2018 is the Year of the Sea and you can get the chance to learn about keeping our beautiful beaches clean and spot the Cragen Sea Monster as it visits our beaches this summer. Visit west Wales and discover clean sandy beaches with clear waters, caves, waterfalls,
wild rugged cliffs and so much more.
Did you know that Cardigan Bay has the largest population of dolphins in Europe?
There are lifeboat stations along the Cardigan Bay coast at Abersoch, Pwllheli, Criccieth, Barmouth, Aberdovey, Borth, Aberystwyth, New Quay, Cardigan, Fishguard and St. David's. The volunteer lifeboat crews provide a 24-hour rescue service and depend on your donations to keep saving lives at sea. www.rnli.org
The beaches of Newport and Poppit Sands have specially designed beach wheelchairs available to hire under the National Park Authority's beach wheelchairs scheme for a small fee or no charge.
Awards for Cardigan Bay Beaches
Blue Flag Beach
Beaches with the best quality bathing water, environmental education and management, safety and services are awarded the blue flag
Green Coast Award
The Green Coast Award is for beaches considered to be 'hidden gems' – often the least visited and sometimes requiring a coast walk.
Seaside awards guarantee a clean, attractive and well managed coastal stretch and beach.
For more information on these and other enviromental awards please see 'Keep Wales Tidy
High and Low Tide Tables for Cardigan Bay
Adjust high and low tide times for:
Aberaeron -5 minutes before Aberystwyth
Borth +11 minutes after Aberystwyth