Borth village is built on a huge bank of pebbles created by a long shore drift. Local landowners allowed fishermen to build their houses on this poor quality land liable to flooding.
In 1864 the new railway brought dramatic change to Borth as it become accessible to tourists and retired people.
Today Borth is a slightly run down town. It is however , because of its shallow waters and fabulous three mile expanse of golden sand, particularly popular with surfers, sailboard enthusiasts and families with young children. Just North of Borth is Ynyslas beach
and nature reserve link
Look out for the sunken forest (ancient 6,000 year old tree stumps) on the beach between Borth and Ynyslas at low tide.
Above the beach on the cliffs to the south is Borth war memorial. The walk up to it steep but the magnificent views are worth it.
The town has café’s, pubs, shops, a small zoo (animalarium) and a well-regarded links golf course, one of Wales’s oldest links courses.
Borth is on Cambrian Coast rail line which houses The Borth railway museum which is well worth a visit.