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At Canllefaes, some of the UK’s most amazing selection of 5-star sandy beaches around Pembrokeshire and Cardigan Bay are just a short journey away. To help you make the most out of your stay with us, we have provided some useful information about all of our favourite beaches. To find out even more information on beaches, and things to do in the area go to visit cardigan.


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


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.


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


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.


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.


Approx. 9 min car journey from Canllefaes ​ In Cardigan Market town you will find a bustling high street in which an abundance of independent shops, Antique and craft sellers, artisan food shops, and cafes can be explored. 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 kinds of things you can do and see in cardigan got to www.visitcardigan.com