Llangrannog (otherwise Llangranog) is a small, coastal village and seaside resort in Ceredigion, Wales, seven miles south of New Quay and 10 minutes drive from Cwrt Hen Camp Site.
It lies in the narrow valley of the little River Hawen, which falls as a waterfall near the middle of the village.
The earliest parts of the village (the "church village") lie above the waterfall hidden by a twist of the valley from view from the sea. This protected them from the attention of sea marauders, the Vikings and the Irish.
After the mid-eighteenth century the sea became safer and a "beach village" and small seaport developed. By 1825 Llangrannog commercial activity was largely concerned with the sea, including the shipment of coal. A number of ships were built on the sands, the largest the "Ann Catherine" a brig of 211 tons. The last developments, in the 1860's, were the "ribbon village" which connected the beach and church villages; and extension of the beach village on the southern slope of the valley. Partly this accommodated the increasing local population, but also for the beginnings of tourism.
Penbryn is a village on the coast of Ceredigion in Wales, some ten miles up the coast from Cardigan. It consists mostly of farms and caravan sites. Penbryn Beach is owned by the National Trust and was used for location filming for the James Bond film Die Another Day.
Penbryn is probably the most unspoilt beach on the Ceredigion coast. Thanks to the stewardship of the National Trust there are no commercial enterprises of any sort – not even an ice cream kiosk!
It is, quite simply, just a beautiful, mile long, beach with not a building or beach hut in view. All visitors have to leave their cars in the car park at the top of the hill and walk the 400 yards or so down the lane to the beach. A turning circle serves as a “dropping off” or "picking up" point for those who find the walk difficult.
Aberporth is a village in Ceredigion on the west coast of Wales. It lies at the southern end of Cardigan Bay about six miles north of Cardigan and ten miles south of New Quay approximately 1 mile west of the A487, on the B4333.
The picturesque village overlooks two sandy beaches and is one of Ceredigion's favourite holiday destinations, proving popular with tourists throughout western Europe. Rock pools are exposed at low tides and the cliff top walks along the Ceredigion Coast offer extensive views.
Bottlenose dolphins are seen frequently close to shore. In 2006 orcas and harbour porpoises have also been seen but such sightings are rare. Even rarer was a turtle seen in 2005. Sunfish and Basking sharks are often seen offshore in the summer.
Aberporth is a popular recreational fishing village in the summer and is also popular with divers and boating people. It has 2 good beaches and has been awarded a blue flag for its beaches several years running due to the high water quality found in this area.