Grey and cloudy and almost a bit chilly today, still at least the rain held off until we were in the car on the way back to site! Today we continued along the trail of the necklace of beaches, starting from the NT car park in Penbryn we followed the coastal path heading towards Llangrannog to take a look at Carrag-y-ty.
Very nice too! However, for steep steps read long ladder, though there was an alternative steep long scramble! Neither of which took my fancy so we turned about and took the path back to Penbryn.
Here a lovely long stretch of sandy beach but with a summer dog ban – poor Poppydog had to be content with a dip in the stream that divides the beach!
Never mind, we wandered back up to the car park via the woodland walk and had a drink courtesy of the Plwmp Tart! NT cafe.
From here we drove a couple of miles along the coast (south) to Tresaith a very affluent looking village on the beach. Some seriously stunning homes with lots of glass, probably mostly second or holiday homes, alas. The beach was very pretty with soft sand and rock pools at either end and half of it was dog friendly. Though a bit busy for us, we managed to find a quiet spot for some stone chasing!
On the way back up through the very steep village to the ample car park (donation) a peep between the houses gives you an idea of their amazing views.
Moving on for another short hop in the car to Aberporth, a bustling seaside town, with a fabulous deep sandy bay with a stream running through it and a smaller sandy cove to the side.
The sand here is coarser, probably great for sandcastles and as I found out afterwards the main beach is dog free but the smaller beach is dog friendly (there were dogs on both!).
There was a lovely freshwater lagoon on the main beach formed by the steam – great for Poppydogs oh yes and children too – I guess!
On the way back up to the car (parked in a lay-by at the top of the town) we passed this pretty little cottage.
Two thoughts of the day:
I can’t help thinking this little stretch of beaches would be fantastic outside the school holidays.
On that note, the site has filled up quite dramatically on our return and I was wondering why? Ah yes it is nearly the Bank Holiday weekend – Hey we’ve almost survived the holidays!!