Cwmtydu, part of the Ceredigion Heritage Coast, is a secluded cove with a predominantly shingle beach. Located between the villages of Llangrannog and New Quay, Cwmtydu is a birdwatcher and walkers’ paradise.
This area is bursting with history;
At low tide, why not take a look at some of the caves which over the years have played host to many of the smugglers which frequently used the secluded bay, safe from prying eyes.
In the last century, the little sailing ships landed their cargoes of culm and limestone, the kiln where they burned the lime is preserved by the National Trust and is easily reached from the car park.
In World War 1, a German submarine commander took his submarine into the cove to surface, charging his batteries and fetching fresh water from the stream for his men. He knew the cove from a peacetime visit. The Tydu stream forms freshwater ponds on the beach, and the cliffs either side of the cove offer some stunning coastal walking.
Atlantic Grey Seals have also frequented this beach - even choosing the beach as a nursery back in September 2004.
There is a well-used Heritage coastal footpath following the cliff tops all the way to New Quay, which affords some outstanding views of Cardigan Bay.
After a day of exploring this area, why not try the tea rooms near the beach, for a wonderful cake and coffee or the local pub, only 1 mile away, for a cosy meal.
Primarily a pebble beach, Cwmtydu Beach is a small cove with plenty of rockpools. A popular place for spotting dolphins as seals, mean that this cove is often known locally as Seals Bay, due to the frequent views of seals lounging on the rocks. Cwmtydu Beach is dog friendly all year round.
The Crown Inn has been a village pub since the 1800's and is a beautiful, traditional family friendly pub and a home-from-home for locals and visitors alike. At the heart of the village of Llwyndafydd, set in the countryside, a short drive from New Quay, and just a walk away from Cwm Tydu Beach.
An extensive menu and a good selection of real ales. Great for children who can take advantage of their play area and lawn games.
Carvery on every Sunday but booking is advisable.