Penbryn Beach, Cardigan, Wales
Almost a mile in length, the spacious, golden sands of Penbryn Beach at Llanerchaeron are a perfect location for stargazing and are reached through the woods of a fern-clad valley.
Dusk is also a great time to see seals and barn owls in the area, and if you're lucky you may even spot some of the resident bottlenose dolphins.
Terrain and safety: The walk to the beach is ¼ mile along a tarmac road, with a steep climb down to the beach and back up to the car park. The walk along the footpath in the woods is ½ mile with several steep steps and moderately rough terrain. The beach is over a mile long depending on the tide.
Location: National Trust car park at Llanborth Farm, Penbryn. Grid ref: SN295521.