Holiday Cardigan Bay - Ynys Lochtyn photo by Janet Baxter


24th April 2014

Penbryn Beach Cardigan Bay

Penbryn Beach Cardigan Bay by Janet BaxterPhoto Penbryn Beach Cardigan Bay - Janet Baxter

Penbryn is owned by the National Trust. The beach is almost a mile in length. There is a turning circle and dropping off point at the beach edge for disabled visitors, which should be kept clear for any emergency vehicles. Penbryn is about 9 miles north of Cardigan. There is a car park on Llanborth Farm as you arrive, some 400 metres from the beach. The National Trust charge a small fee for parking.

There's also a cafe and shop here. The walk down to the beach is either on the lane, or follow the footpath signs from the back of the car park [behind the cafe] which takes you into a beautiful wooded valley, full of wood anenomes in the spring. This shady path suddenly opens up to the wide expanse of the beach and the sound of the waves, a lovely approach to the beach.

The walk from Penbryn to Llangrannog takes you along some of the most beautiful stretches of the Cardigan Bay coast, past Morfa Cove and ending up in the holiday village of Llangrannog.

Facilities at Penbryn

Awards Green Coast Bathing Yes
Type of Beach National Trust Sandy beaches Café Yes
Car Park Yes Sea Angling Yes
Toilet Yes in farm car park Dogs No*
Disabled Access Limited beach access    


dogs allowed
* Dogs are prohibited from sections of certain beaches between 1st May and 30th September under the local byelaw. The restrictions do not apply to a guide dog accompanying a registered blind person.


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