perfect for children to explore the many rock pools. A day out at Penbryn needs to be planned, but is well worth the extra effort involved. The car park and facilities are some 400 meters from the beach! But there is a turning circle and dropping off point at the beach edge. Dogs are allowed on the beach from September until May.

Aberporth

Approx. 8 min car journey from Canllefaes Aberporth is a great beach with a blue flag award and excellent water quality, this is also definitely one to enjoy with your dog! Car Park, toilets and refreshments are all within easy reach of the beach and there is also a lifeguard on duty in peak times. A favourite destination for a day out.

New Quay

Approx. 29 min car journey from Canllefaes ​This traditional fishing town is located in Cardigan Bay with a picturesque harbour and large sandy beaches, it is a perfect spot for dolphin watching. Surrounding the beach, the town also has a good selection of shops, restaurants, and cafes for you to explore.

Other things to explore

For when you are all beached out, we have suggested a few more amazing things to do that can all be found in and around cardigan. From water sports and hiking, to crafting and shopping, you are sure to find the activity that is right for you.

Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park

Approx. 15 min car journey from Canllefaes Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park Is a great place to visit if you are looking for a fun day out as there is so much to do and see. With 10 different types of farm animal to see, from the more traditional pig to the less traditional llama, you will be sure to have an enjoyable time. There is a stunning clifftop walk with the potential to spot seals and dolphins in the waters bellow, along with an onsite café for when you need refuelling. Visit the Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park website for more information.

A Bay to Remember

Go on one of A Bay to Remember’s popular boat trips offer the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the amazing wildlife in cardigan bay, such as sea birds, seals and dolphins! This experience is suitable for all ages and abilities and all of the boats use the latest environmentally friendly engines and safety equipment. To find out more visit A Bay to Remember Boat Trips.

Cardigan

Approx 5 min car journey from Canllefaes Cottages, in Cardigan Market town you will find a bustling high street with an abundance of independent shops, Antique and craft sellers, artisan food shops and cafes to explore.

A wide variety of bars and restaurants can also be found that are sure to keep you well-fed and watered. For more information about places to eat, visit our pubs and restaurants page.

Cardigan also has a cinema / theatre which is a great source of indoor entertainment. For more information on the things you can see and do, please go to www.visitcardigan.com

folly farm

The award winning Folly farm is a must-see for families of all ages. They have animals galore including Giraffes and Lions, a huge outdoor play area for children and an amazing indoor funfair packed with a number of 100+ year old fairground rides suitable for kids and teenagers of all ages. Reasonably priced, this is not to be missed and is always a hit with our guests.

cilgerran castle and the welsh wildlife centre

Cilgerran Castle is a 13th century fortress maintained by the national trust. It is a fantastic place to take a picnic and spend a few hours exploring with the kids or just having a nice relaxing sunbathe in the tranquil surroundings. The welsh wildlife centre is just a mile or so away and also well worth a visit with wonderful views across the Teifi marshes and the kids will love the maze, the play park (arachnophobes beware !), and superb visitor centre.

Cardigan golf club

Cardigan Golf Club is situated in Gwbert, just a few miles from Cardigan and has breathtaking clifftop views across the bay, overlooking Poppit Sands beach and Cardigan Island. With the superb clubhouse, this will be a very memorable 19 holes. Just make sure you bring your clubs.

Cenarth falls

Spectacular no matter the weather, the wetter the better ! Park in the car park right beside the falls, check out the 2km walk along the bank and take in the spectacular views and plentiful photo opportunities. We love either the White Hart Inn or the Three Horseshoes for lunch, both are just over the bridge and never disappoint !

Ty Canol

For something a little different we love the magical wood of Ty Canol, which can be best described as a fairy wood within a wood. Just a small walk brings you out in the most amazing place with 100s of types of moss crawling over the weeping trees. Although of course only the quietest will be able to actually hear the fairys….

This is approx 25 mins from us, and is an amazing place to walk the dogs and the little ones.

Why not try a stop at the Trewern Arms just a mile away on the way back….kid and dog friendly, fantastic food.

LLys-y-fran

Llys-y-fran lake is fantastic for mountain bikers and walkers alike. It feels every penny of the £5million invested in 2021 and has been transformed into one of the best activity centres in Wales. We love the mountain bike trails (blues, reds and blacks for the more experienced rider !), and the water sports where you can hone your paddle boarding skills before hitting the open sea !

Preseli Hills

Our favourite walk ! A walk to the top of the Preseli Hills is an amazing experience, not too challenging at all and so worth it for the views from the top. With spectacular views over Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire, it is spectacular at any time of the day, but the sunsets are to die for. Park at the summit of the B4329 which is the road to Haverfordwest from Eglwyswrw (egg-lis-oo-roo!)