Ceibwr Bay near Newport, Pembrokeshire
SSSI site with a stunningly rugged coastline and interesting rock formations.
Some 6.5 miles to the north of Newport along the coast is Ceibwr Bay, a small inlet on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path with much to offer.
Ceibwr is best known for the amazing folds in the rock strata in the cliffs - best viewed from the small grassy area on the left as you approach Ceibwr from the south.
Situated at the end of a tranquil valley is this small beach and stream, edged on both sides by cliffs. Ceibwr is a great spot for wildlife spotting - you might get lucky and spot a local otter family making their way down to the sea for a spot of fishing.
Ceibwr is a tidal beach, and depending on the time of year, on a high tide, the beach might be completely submerged - do check local tide times before visiting.
Ceibwr is popular in the summer with locals and holidaymakers staying in the area, and due to limited parking it is advisable to arrive early in the morning if bringing a vehicle.
Keep a keen eye on the cliffs for chances of seeing Choughs and other cliff and seabirds, and the waters here are frequented by seals on a regular basis.
The coastal path heads north to St Dogmaels and south back to Newport Sands - both approximately 4 hour walks but well worth the effort. The Poppit Rocket bus service stops at Ceibwr, so there really is no excuse not to visit. Catch the bus to Ceibwr and walk back, or walk to Ceibwr and catch the bus back!
There are remains of a small lime kiln at Ceibwr which unfortunately suffered quite badly during the January 2014 storms that Pembrokeshire embraced. There is also a huge slate slab bridge offering a dry route over the Nant Ceibwr stream.
Wildlife to look out for:
- Choughs, Gulls, Peregrine Falcons
- Porpoises, Dolphins, Seals
- Free Car Parking
- Pembrokeshire Coastal Path Access
Accommodation near Ceibwr Bay:
- Self Catering around Moylegrove
- Self Catering at St Dogmaels
- Bed and Breakfasts
- Camping/Glamping nearby
Head east towards Cardigan through Newport, after passing the Golden Lion turn left down Feidr Pen y Bont, follow this road for some 3 miles - you will arrive at a T-junction, turn right - after another 3 miles you will see a sign post at a junction for Ceibwr - follow this. Some half a mile on is Ceibwr Bay.