Poppit Sands remains unspoiled, however all the necessary amenities can be found within 3 miles. Two pubs, which serve food, are within walking distance and the local village of St. Dogmaels houses a Spar shop, a fish and chip shop (highly recommended!) and a post office. Cardigan Town is approximately 3 miles from Awelon. Carmarthen and Tenby are both merely an hour’s drive away.
The beach is ideal for families and watersports lovers, but if you tire of it or the weather isn’t good, the following are good alternatives!
The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is a world famous long distance walking path that starts from just outside Awelon’s front door. It is an excellent walk and can be broken up into smaller stages by using the Poppit Rocket bus to get back to your start point.
St Dogmaels to Newport section contains some of the highest cliffs in the whole path, so take plenty of food and water to be ready for some steep climbs. The rewards are seal spotting, amazing clifftop views and the start of a 186 mile route ticked off!
Cardigan Bay Active runs a number of instructor led activities including kayaking, surfing and coasteering
History and Culture
Mwnt Beach and Church is a stunning alternative to Poppit only 15 mins drive away. It was voted as one of the top 10 secret places by Daily Mail readers in 2013. A beautiful white washed 6th century sailors chapel above a secluded beach. Well worth a visit!
Cardigan is the local market town. It is a vibrant seaside town with a lot of history and worth exploring. The Castle has been restored to its former glory and is well worth a visit. There a number of shops, cafes and restaurants. Cardigan was where the eisteddfod was born, the national welsh festival of song, poetry and culture.
Further afield St Davids is the spiritual capital of Wales, and the smallest city in the UK. The resting place of St David, patron saint of Wales it has been a pilgramige site for thousands of years. St Davids Cathedral originates from the 6th century. It is also has some of the best natural coastline in Pembrokeshire, with surf beaches and dramatic cliffs all close by. The town itself has lots of nice craft shops, restaurants and pubs for eating out.
Bay to Remember provide high speed boat trips for spotting dolphins, seals and birdlife
Folly Farm is an excellent day out for all the family. Safari park, petting zoo, soft play and much more.
Bluestone is an activity centre near Narbeth that is open to non residents. It has a great waterpark ideal for rainy days.
Cardigan Farm Park, just the other side of Cardigan is another petting farm with soft play and cafe.