We have enjoyed several wonderful visits to Llangranog and the spectacular coastal path in both directions. The path is part of the Ceredigion coast path which in turn is part of the Wales Coast Path. This section is fairly easy walking with a few steep climbs.
The village lies on Cardigan Bay, 7 miles south of New Quay. It’s around 3 miles from the A487 coast road and can be reached from Valley View Cottages in about 25 mins.
The small seaside village of Llangranog nestles in the steep sided valley of the River (Nant) Hawen. The older part of the village lies above the waterfall which can be seen from the road (walking). The village has two excellent pubs; The Ship and The Pentre Arms and two great cafes; The Patio and The Beach Hut.
There are two beautiful golden sandy beaches to choose from; Llangranog Beach and the neighboring Cilborth. Cilborth can be reached at low tide by walking around the headland to the north or via some steps from the cliff path. Between the beaches is the famous Carreg Bica, a tooth shaped rock just off the coast.
There is a small car park by the beach but the best way to visit is to use the large, free car park on the outskirts of the village and walk down to the beach. A shuttle bus runs to and from this car park in the summer.
View of the village from the north section of the cliff path. Taken in mid summer
The bronze statue of St Caranog, who founded the local church, looks out over the bay. It’s a fairly new addition being placed in May 2012.
The sculptor, Sebastian Boyesen lives in the village.
Cilborth beach is generally much quieter. If you get cut off by the incoming tide there are steps to the cliff path but its a long climb laden with beach equipment!
The view back towards the village with Carreg Bica just visable, poking out from behind the headland.
A mile or so north along the cliff path you come to the headland Ynys – Lochtyn. A great place to spot dolphins, seals or porpoise. Look at that gorgeous water.
This is the view north, towards New Quay.
The spectacular Ynys – Lochtyn. (Lochtyn Island). The white stripes are quartz deposits formed by molten larva flowing through cracks in the mudstone.
Some Valley View guests enjoying the beautiful October sunshine.
Ynys – Lochtyn.
The beautiful and deserted beach at Careg-y-ty (translates loosely as The Stone House). A great place to view the spectacular geology.
This was taken at the height of summer (Sunday 31st July)!
West Wales or The Caribbean?