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Exploring Mwnt

A woman is smiling and holding the hand of a child as they both stand in the sea wearing wetsuits at Mwnt, Ceredigion, Wales.
Visitors taking a dip the sea at Mwnt | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

A haven for wildlife, Mwnt is one of the best places in Ceredigion for you to spot dolphins. Always popular for days out on the beach, and on sunny days, families flock to Mwnt to enjoy this hidden cove’s golden sand and rolling waves.

Things to see and do at Mwnt

When visiting, a walk to the top of Foel y Mwnt is a must. Take in the panoramic views over Cardigan Bay and see if you’re lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the mountains of Snowdonia in the distance.

Spot the dolphins

Dolphins can often be seen playing in the bay, with Mwnt locally recognised as one of the best places to regularly spot them.

Every summer a team of National Trust rangers host Dolphin Watch events to gather data to assist with monitoring the population.

A person bodyboarding in the sea at Mwnt, Ceredigion, Wales
Bodyboarding at Mwnt | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Dramatic views

Located on the Ceredigion coast, a few miles north of Cardigan town centre, you’ll drive down the winding country lanes to be rewarded with dramatic views over Cardigan Bay on arrival.

To reach the beach there is a series of steps leading down to the sheltered sandy bay. You can also reach the beach by walking the local stretches of the Wales Coast Path.

Things not to be missed

  • Catch a glimpse of the dolphins in Cardigan Bay
  • Watch the sunset from the top of Foel y Mwnt
  • Enjoy dramatic coastal views whilst walking the Wales Coastal Path
A woman is standing holding a bodyboard and smiling in the shallows, while waves roll in behind her at Mwnt, Ceredigion, Wales.

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