Cardigan Coastal Path Walk
The town of Cardigan is located in a lovely spot on the Teifi Estuary. There's great walks along the Pembrokeshire coast with some beautiful beaches and wonderful scenery.
This walk from the town takes you along the coastal path to St Dogmaels, Poppit Sands and Cemaes Head. There's lovely views of the River Teifi estuary and the bay along the way. The destination headland is also a nature reserve so bring your binoculars!
The walk starts on the bridge in Cardigan close to the historic castle. From here you can follow a footpath along the River Teifi towards the village of St Dogmaels. The route continues north along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path to Poppit Sands where there's a lovely sandy beach. You continue to Cemaes Head where there are fine views over the bay to Cardigan Island. The area a nature reserve with birds such as choughs, kestrels and buzzards commonly seen. The high sea cliffs provide nesting sites for shags, fulmars, cormorants, razorbills, herring gulls and guillemots.
Cardigan Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Cardigan Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Cardigan OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Cardigan Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
On the route the Ferry Inn is a great place to stop for some refreshments. The pub is located in an excellent spot right next to the river in the village of St. Dogmaels. You can sit outside on the decking area and enjoy wonderful views with your meal. You can find them on Poppit Road with a postcode of SA43 3LF for your sat navs.
The bracing coastal path is a good one to do with your dog. The Ferry Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To continue your coastal walking you could pick up the Ceredigion Coast Path which starts in the town. The epic route will take you north east to Aberporth where there is a blue flag beach. The area is also great for wildlife with a variety of seabirds and dolphins to look out for. Just north of Aberporth there's the worthy village of Llangrannog. Here you'll find another excellent blue flag beach and a wonderful headland area with fine views over Cardigan Bay. There's also an elevated hill fort and views of the River Hawen's waterfall in the village centre.
Pentre Ifan is located a few miles south west. The noteworthy site includes the largest and most well preserved neolithic dolmen in Wales.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Pembrokeshire Coast Walks page.