Cemaes Head is the most northerly of the many fine headlands on the Pembrokeshire coast and overlooks the broad sweep of the mouth of the Teifi estuary towards the Trust’s Cardigan Island Nature Reserve. This fantastic walk rewards you with superb views over Poppit Sands, the Teifi Estuary and Cardigan Island but best of all you will have fantastic sightings of Atlantic Grey Seals.
The estuary widens out into Cardigan Bay and across the blue of the water, providing you with a beautiful view over Cardigan Island. Houses in Gwbert are visible on the clifftops opposite and the mound at Mwnt beyond. It really is a sight to see. Follow the gate through to the Cemaes Head Nature Reserve. The reserve is managed by The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales to preserve the habitat for feeding chough and nesting skylarks. Often you can hear the fantastic sounds of the skylarks singing as you walk.
If you are in need of a little rest, take a break on the grassy clifftop. We encourage you to bring binoculars along for your walk as you will get to see the beautiful seals in the sea below you. And lots of them! The largest and darkest are the bull seals while the cows are grey and the youngsters are still quite pale. It is an amazing sight. Whilst you might only cover a short distance on this walk, you can spend hours out on the coast. Bask in the glorious sunshine while you observe the charming seals and birds.
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