Everyone harbours idyllic memories of carefree childhoods spent on the beach, with aimless yet enthusiastic digging, ice cream, castles and excessive paddling. These days though, when people think of the beach they think of the crystal white sands and turquoise oceans found abroad. However, on the shores of Cardigan Bay in Wales you will be surrounded by soft sands and the Irish Sea, and you can rediscover the joy of British beaches at our Sunbeach holiday park here!
When it comes to Allens Caravans holidays in Wales there are a number of locations and activities that are a must-have in your itinerary of coastline adventures, all of which can be found below!
Ynyslas Sand Dunes
Located on the Dyfi Estuary just south of Sunbeach, these soft sand dunes are ideal for exploring and sand architecture. The dunes are part of the Dyfi National Nature Reserve, and a number of interesting animals can be found in the underbrush including, but not limited to, various lizards, stoats, European polecats and rabbits. There are a number of boardwalk trails leading through the dunes as well as a visitor’s centre that provides some more information on the wildlife in the area. The beach itself is lovely soft sand and where it meets the sea you have the ideal location for sandcastles, not to mention paddling and kite flying!
For the best views of Cardigan Bay and the surrounding valleys, you will need to make the trek up Constitution Hill. Found at the northern end of the Aberystwyth promenade, the hill has a prominent position that overlooks the town and sea. However, if you don’t feel like making the meandering walk up the hill, then take a ride on the famous Aberystwyth Cliff Railway. Opened in 1896, the railway was once the longest of its kind in the country at 778ft and remains a popular attraction to this day. At the top of the hill, aside from the mentioned views, you can also find a camera obscura, as well as a park and quaint café – the perfect location for lunch or a picnic. View our luxury homes in Cardigan Bay here today!
Aberystwyth to Bangor Coastal Walk
Just past constitution hill, you will find a picturesque coastal walk of around 5 miles which goes all the way to the sleepy fishing village of Borth. The walk provides some impressive views of the surrounding countryside and goes through grassy pasture and some rocky areas. Local legend has it that on certain days you can still hear the faint tower bells of the fabled sunken land of Cantre’r Gwaelod when walking along certain parts of the path!
Rock Pools and Crabbing
Given its rocky coastline, with various bays and beaches, the Ceredigion Coast is perfect for exploring rock pools and a spot of crabbing. Rock pooling is a fine art that only practiced adults and enthusiastic children can ever get right! Around Sunbeach there are a number of slightly rocky beach locations which, at low tide, reveal a wealth of pools that harbour wildlife by the bucket load! See our website for stunning caravan location holidays. Small species of fish are common as well as molluscs, barnacles, muscles and the occasional starfish. However, the boast of many a rock pooler is to capture a crab; fast moving and sinister looking, they are highly sought after. Crabs are common all along the Welsh coast, so if you go rock pooling or crabbing, be sure to use good bait like cockles and to look under stones and check the waters carefully to have a chance at catching one!
If you are in need of some time away from the city and some lovely fresh sea air, then be sure to book your next caravan holiday in Wales with www.allenscaravans.co.uk. As well as being situated a short distance from the seaside and Snowdonia, Sunbeach itself has facilities that are perfect for all the family. Full details are available on our website, but if you have any specific questions or queries, get in touch with us today!