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Walking holidays in Ceredigion are a wonderful opportunity to discover the beauty of our coast. At any time of year, you will enjoy the splendid views which often extend to the Lleyn Peninsula of North Wales. Spring is the time for brilliant yellow gorse, pink sea thrift and white sea campion; in autumn, there are seal pups on the beaches and toadstools on the headlands.

About The Path

The Ceredigion Coastal Path is waymarked from Cardigan to Ynyslas, just north of Aberystwyth. If you’re intent on walking its entire length then the official start is the bronze otter which stands next to the bridge on the north side of the Teifi River (a local habit is to dress him up in appropriate outfits during significant events). The war memorial in Ynyslas marks the other end. The path includes four sections of Heritage Coast and two marine Special Areas of Conservation.

Cardigan Bay is particularly renowned for its populations of bottlenose dolphinsgrey seals and porpoises. A great number of birds can be spotted along the cliffs and out to sea, and spring and autumn can bring exciting migrant species. There is a fabulous mixture of landscapes along the way: high cliffs, storm beaches, sandy bays and the dune system at Ynyslas.

Of course, you also have the chance to pass through many villages and towns where refreshment can be sought!

Accessing Sections of the Ceredigion Coast Path

The path can easily be split into smaller sections with access by road. If you don’t have a family member or friend willing to act as taxi driver, then return to base on the Cardi Bach bus, which calls at many of the coastal villages and towns along the way. At Borth and Aberystwyth, the northern part of the Ceredigion Coast Path can be accessed by train on the Cambrian Line


  • Section 1. Part 1 – Cardigan to Gwbert: 3.5 miles
  • Section 1. Part 1 – Gwbert to Mwnt: 3.6 miles
  • Section 1. Part 2 – Mwnt to Aberporth: 5 miles
  • Section 2. Part 1 – Aberporth to Tresaith: 2 miles
  • Section 2. Part 2 – Tresaith to Penbryn: 1.6 miles
  • Section 2. Part 3 – Penbryn to Llangrannog: 1.8 miles
  • Section 3. Part 1 – Llangrannog to Cwmtydu: 5.9 miles
  • Section 3. Part 2 – Cwmtydu to New Quay: 3.5 miles
  • Section 4. Part 1 – New Quay to Cei Bach: 1.9 miles
  • Section 4. Part 2 – Cei Bach to Aberaeron: 4.7 miles
  • Section 5. Part 1 – Aberaeron to Aberarth: 1.9 miles
  • Section 5. Part 2 – Aberarth to Llanon: 3 miles
  • Section 5. Part 3 – Llanon village: alternative route if foreshore impassible due to high water levels in the river
  • Section 5. Part 4 – Llanon to Llanrhystud: 2.5 miles
  • Section 6. Llanrhystud to Aberystwyth: 10.6 miles
  • Section 7. Part 1 – Aberystwyth to Clarach: 1.7 miles
  • Section 7. Part 2 – Clarach to Borth: 3.2 miles
  • Section 7. Part 3 – Borth to Ynyslas: 4.9 miles

Before undertaking any of the sections, please consult Discover Ceredigion for updates and details. Occasionally, a section might be closed. If walking between beaches, check the tide tables carefully.

Inclusive Access Sections

The path often dips down into steep-sided valleys so some sections include significant climbs but some of the flatter sections are suitable for walkers of limited mobility. There is also the Aberporth Inclusive Access Cliff Top Trail: a stretch of just over half a mile of high-quality surfaced path which meets wheelchair gradient standards.

Holiday Cottages near the Ceredigion Coast Path

If you are looking for somewhere to stay near the Ceredigion Coast, why not take a look at our Cardigan Bay holiday cottages?

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