No sunshine today but the rain held off until about 2.30 and then it poured and poured!! The forecast wasn’t looking great for the afternoon so we got out earlier than normal and made for Llangrannog a small coastal village south of New Quay. What a good idea? A spacious free car park at the top of the village with a park and ride minibus bobbing up and down (only £1 each way) taking the pressure off the single track roads running through the village – of course that doesn’t stop those who know better!! Indeed there is a small carpark down on the beach front but as always this involves a lot of shuffling around in cars driven by folk who don’t seem to realise they have a reversing gear!! We took the easy option and parked up top just past this sweet little church and walked most of the way down through the village until we joined a path leading up from the cove to join the coastal path, heading north.
The views from the footpath reveal a quaint little village and lovely, very busy, sandy beach,
The footpath took us up and round Pen-y-Badel hill, with a glimpse of an unreachable sandy little cove at the start of the Ynys Lochtin headland.
The headland juts dramatically into the deep blue sea with exposed rock faces constantly being battered by the waves.
Out on the headland a narrow and steep path gives access down the valley to Traeth-yr-Ynys beach a lovely sandy beach, though the waters looked a little choppy today.
Back up the hill again and around the headland distant views towards New Quay.
At this point we about turned and returned to Llangrannog via the lower coastal path, passing the pretty cove of Cilborth accessed either at low tide from Llangrannog or down a steep set of steps from the coastal path.
From here we dropped down to Llangrannog, the beach was very busy and just as we were starting to head up the coastal path in the other direction the heavens opened!
There was no sign of leg up so instead we walked back up through the village to the car and home instead!
Two thoughts of the day:
Llangrannog has been described as one in a necklace of beaches – how lovely is that? Looking forward to seeing the rest.
When is the heatwave coming back? (It is still raining!)