The small quaint village of Aberporth has so much to offer it’s visitors, Two beautiful Beaches Locally known as the “Big Beach” (Dyffryn Beach) Situated on the right-hand side of the village, which allows dogs all year round. And the “Small Beach” (Dolwen Beach) Situated on the left-hand side of the village, which allows dogs between the months of September and May. Both beaches are of golden sand and are beautiful all year round. You can access the beaches by following the road through the village to the car parks on the other side of the village or alternatively if you take a right turn out of Clifftop Haven and follow the lane down you can follow the steps which lead alongside ‘ Cwtch’ café which will take you straight onto the concrete path which leads along the top end of Dyffryn Beach, The steps can be avoided by taking a right turn at the end of the lane, taking you straight onto the concrete path giving access for pushchairs, wheelchairs or beach trolleys.

Food & Drink

The Cwtch is situated in the pretty beach huts and log cabin overlooking the beach. It’s a seasonal café, which serves up delicious homemade cakes, light snacks, pizzas to take away, hot drinks and of course ice cream! Sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning seaside views. Keep an eye out for their yummy pizza and cocktail events advertised on their Facebook page.

The Beach Café and The Water’s Edge Café are both situated on the opposite side of the beach from Clifftop Haven however are easily accessed via paths leading off the beach and up into the car parks, Both serving Food, Drinks and Ice Cream throughout the summer season.

The Ship Inn is also located on the other side of the bay so why not take a stroll enjoying the beautiful scenery before taking in the spectacular views across the bay whilst enjoying a freshly cooked lunch or dinner with a pint or maybe a glass of wine (Booking advisable on 01239 810822) well behaved dogs welcomed.

The village of Aberporth itself provides everything you could need during your stay, there is a Local Shop supplying all necessities, a pharmacy and post office, “Y Morlan” bar and restaurant is situated in the heart of the village and offers great deals on family meals, or if you prefer there is a Chinese takeaway just up the road.


The bay is filled with beautiful wildlife throughout the year, the most common sight being Aberporth’s family’s of dolphins who regularly treat us to a display of jumping and diving close to the coastline, The nearby village of Newquay offers a fantastic dolphin-watching boat trip which has been enjoyed by many of our guests.  Also seen are porpoises, Sea birds, and the rock pools can hold a number of crabs and small fish for the children to see up close. The Beach Café and the Water’s Edge café sell all manner of Beach fun necessities such as buckets and spades, nets or even body boards.

During the summer season the beaches are bustling with tourists, boats and water activities. Kayaks and equipment hire is available over at Waters Edge Café looking over Dolwen Beach.

Ceredigion Coastal Path

The award-winning Ceredigion Coastal Path is located just to the rear of Clifftop Haven and can be seen from the patio. Taking a left turn out of the property will bring you directly onto the Coastal Path. The section of Coastal Path that Aberporth joins onto is tarmacked for about 0.75 miles, so is wheelchair and pushchair friendly. If you continue a little further along the coastal path, about half a mile or so, the path drops down into Tresaith. The small village of Tresaith is another beautiful sandy blue flag beach. Tresaith has a café and a Brains pub, The Ship. Ideal for that sunset over the sea during the summer months. The area has so much to offer to visitors and trips to places such as Aberaeron, Mwnt, Newquay, Tresaith and the Market town of Cardigan are highly recommended.