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Beaches and Coast in Mid Wales
Miles of unspoilt coastline, award-winning beaches, and if you're lucky you might even spot a few dolphins that are regular visitors in Cardigan Bay...

Mid Wales coastal adventures
Let the coast be your companion on the shores of Mid Wales... A wealth of information at Visit Wales.

Snowdonia and Ceredigion coast
Starting at Porthmadog in the north, down to the historic market town of Cardigan in the south...

Ceredigion Coast Path
Route information and updates, downloadable leaflets, maps, and details of all the sections of the path.

Official Guide - Ceredigion Coast Path
The official dedicated website packed full of information, coast path details, downloads, environment articles and more...

Cardigan Bay SAC
Information and news about Cardigan Bay Special Area of Conservation...

Best beaches in Ceredigion
List of the top 10 beaches in Ceredigion as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website...

Best beaches in Gwynedd
List of the top 10 beaches in Gwynedd as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website...

Beaches & Coastline - Visit Snowdonia
Snowdonia Mountains and Coast includes sand, sea, beaches and bays as well as rocky peaks, hills and forests...

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Haven Coastal Holiday Parks

Family friendly parks with everything from camping pitches to chalets and lodges. All amenities are on site leaving you free to enjoy the whole day on the sandy beaches or walking the spectacular coastline. From Hafan y Môr and Greenacres in Gwynedd to Quay West near Cardigan Bay - a popular dolphin spotting location.

Latest News

  • Government inquiry into management of marine protected areas in Wales

    The National Assembly for Wales’ Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee is calling for evidence to support its inquiry into the management of marine protected areas in Wales.  This follows on from the concern expressed by its predecessor, the Environment and Sustainability Committee, about the level of priority given to the marine environment […]

  • European Union abandons plan to “overhaul” flagship Birds and Babitats Directives following a huge public campaign

    The European Commission has been forced to abandon an “overhaul” of flagship nature laws after an unprecedented campaign that mobilised over half a million people in protest. After taking office in 2014, EC president Jean-Claude Juncker began a review of European Birds and Habitats Directives so as to make them more business-friendly. But last week

  • Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs makes “inaccurate and misleading claims” about the sustainability of Welsh seafood.

    Not-for-profit profit environmental law organisation Client Earth reports: “At the launch of the Wales Seafood Strategy in Cardiff, the National Procurement Service pledged to serve only ‘verifiably sustainable fish’ across the public sector – a commitment we at ClientEarth fully encourage. However, during Seafood Week (October 2016}, Lesley […]

  • Welsh Government dismiss objections to further scallop dredging in Cardigan Bay

    The Cabinet Secretary for the Environment and Rural Affairs has “announced new management measures for the Scallop fishery in Cardigan Bay”. She has decided, presumably with some help from her hardly unbiased fisheries staff, that “some fishing activity is possible, within specific areas, with no adverse impact on the Special Area of Conservation” and […]

  • Consultation on proposed Special Areas of Conservation for harbour porpoise

    The consultations just keep coming.  This time it’s on proposals to designate a small number of very large SACs for harbour porpoise, so we can expect lots of opposition from industry and fisheries interests. Two are proposed off west Wales, one off Pembrokeshire, the other in the approaches to the Bristol Channel including Carmarthen Bay.

  • Scallop dredging consultation – two days left to respond

    Only two days until the consultation deadline. If you’ve left responding to the last minute and have no time to do a proper job, you can still sign this petition and also go to the online consultation questionnaire here.  Ignore the ambiguous questions and go straight to the comments box at the end and copy

  • Object to more scallop dredging in Cardigan Bay SAC

    Welsh Government consultation Scallop Fishing in Cardigan Bay: New Management Measures There is a great deal wrong with this consultation.  There is also a great deal of misleading and downright wrong information flying around the Internet, on websites, Facebook and Twitter.  All the classic misinformation techniques are being used to undermine and ridicule […]

  • Scallop dredging consultation halted … for now …

    Following complaints to the Welsh Government that their on-line consultation response questionnaire was faulty, WG first pulled the on-line form off line, then halted the consultation altogether. BUT the threat has not gone away: “Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant said it would restart”. Keep watching this space.   Tweet

  • Welsh Government propose to open up Cardigan Bay Special Area of Conservation to scallop dredging. Please respond to the consultation and tell them No.

    Welsh Government have launched a consultation to reopen parts of Cardigan Bay Special Area of Conservation, an area of European importance for marine wildlife, to one of the most environmentally destructive methods of fishing used around British coasts.  It is a scandalous proposal which needs a wide public response telling them not to do so.

  • MPA webinar

    EUROPARC Atlantic Isles is hosting a webinar on Progress towards Marine Protected Areas in the UK from 14.00 – 15.30 on Wednesday 13th May 2015. The webinar will “provide attendees with information from across the UK on the progress towards protecting the marine environment. Presentations will focus on the legislative background, where the designation process

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