GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Ceredigion Coast Path

62 miles (100 km)

This walk follows the beautiful coastline of Ceredigion from Cardigan to Borth. The walk is waymarked with a coast and sea logo.
The route passes New Quay, Llangrannog, Aberporth, Mwnt, Aberaeron and Aberystwyth. The path includes the dune system at Ynys-las, high cliffs, storm beaches, sandy bays and sea caves. Four sections of the path are designated as Heritage Coast whilst two areas within Cardigan Bay are Marine Special Areas of Conservation. The route also includes the highest numbers of dolphin sightings in the UK - see the video below for more details.
Around Aberaeron there's the option of taking a detour inland along the River Aeron to visit the National Trust's Llanerchaeron. The Grade I listed mansion has some nice trails to follow through the attractive estate.
This area also has strong connections with the authour Dylan Thomas who lived in nearby New Quay. Around here you can pick up the Dylan Thomas trail which visits a number of local places associated with the poet.

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Ceredigion Coast Path OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Ceredigion Coast Path Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks along the Ceredigion Coast Path

  • Aberystwyth to Borth Walk - This is a lovely coastal walk from the town of Aberystwyth to the village of Borth along a section of the Ceredigion Coast Path
  • Aberaeron to Llanerchaeron - A lovely walk from the Ceredigion town of Aberaeron to the Grade I listed mansion of Llanerchaeron.
    The walk starts in the coastal town of Aberaeron, next to the pier
  • Aberporth to Mwnt Coastal Path - Follow the Ceredigion Coast Path from Aberporth to Mwnt on this splendid coastal walk.
  • Aberporth to Llangrannog Coastal Path - This walk takes you along a section of the Ceredigion Coast Path from Aberporth to Llangrannog.
  • Llanrhystud to Aberaeron Coastal Path - This walk follows a section of the Ceredigion Coast Path and the Wales coast path from the little village of Llanrhystud to the town of Aberaeron.
  • Borth to Ynyslas Coastal Path - This walk takes you from Borth to the lovely Dyfi National Nature Reserve at Ynyslas.
  • Llangrannog to Cwmtydu - This walk follows a section of the Ceredigion Coast Path from Llangrannog to the beautiful beach at Cwmtydu.
  • Cardigan - The town of Cardigan is located in a lovely spot on the Teifi Estuary
  • Aberporth - This walk follows a section of the Ceredigion Coast Path from the village of Aberporth to Tresaith and Traeth Penbryn
  • Cilgerran - This historic Welsh village is located in North Pembrokeshire, close to Cardigan and the Teifi Estuary on the coast.
  • New Quay To Cwmtydu - Follow the Ceredigion Coast Path from New Quay To Cwmtydu on this lovely coastal walk along Cardigan Bay.
  • Tresaith to Penbryn Walk - This walk from the village of takes you to neighbouring Penbryn along the Ceredigion Coast Path.

Pubs/Cafes

On the route you could stop at the The Glengower in Aberystwyth for some refreshments. The hotel is in a great location on the sea front with nice views and an outdoor seating area for the warmer months. You can find it at 3 Victoria Terrace, Aberystwyth SY23 2DH.
In the pretty village of Aberporth you'll find the Ship Inn. The inn includes a traditional bar and dining rooms with views overlooking the sea. It's a great spot to enjoy some delicous sea food. You can find the inn at a postcode of SA432DB for your sat navs. It's also dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.
The Cliff Hotel is in a splendid cliff top location in the little village of Gwbert near St Dogmaels. It has some of themost breathtaking views in Wales, overlooking Cardigan Bay, a rugged coastline, the Teifi Estuary and the broad sweep of Poppit Sands. You can find them at postcode SA43 1PP.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

You can link up with the Borth to Ynyslas Coastal Path which will take you north along Borth Sands to visit Ynyslas and the Dyfi National Nature Reserve. There's some splendid high sand dunes to explore in the wildlife rich reserve. You can also enjoy lovely views over the Dyfi Estuary to Aberdovey on the opposite side. The reserve is located just off the trail, to the north of Borth.

Photos

A precipitous section of the Ceredigion Coastal Path - geograph.org.uk - 1168010

A precipitous section of the Ceredigion Coastal Path. Approaching the highest point of the path between Clarach Bay and Wallog.

Coastal path north from Constitution Hill - geograph.org.uk - 924473

Coastal path north from Constitution Hill. Overlooking Clarach Bay.

Cwmtydu Beach - geograph.org.uk - 181013

Cwmtydu Beach. Cwmtydu Beach is a secluded little bay that was once renowned for smugglers and pirates with its many hidden little caves and coves. Sion Cwilt was one such smuggler who used this bay. On the sea front stands a limekiln that has been restored in recent years, a memory of time gone by. During WW1 a U-boat commander came ashore to gather fresh supplies for his crew. But now the only landings on the beach are that of Atlantic Grey Seals who come in shore to give birth to their pups during the autumn season.

Lagoon by the Leri - geograph.org.uk - 1144551

Lagoon by the Leri

Path to Llangrannog - geograph.org.uk - 1753613

Clifftop path leading to Llangrannog from Ynys-Lochtyn. Just north of here you will pass the beautiful secluded cove at Cwmtydu. The beach is a great place to look out for seals during September and October.

Aberporth Beach - geograph.org.uk - 54194

Aberporth Beach and West side of Village on the Cardigan Bay coast.

Llanrhystud, Ceredigion

Llanrhystud, Ceredigion. Village and church from the bridleway to Castell-bach. In the village the rivers Carrog, Wyre and Wyre Fach meet before flowing into the sea.There's also a fine windsurfing beach and a panoramic view of Cardigan Bay.

Dunes at Ynyslas - geograph.org.uk - 7876

Dunes at Ynyslas. Near Borth and Aberdovey you will pass the Dyfi National Nature Reserve which is well worth a small detour to explore.