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Sunset from Patch beach near Gwbert with Poppit sands on the left and people walking

Patch Beach in Gwbert is a fantastic spot to walk your dog in West Wales. Patch is a sandy beach that sits in an estuary behind a bank of sand dunes and is the closest beach to the town of Cardigan. Cardigan is a fantastic dog friendly town with lovely dog friendly restaurants like Crwst. The stunning Patch Beach is dog-friendly all year round and there are always a few dog walkers to chat to along the way.

Sunset from Poppit beach with the sea

One side of the beach looks onto the River Teifi and when you cross over the rocks to the other side, you are looking out to the mouth of the river and the sea; Poppit Sands is on the left. We’ve seen some beautiful sunsets from Patch.

There is always plenty of space to park on the road which runs along the beach and there are at least half a dozen access spots from the pavement. If you want to park on the beach itself, there’s a little road on the other side of the boat club. If you’re coming from the Cardigan direction, just turn left and it’ll take you to the beach, but watch out, it’s quite narrow.

fun west wales boat trips
fun west wales boat trips

Boat trips with A Bay to Remember set off from Patch (March – October). This trip takes you out to sea to spot wildlife such as seals and bottlenose dolphins and you can get some of the finest views exploring the rich coastline. Your best chances of encounter with the beautiful dolphins are within the months of June to September, however due to Cardigan Bays resident Bottlenose dolphins, they can still be sighted all throughout the year.

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