Holidays in West Wales
Poppit Sands Beach
Poppit Sands Beach is located on the North coast of Pembrokeshire, Wales. FBM Holidays has a fine range of Pembrokeshire Holiday Cottages for rent near this area, so if you are looking for Holiday cottages, dog friendly cottages, holiday apartments, coastal cottages in Pembrokeshire then check out our availability now.
Poppit Sands is the most northerly beach of the 186 mile Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. It can be the beginning of your journey along the path or the end, depending on whether you head north or south. It is situated at the mouth of the River Teifi and is a very popular beach owing to it being near the town of Cardigan and ancient village of St Dogmaels. Both of these make for a good day or evening out, with plenty to see and good restaurants and coffee shops available in Cardigan.
Poppit Sands is well worth a visit, its golden sand and sheltered spot make it a popular choice for families and its recent Blue Flag award makes it a perfect choice for swimming in the clean, clear waters. It is also popular for wildlife watching, fishing and canoeing. It is also possible to swim here, though extra care should be taken as there can be strong currents where the sea meets the estuary. Be sure to follow the seasonal lifeguards advice and stay within the flags. There are toilets, including those for the disabled near the beach and there is also a small cafe. Seasonal dog restrictions apply at Poppit and the beach benefits from blue flags and a Seaside award.
If you are a keen fisher then Poppit Sands can be a good place to fish out of the summer season. The mouth of the River Teifi is a good place to catch salmon and October is the time to try to catch some Sea trout, otherwise bass is very popular.
For other amenities you should visit St Dogmaels. St Dogmaels boasts a fantastic ruined Abbey in the centre of the village, there is an information centre and cafe. During a summer holiday in Pembrokeshire you should visit the Abbey for outdoor performances of Shakespeare’s plays. ‘Y Felin’ is something worth seeing for a little glimpse of continuous Welsh history, the miller at ‘Y Felin’ is still milling in the traditional way and they offer a wide variety of flour with different herbs and spices added. Be sure to get there early as it is a very popular place with the local bakers.