23. Poppit Sands

At the Teifi’s mouth the banks of Poppit Sands guide the river through its last bends. Most of the sand and mud of the estuary is covered over with the high tide when the sea water floats the boats that shelter here, but when the tide ebbs large swathes of sand emerge across almost the length of the bay (with the Teifi discharging in to the sea at the north-east end). At low tide lovely beach walking can be had here.

For more extensive walking along the coast, see the guide Walking the Teifi Estuary, which is available free of charge from the tourist information office in Cardigan, or accessible at:


Poppit Sands (carpark) grid ref.: SN152485

OS Maps: Explorer 198 (Cardigan and New Quay); Explorer OL35 ( North Pembrokeshire)

Getting there: follow the St. Dogmaels road (B4546) from the south side of the Teifi at Cardigan. Poppit Sands is a further 3km (2 miles) after St. Dogmaels on the same road.

Bus: The 407 Cardigan Town service goes as far as Poppit sands via St. Dogmaels. For times see www.ceredigion.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=483

Parking: sign-posted car park next to beach.

Facilities: seasonal café and shop, toilets, picnic benches.