A 30 minute drive away to the west brings you to the pretty town of Aberaeron. Here you have access to the beautiful coast of Ceredigion. Visitors can embark on the famous Welsh Coastal Path which takes you to surrounding coastal villages including New Quay, Tresaith, and Aberporth and a few miles further the town of Aberteifi (Cardigan). Why not visit the recently refurbished Castle which dates back to 1176 where the first National Eisteddfod was held. New Quay is a picturesque seaside town with a sandy beach. Bottle nose dolphins can be regularly seen and you can take boat trips form the quay to see the marine wildlife.
The University town of Aberystwyth, which has a Victorian promenade and pier as well as a cliff railway is well worth a visit. Whilst in Aberystwyth, travel north towards Borth and Ynyslas where you will find at low tide the remains of a forest best seen in winter when the strong tides wash away the sand which has been liked to the legend ‘Cantre’r Gwaelod’. A large piece of land stretched across what is today Cardigan Bay was below sea level but was protected by sea walls. Find the story by searching for ‘Cantre’r Gwaelod’ in your search engine.
Take a walk from your accommodation towards the River Teifi. It is full of wildlife; swans, otters, king fishers, red kites and herons can be seen often. Visit Cors Caron Nature Reserve for excellent bird watching or a visit to RSPB Ynys Hir or Gwenffrwd Dinas near Llyn Brianne.