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17 Miles from our holiday cottages
Aberporth between Cardigan and New Quay, Ceredigion
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“ "One of our favourites because it is less touristy than many other of Ceredigions seaside villages & towns." ”Stallion Valley Holiday Cottages Advice
“ Aberporth is one favourite the fish & chips are great and we like the walk to Tresaith ”
Aberporth is a small village (population about 2,500), between Cardigan and New Quay on the Cardigan Bay coast.
It has two fabulous beaches the more southerly of the two beaches is popular for families, sandcastles and sunbathing.
The northern beach is popular for launching boats, kayaks and canoes and dog owners as it is dog friendly.
Between the two beaches, there is a small seaside cafe, fish and chips a souvenir shop and a friendly pub for good food and drink. There are also 2 car parks, public toilets and life guards in season.
If these car parks are full there is additional parking above the north beach along the road running parallel with the cliffs. This is the best car park if you are planning to walk along the coastal path to Tresaith. The first kilometre of this path is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs/prams.
History In the 16th century, Aberporth was a subsidiary landing point for the port of Cardigan. It developed rapidly in the late 17th and early 18th centuries as local people began to take part in the maritime trade. It became a very active port with the northernmost of the two beaches extending into the river valley and provided a safe anchorage. Limekilns, coal yards and warehouses were built on its south shore.
Aberporth developed into one of the main centres of the herring fishing industry in Wales and at one time at least 20 full-time fishing boat, went to sea regularly. Until the beginning of the First World War when fish stocks declined. Crab and lobster fishing continues on a small scale to this day.
On the cliffs to the south is the Ministry of Defence and QinetiQ missile and unmanned aircraft range, and inland a small airfield that services it.
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