Troed y Rhiw Farm is beautifully situated in the small hamlet of Llwyndafydd, with views from our cottages to farmland across the coombe. Cymtydu beach is just over a mile’s walk down a beautiful country lane, with easy access to Cardigan Bay’s protected heritage coastline and coastal path. Lonely Planet has named Coastal Wales the 'Best Region on Earth' to visit in 2012. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-15482233
Photo: Cwmtydu beach (courtesy of geograph.org.uk)
The small fishing town of New Quay, which Dylan Thomas is reputed to have modelled Under Milkwood on, is three miles north. Its lovely child friendly beach on a shallow bay is a draw to locales and visitors alike and Bottle Nose Dolphins are frequently sighted having a frolic close to shore. A range of other award winning beaches are also within easy reach:
A small, picturesque sandy beach in the charming town of Llangrannog. The beach has a good break and is a popular spot with surfers.
Photo: Llangrannog beach (courtesy of geograph.org.uk)
Penbryn, owned by the National Trust, Penbryn is a gorgeous expanse of sandy beach. A great beach for swimming, sunbathing and walking. Tresaith is set in sandy cove, Tresaith is a perfect for getting out with your boogie board.
Photo: Tresaith beach (courtesy of geograph.org.uk)
The coastal path, which is completely open between New Quay and Aberporth, also affords access to a range of wonderful secluded beaches accessed only by walking. The lanes and bridal paths in the area also offer fantastic opportunities for cycling.
There are a range of interesting attractions in the area for outings.
The Centre for Alternative Technologies (www.cat.org.uk
) in Machynlleth makes for a great day out offering lots to learn about sustainable and ecological practices.
The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (www.welshwildlife.org) is lovely for kids with gentle walks along the river Teifi and water buffalo
West Wales is a quiet gem of a place! It’s beauty will take your breath away, even better enjoyed without the masses of holiday makers you might find in Cornwall or along the South Coast.