In a bid to spend our birthdays in our camper van this year, we headed to beautiful Wales. We wanted to be at the beach to cheers to our big days (one day apart) and so we cruised on over to the Ceredigion coast for sunshine walks and evening campfires. As luck would have it, the weather was perfect for the few days we were there. Ceredigion, with its gorgeous little villages, quaint harbours and a coastline to die for really was a great choice and was made all the more magical by the secluded coves and the wildlife we found along the way. We had such a wonderful time that I thought I would share a few of our favourite spots.
The small beach of Cwytydu was the perfect base to camp up for a couple of nights. We parked overlooking the sea and spent the mornings making pancakes and spotting seals from the window of our camper. Apparently Cwmtydu was once a popular smugglers cove and it was so fun to roam around the hidden caves that used to be used as hideaways. Just a short walk over the cliffs from Cwmtydu lies a tiny secluded pebble beach where we ended up having a barbeque and campfire to celebrate the end of Key's birthday and the beginning of mine. Walking to this beach, we spotted wild dolphins jumping in and out of the water, which was just magical. I will definitely be returning to this area at some point even if it is just to try and spot the dolphins again!
The seaside village of Llangrannog is just adorable. There is a sandy beach which is perfect for relaxing on when the weather is warm and sunny. When the tide is low you can also walk to Cilborth cove, which is where we spent time walking over the rocks and paddling in the sea.
We stopped for lunch one day in New Quay and although the seaside town has a little sandy beach, we spent the majority of our time overlooking the charming harbour. New Quay is also known to have many dolphin visitors and so if you get as excited about marine wildlife as i do, you are well set up to spot some of the cuties should you visit.
The weather on the day of my birthday was glorious. We spent some time on Tresaith beach soaking up the rays and exploring all the rock pools. It was even warm enough to go for a swim. Legend has it that an ancient king sent his seven nuisance daughters adrift in a boat from Ireland. They landed on Tresaith beach where they met and fell in love with seven Welsh farmers and spent their days on the west coast of Wales. I can guarantee you that if there is a myth or legend behind a place, I am going to love it even more!
Would you travel to the West coast of Wales? I think it is a perfect patch of the world, especially when the sun is shining!