Dogs are back on the beaches in October
During the summer months the beaches on Cardigan Bay change their rules about dogs on the beaches. From around May to September they are generally not permitted, but October is nearly upon us! There are fabulous gems awaiting you and your four-legged friend, and you can now bring them to stay with you here at The Falcondale at no charge in the month of October.
Here’s our recommendations…
Aberporth’s picturesque village overlooks two sandy blue-flagged beaches. A perfect opportunity to get in the sea alongside your dog. Rock pools are exposed during low tide, and hill top walks offers great sea views.
It’s village location offers the obligatory shops, ice cream and pub for those all important pit stops. Allowing you to spend the majority of the day in this one location.
A former smuggler’s cove this smaller shingle beach is generally quiet and peaceful. At low tide there will be a ribbon of sand showing.
It has great access to the coastal path. An option could be that you park your car in New Quay and catch the bus to Cwmtydu – spend some time on the beach – and walk back along the coastline to New Quay.
Remember to watch out for porpoises, seals and dolphins whilst your there.
A jewel in the crown of the National Trust Mwnt’s sandy beach is accessed via steep steps – so be aware. Parking is available at the top of the headland. Green coast access offers clifftop walks to both sides of the car park. Its history includes a fifteenth century church alongside the car park.
A kiosk and facilities are tucked away in the hillside, but you will not see any other development for miles.
There is a fabulous option for you and your best friend on Newport Beach (not the one next to Cardiff, but Newport in North Pembrokeshire). North Beach on Newport sands is open all year for Rover to frolic around on. Follow signs for Newport golf club, and you’ll soon come across the car park and toilets.
A mile of sandy beach and surf for you and your pooch, and even access to the Coastal Path should you wish to stretch your legs even further. Only a 10-minute walk from the shops and cafes of Newport village.
Lisa and Mark took Snoopy, Macsen and Milly to test it out on a snowy day in March with great success and very tired dogs at the end of the day. Highly recommended!
Dogs stay free in October
To celebrate the re-introduction of dogs to Ceredigion beaches in October, there will be no charge for your dog staying with you here at The Falcondale. Take a look at reasons why you should bring your best friend with you…