A beautiful golden small sandy bay with rocky green cliffs surrounding it
A beautiful golden small sandy bay with rocky green cliffs surrounding it

Ceredigion - Mwnt Beach

Enjoy this hidden cove’s golden sand and rolling waves

Mwnt beach is a sheltered sandy cove, owned by the National Trust. It's a haven for wildlife, one of the best places in Ceredigion to spot dolphins and always popular for days out on the beach.

On beautiful sunny days families flock to Mwnt to enjoy this hidden cove’s golden sand and rolling waves.

Located about 4.5 miles north of Cardigan town centre on the Mid Wales coast, you’ll drive down country lines to be presented with dramatic views over Cardigan Bay upon arrival. To reach the beach there is a series of steps leading down to the sheltered sandy bay.

The beach can't be reached with pushchairs or wheelchairs due to the steep steps, but the refreshment kiosk is accessible. The circular walk from Cardigan or Mwnt is part of the Welsh coastline which passes along the cliff behind Mwnt beach.

Mwnt is named after the conical hill (Foel y Mwnt) that rises above this popular beach and when visiting, a walk to the top of Foel y Mwnt is a must, take in the panoramic views over Cardigan Bay. If you’re lucky you will catch a glimpse of the mountains of Snowdonia in the distance and dolphins can often be seen playing in the bay, with Mwnt locally recognised as one of the best places to regularly spot them.

Keep an eye out for the tiny white church, which is thought to be from the 14th century, but the font above the beach at Mwnt could be from as early as the 12th or 13th century.

During the seal breeding season (August to December) you may come across white fluffy seal pups on beaches or rocky outcrops along the Welsh coast - often on their own. The mother however will be close by, so it's vital to keep your distance (and keep dogs on a lead) so she can return to her pup to feed it.