6 to 14 nights
60 mls (km)
Mid Wales
Mar to Oct

Walking Secluded Welsh Coast

  • Resorts with award-winning beaches - Borth being one of many
  • National Trust properties such as Mwnt and Llanerchaeron
  • The harbour and fishing town of New Quay
  • Cei Bach – the beach where Dylan Thomas lived and wrote
  • The charming Regency harbour village of Aberaeron
  • The University town of Aberystwyth
  • Visit the historic market town of Cardigan

Walking The Ceredigion Coast Path

The Ceredigion Coast Path is a walking holiday following 60 miles of Cardigan Bay. Perhaps owing to its wild nature, Ceredigion's praises have remained largely unsung. However, this seclusion has resulted in untarnished coastlines and one of the bastions of Welsh language and culture.

Wildlife find their perfect habitat here, and bring an element of the unexpected to these shores. Cardigan Bay is the natural habitat of bottlenose dolphins, seals and porpoise and sections of the Ceredigion coast path have been designated as a Special Area of Conservation for their native wildlife population.

Walking in the footsteps of Dylan Thomas

New Quay and its environs were a formative part of the poets upbringing, and you can certainly sense the presence of the Ceredigion landscape in his poetry. Walking in the footsteps of Dylan Thomas, the Ceredigion Coast Path offers an insight into the scenic countryside, houses and locations where Dylan Thomas lived and wrote during the war.

This Welsh walking holiday links up with two of Wales’s National Trails. The 60 mile coast path continues northward from Cardigan out of its junction with the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. From there you are within a stones throw of the Dyfi Estuary National Nature Reserve at Ynyslas, with a further drive into the heart of the country bringing you to Glyndŵr’s Way National Trail.

Booking Your Holiday

Celtic Trails Walking Holidays is Wales’ oldest walking company and has 20 years’ experience providing tailored, high quality itineraries for walkers who appreciate personal service, comfort and organisation.

For more information or advice on walking the Ceredigion Coast Path, please call our walk team today on 01291 689774. They will be delighted to help you with your holiday plans.

Ceredigion Coast Path walk map
Our Ceredigion walking holidays take you from Cardigan to Ynys-las

Path Walkthrough

Walkers can expect the route to be uncrowded, even tranquil. There are long stretches where its likely that you will not see another soul for miles. There are almost always alternate routes heading inland if you're unsure of the force of the wind along the cliffs, as well as one inland route for when it's not possible to walk across Newquay Bay beach toward Llanrhystud (check essential info. for tide times).

There are some more challenging sections, such as part of the Aberporth to Cymtydu section, where the route wends its way along the undulating cliffs before dropping back into the secluded inlets and coves found along the route. Where you're occasionally diverted from the shore, you'll find forest track and farmland before rejoining the quiet sloping hillside paths along the coast.

Our Ceredigion Coast Path Itineraries

  • Cardigan to Ynys-las
    Distance: 60 miles (96.5km)
    7 Nights, 6 Days
    from £795 pp
    CCP1S-N ~ Cardigan to Ynys-las ~ 7 / 6 classic
    Day 1:Arrive Cardigan
    Day 2:Cardigan to Aberporth12 miles/19km
    Day 3:Aberporth to Cwmtydu10 miles/16km
    Day 4:Cwmtydu to Aberaeron10.5 miles/17km
    Day 5:Aberaeron to Llanrhystud7.5 miles/12km
    Day 6:Llanrhystud to Aberystwyth10.5 miles/17km
    Day 7:Aberystwyth to Ynys-las10 miles/16km
    Day 8:Depart Aberystwyth

    or ask us a question
    What's Included:
    6 walking days
    7 nights accommodation
    7 breakfasts
    6 Nights, 5 Days
    from £685 pp
    CCP2S-N ~ Cardigan to Ynys-las ~ 6 / 5 classic
    Day 1:Arrive Cardigan
    Day 2:Cardigan to Aberporth12 miles/19km
    Day 3:Aberporth to New Quay14 miles/22.5km
    Day 4:New Quay to Llanrhystud14 miles/22.5km
    Day 5:Llanrhystud to Aberystwyth10.5 miles/17km
    Day 6:Aberystwyth to Ynys-las10 miles/16km
    Day 7:Depart Aberystwyth

    or ask us a question
    What's Included:
    5 walking days
    6 nights accommodation
    6 breakfasts

    These itineraries can also be walked north to south, as well as being combined with the Meirionnydd Coastal Path - please contact us for further details.

