The fishing hamlet of Borth in Cardigan Bay is the archetypal British seaside village; it's windswept, rustic and friendly!

A walk through the village takes you past the best butchers for miles, gift shops, doctor's surgery/pharmacy, tea rooms, the turning for the beautiful church, the park and the post office, before you're facing the long straight to the sand dunes of the Dyfi National Nature Reserve and the golf course.

Take a picnic and marvel at the breathtaking scenery of the renowned picturesque train journeys to be had through Cardigan Bay and beyond. Borth is also famously the site of an ancient 'petrified forest'; which can be seen at low tide and dates back to 1500BC!

From spectacular coastal walks along the Ceredigion Coast Path, through the lush green river valleys, to the heathered uplands and forests of the Cambrian Mountains; the plethora of beauty in this part of the world is hard to beat.


  • Sea Swimming/ Paddling (Life guards on duty throughout the summer holidays)
  • Angling
  • Golfing at Borth and Ynyslas Golf Course
  • Surfing and canoeing equipment to rent and lessons to buy
  • Cycling
  • Dolphin Spotting
  • Walk the famous Ceredigion coast path which starts at Ynyslas goes through Borth and ends in Cardigan
  • Take the kids to the large well kept park
  • Enjoy an aerobics lesson in the leisure centre
  • Explore the beautiful Ynyslas Nature Reserve and Sand Dunes
  • Marvel at the petrified forest remains
  • Hop on a train for good links to Aberystwyth and the rest of beautiful windswept Wales!


  • Golfing

    Borth and Ynyslas Golf Course - 01970 871202 http://www.borthgolf.co.uk

  • Surfing and Kayaking

    Call Aber Adventures to book surfing and kayaking equipment hire and lessons in Borth - 07976 061514 / 07788 723536 http://www.aberadventures.com

  • Aberystwyth Arts Centre

    Comedy, theatre, art exhibitions, children?s events, cinema, live music and much more - 01970 623232 http://www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk

  • Aberystwyth Cliff Railway

    The longest electric cliff railway in Britain, with the largest Camera Obscura in the world at the summit! - 01970 617642 http://www.aberystwythcliffrailway.com

  • Ceredigion Museum and Art Gallery

    Why not relax in what has been described as ?the most beautiful museum interior in Britain?? The sumptuous atmosphere of this former music hall is not one to miss?and it?s free! - 01970 633088 http://www.ceredigion.gov.uk

  • Aberystwyth University Sports Centre

    The centre offers a modern and clean gym, pool and saunarium along with fitness and premier swimming classes for all ages ? 01970 622280 http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/sportscentre/

  • Mid-Wales Paragliding Centre, Aberystwyth

    Excitement and adrenaline guaranteed. Day courses to full pilot courses available, or tandem flights with an instructor - 01974 261112 http://www.mwpgc.co.uk

  • Pony Trekking at Rheidol Riding School (20 minute drive)

    The Centre has full-size floodlit indoor and full-size floodlit outdoor riding arenas, a showjumping and cross-country course, and fantastic trekking around the Rheidol Valley - 01970 880863 http://www.rheidol-riding-centre.co.uk

  • Llywernog Mine Museum (25 minute drive)

    This authentic 18th Century silver mine is informative and an adventure for the family whatever the weather. Enjoy the tour by caplight, then have a go at panning for silver! - 01970 890620 http://www.silverminetours.co.uk

  • Fantasy Farm Park (35 minute)

    Friendly farm animals, outdoor synthetic ice rink, go-karts, model farm, bumper and paddle boats, snakes and ladders golf game, tractor and trailer rides, indoor soft play area, mechanical rodeo bull and wooden adventure play area - 01974 272285 http://www.fantasyfarmpark.co.uk

  • Meals at The Harbourmaster, Aberaeron, Ceredigion

    This harbourside restaurant and bar serve the best of local produce at lunch and dinner. They've been included in the Good Food Guide since they were established in 2002. From their new open kitchen, the team of enthusiastic chefs produce a seasonal menu ? with favourites such as Welsh Black fillet steaks; locally landed lobster; bread freshly baked on the premises daily; a spicy crab risotto; locally sourced organic vegetables and salad leaves...

    01545 570 755

  • Dinner at Gwesty Cymru in Aberystwyth

    Unwind and indulge with a feast of local produce at this seafront terraced restaurant. Experience breathtaking views of Cardigan Bay whilst enjoying a seasonal selection of contemporary Welsh food and drink in a relaxed and sociable environment.

    01970 612252