18th September 2019 by

Posted in Ceredigion

Best in the West: Aberporth

Set in West Wales, in the heart of Cardigan Bay. The coastal village of Aberporth is the ideal location in which to base yourself for a family holiday or romantic short break.

Set in West Wales, in the heart of Cardigan Bay, the coastal village of Aberporth is the ideal location in which to base yourself for a family holiday or romantic short break. It was once an important village for herring fishing, but crab and lobster are the main catch landed today.

It has two golden, sandy beaches almost on your doorstep, Dolwen and Dyffryn, and both have been awarded the European Blue Flag status-making it the ideal location for keen swimmers, sunbathers and water sport enthusiasts. The award and the beauty of the beaches also makes them perfect if you’re looking to spend time with your children, take a peaceful stroll in the evening or enjoy the day having a BBQ with friends. What’s more Dyffryn beach is dog friendly and there are rockpools which can be explored at low tide.

If you’re wanting to organise a walking holiday or just stretch your legs while you’re away, then staying in Aberporth will not disappoint. The stretches of the Ceredigion coastal path between Cardigan and Aberporth and between Aberporth and Llangranog are very scenic and not too challenging. There also plenty of footpaths leading out into the surrounding countryside which can be accessed from the village.

Other activities aside from spending the day on the beach or walking which you can have a go at in Aberporth are; sea fishing and small boat sailing, as it is a popular spot for both. It is also great place to spot the dolphin which reside within Cardigan Bay. There is also an annual carnival held on the first Thursday of August which has been going strong for 25 years and a Boxing Day swim for the brave!

Aberporth is the perfect place for a summer break for all the family. There are lots of attractions and destinations nearby. These include neighbouring coastal villages – Penbryn, Tresaith, Mwnt, Llangrannog as well as Cardigan, a gorgeous market town just a 15-minute drive away.

With a range of food outlets, takeaways and the all-important ice creams, Aberporth has a lot to offer. Not only this, lots of the eateries have tables overlooking or practically on the beach. The Ship Inn offers delicious traditional pub food, while the popular and highly rated Boy Ashore beach shack food, bar and restaurant serves local produce. Waters Edge café and Cwtch Glanmordy are popular spots for coffee and cake.

There are so many reasons you should choose to stay in Aberporth for your summer break. It has beaches just moments away from your accommodation and there is plenty to do within the village or just nearby. Additionally, you could learn a thing or two as in 2018, Aberporth made headline news by becoming the first community in the country to be classed as plastic-free. Coffee is served in biodegradable cups, milk comes in glass bottles and bamboo toothbrushes are used.

As the perfect holiday destination, FBM Holidays are seeking self-catering holiday let accommodation. If you have a holiday let in Aberporth, please get in touch with our local expert [email protected] or request our free owners information pack today: https://www.fbmholidays.co.uk/request-ownerpack

Useful links:
• https://www.visitmidwales.co.uk/Cardigan-Aberporth-Swim-in-the-sea-on-Boxing-Day/details/?dms=3&feature=1007&venue=1161910
• https://www.cardigan-bay.com/aberporth-beach-cardigan-bay.php
• http://www.discoverceredigion.co.uk/English/where/towns/Pages/Aberporth.aspx
• https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/inside-wales-plastic-free-community-14232460
• http://www.about-aberporth.co.uk