    • Good standard accommodation at a mixture of Guesthouses, Farmhouses, local Inns and B&B’s with en-suite or private facilities wherever possible
    • Breakfast
    • Luggage transfers
    • Personal transfer between accommodation and path that form a part of our standard package
    • Route planning
    • Walk pack including Trail Guide and mapping, itinerary, accommodation directions and route notes, lunch and dinner information, restaurant recommendations and holiday planning details

    You choose which day you would like your holiday to start on. We will book your holiday in accordance with your requirements.

    Our Ceredigion Coast Path holidays are available to walk March to October.

    Prevailing westerly winds can bring an element of changeability to walking out alongside the coast. Here, waterproofs should be always be packed, and walkers are advised to be prepared for windy conditions.

    Between New Quay Bay and Aberaeron, most of the times walkers should be able to wake the beach path around the bay - but, depending on the tide walkers may have to take the road adjacent to the shore.

    Rail - Railway stations are located in Carmarthen (for Cardigan) and Aberystwyth.



    Bus stations are located at Carmarthen, Cardigan and Aberystwyth


    Public Transport note

    Please note that there are no bus services between Carmarthen train station and Cardigan on a Sunday and therefore if you are intending arriving to Cardigan using public transport on this day a taxi transfer will be required for this final leg of the journey.


    Carmarthen to Cardigan - prices available upon request.

    Cardigan to Aberystwyth - prices available upon request.

    Looking for different mileages or a different number of nights? Please contact us to discuss how our itineraries can be adjusted to meet your specific needs. Call one of our helpful team on +44 (0)1291 689774 or e-mail us here.

    Ceredigion Coast Path Client Reviews

    4.8/5 based on 20 reviews
    I would describe Celtic Trails as organised; easy to follow instructions, well-chosen lovely hotels, outstanding scenery. Independent before, you are great! Will use you again.
    - August 2021
    Celtic Trails were well organised, smooth running and informative. This was a lovely walk in a new area and made me feel more relaxed and fitter, although I'm already a regular walker.
    - August 2020
    Celtic Trails were very nice to deal with: Fast, friendly responses, very details information. Would certainly use you again.
    - August 2020
    Good communication, good value. We are five university friends living in South Africa, Mauritius and Switzerland. It was a wonderful relaxed way to catch up with people.
    - October 2019
    We would recommend Celtic Trails to a friend - efficient, excellent documentation and appropriate accommodation.
    - September 2019
    I would describe Celtic Trails as a friendly and personal service.
    - September 2019
    Hassle free walking holiday. We found some very good food.
    - September 2019
    This walk was recommended by Celtic Trails when we were unable to book the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. A great alternative with varied walking, great views, pretty villages / towns and good places to eat.
    - September 2019
    Celtic Trails were adaptable, with bespoke requirements. The Ceredigion Coast Path had beautiful scenery and landscape - good weather helped.
    - August 2019
    Wonderful scenery in a part of the UK I've never been to before - accommodation of good quality and all arrangements went smoothly.
    - July 2019
    A wonderful walk - the landscape more than exceeded my expectations.
    - March 2019
    I honestly can't think of anything that could be improved upon. The whole process was hassle-free and was just brilliant. I will definitely walk with you again.
    - August 2018
    "I will definitely walk with you again, I honestly can't think of anything that could of been improved upon. The whole process was hassle-free and was just brilliant."
    - August 2018
    We most enjoyed the Ceredigion coast path: varied, beautiful landscape, sportive without being too difficult, absolutely quiet and not crowded.
    - July 2018
    Hi Nathan Just wanted to say many thanks for the super organisation of our amazing holidays. It all went and we enjoyed it. The sun came out and much to R's delight, we even saw a dolphin on the last walk. Wishing you a nice summer and hope the Welsh heatwave continues.
    - June 2018
    I was very satisfied with all of the accommodations booked for me by Celtic Trails. The hosts were welcoming and friendly and I felt at east with all of them. Your choices are excellent and will be a factor in my deciding to use your services again.
    - May 2018
    "I was very satisfied with all the accommodations booked for me by Celtic Trails. The hosts were welcoming and friendly. I felt at ease with all of them. Your choices are excellent and will be a factor in my deciding to use your services again."
    - May 2018
    Celtic Trails met our expectations. What we most enjoyed about this walk was the scenery, the wildlife and the challenge.
    - April 2018
    "This is a great track with lovely and varied scenery. The accommodation was comfortable, very friendly & welcoming to tired walkers and sent us refreshed in the morning. Lovely, thanks."
    - May 2017
    "Luggage and private transfer was perfect. I used to organise and carry everything myself. Celtic Trails makes everything nice and a lot easier. I like walking from one destination to the next, rather than staying in one place. I recommend Celtic Trails. Thank you very much! I had a wonderful week."
    - May 2016
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