Out and About
Beaches in Pembrokeshire National Park & Ceredigion
A short walk from your cottage door, through the wooded valley is a beautiful sheltered pebble cove owned by the National Trust and registered as a site of scientific interest. You’ll often find Grey seals here, basking on the rocks. There’s a little river winding its way to the sea through the cove, with a perfect ‘Pooh Stick’ bridge. From here you can walk some of the most impressive sections of the Coastal Path. Explore the spectacular Witches Cauldron, a blow hole caused by the collapse of a cave roof. We often take a day out to kayak or swim here, spy on the birds and explore the caves.
Dogs welcome all year round.
A large sandy beach at the mouth of the River Teifi, perfect for a long walk and backed by dunes. Close to Caridgan. Lifeguard on duty. You can pick up the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path here, or the Poppit Rocket Bus. This beach has a European blue flag award. A partial dog ban from 1st May – 30th September. Boat by laws apply. There is an RNLI station here, we never get tired of watching them launch their boats for practice on Sunday mornings, using their huge tractor, a boys dream. Many a happy BBQ and numerous games of rounders spent on this beach. The beach shelves gradually with lots of stranded tidal pools to play in.
May-Sept Dogs only on the right side of the beach, but this is a huge area when the tide is out.
We spend a lot of time on this beach all year round, especially in the evenings when you can sometimes have it to yourself, even in peak Summer. Lifeguard on duty. You can drive onto this beach and come early evening you will often find us enjoying an evening swim (the water feels warmer having been heated all day long…honest) followed by a BBQ and beach games or hide and seek in the sand dunes. You can’t beat the soft light of dusk on a beautiful beach.
Dogs welcome all year round.
A really picturesque small sandy cove, with steps down the cliff. Parking is above. Dolphin spotting is a popular past time from this beach. The tide washes it clean and flat, great for ball games or digging a hole. Beautiful views with great swimming as the beach shelves quickly.
No Dogs allowed
A firm family favourite. This beach has a small entrance so parking is just before the village with a five-minute walk downhill. Lifeguard on duty. When the tide goes out it reveals a second beach with a waterfall where the Saith river tumbles over the cliff – perfect for a fresh water shower. When the tide is fully in our boys love to do a spot of mini-coasteering, leaping from the fantastic rocks just offshore, a level suitable for all ages to jump from, even cautious mum!. Lovely ice-cream shop close by. The Sailor Arms overlooking the beach do really good food with a great view.
Dogs Allowed, though part beach restriction May-Sept
Walking in the Pembrokeshire National Park & Ceredigion
Stay with Us And Walk 49 Miles Of The Pembrokeshire National Park Coastal Path
Walking the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path has never been easier than when staying with us at Cwm Connell. With our prime location on the coast path, you are absolutely spoiled for choice when it comes to walking. The Poppit Rocket bus runs all year round and goes all the way from Cardigan to Fishguard, so you can leave the car behind and dogs are welcome too. We walk the path regularly and give you lots of advice based on our own enjoyment and experience of the path.
There are several paths that lead from our cottages, and they can take you as far as the Preseli Hills. You can borrow our folder full of walking maps to help you decide which routes and destinations are the most interesting to you, so that you only go on walks that you are really going to enjoy.
Here is a sneak peek at just some of the walks you can do directly from your front door:
- Round Robin: Cwm Connell – Ceibwr – Cwm Connell – An easy walk of 30 mins.
- Witches Cauldron: Cwm Connell – Ceibwr – Witches Cauldron – Cwm Connell – A medium walk of 1 hour.
- North Coastal Path: Cwm Connell – Poppit Sands – Poppit Rocket Bus Home – A medium walk of 2 hours.
- South Coastal Path: Cwm Connell – Newport Sands – Poppit Rocket Bus Home – A medium walk of 3-4 hours.