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Borth has a three-mile stretch of sandy beach, backed for the most part by a pebble storm beach. There are rock pools at the south end of the beach where there is also a Lifeboat station and a small slipway. The beach then extends for approximately 3 miles northwards. The first two miles or so are intersected by groynes.

The gently shelving golden sand is especially popular with families with younger children; the tide goes out a long way, so its shallow waters are great for the little ones to paddle in and splash about. It’s a good beach for surfing as far up as Ynyslas.

At the southern end of the beach, an ancient submerged forest is exposed by the ebbing tide. Welsh legend has it that the trunks and tree stumps are the remains of the land of Cantre’r Gwaelod, which disappeared under the waves of Cardigan Bay, long ago.

The Cors Fochno Bog behind the town is part of the Dyfi Biosphere, the only UNESCO Biosphere reserve in Wales. The reserve also includes the Dyfi Estuary and the beautiful sand dunes of Ynyslas.

The Wales Coast Path passes through Borth, leading north to Snowdonia and south to Clarach and Aberystwyth.

Car parking: free parking opposite Brynowen Holiday Park and along the sea wall. Parking on the High Street fills up quickly in holiday season

Food: plenty of cafes, restaurants and pubs in Borth and the surrounding area.

Toilets and disabled toilets

Lifeguards: July to September

Dogs are not allowed on the beach between The Cliff and the Youth Hostel from 1st May to the 30th September

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