Aberporth Cardigan BayPhoto of Aberporth - Janet Baxter
The former fishing village of Aberporth is a great place for a traditional family beach holiday with two beautiful Blue Flag beaches.
History of Aberporth
In the 17th and 18th century when herring were plentiful
in Cardigan Bay, Aberporth had at least 20 full time herring smacks until
the demise of the herring stocks. Crab and lobster fishing still continues
at a lower level to this day .
The picturesque village overlooks two sandy beaches and is one of Ceredigion's favourite holiday destinations, proving popular with tourists throughout western Europe. Rock pools are exposed at low tides and the cliff top walks along the Ceredigion Coast offer extensive views as far as the Lleyn Peninsula.
Bottlenose dolphins are seen frequently close to shore. In 2006 orcas and harbour porpoises have also been seen but such sightings are rare. Even rarer was a turtle seen in 2005. Sunfish and Basking sharks are often seen offshore in the summer.
Aberporth is a popular recreational fishing village in the summer and is also popular with divers and boating people. It has two good beaches and has been awarded a blue flag for its beaches several years running due to the high water quality found in this area.
Bottlenose DolphinsThe Bottlenose Dolphins are regularly seen swimming and diving as they follow the shoals of mackerel into the bay.
Walking Ceredigion Coastal Path
The beaches of Aberporth - yes more than one! are a fantastic place to
watch dolphins, play in small boats or just realx and listen to the gulls.
Accommodation around Aberporth
- Penffynnon Holiday Properties Self Catering
- Aberporth Holiday Homes Self Catering
- Penlan Coastal Cottages Self Catering
- Holiday by the Sea Self Catering
- Tresaith Holiday Flats and Hostel Self Catering
- Gorslwyd Farm Cottages Self Catering
- Parc Newydd Fach Self Catering