Things to do in Llangrannog, West Wales

Days Out in Ceredigion by the Coast

1236377_10153302148462301_276714326491047021_n.jpgLlangrannog is located right on the Ceredigion Coastal Path and there are challenging and beautiful walks in both directions. Northwards will take you up towards  Cwmtudu, Newquay and Aberaeron with the most stunning views up the Welsh coastline.

To the South is the National Trust beach of Penbryn after which lie Tresaith and Aberporth. This latter stretch is partially tarmacked and ideal for pushchairs or wheelchairs. The coastal path is broken down into sections. Detailed descriptions of the challenges and sights that each section offers can be found at;

The Cardi Bach Bus is also a fantastic service that now runs along the coast throughout the summer. It is worth checking the timetable and hopping on or off along the coast between Cardigan and Newquay. It follows the small roads along the coast and is a great way to see some of the stunning sights along the way.

The bus runs twice daily both and north and south and passes in front of the Vestry! You can’t miss the new brightly named bus on it’s travels.

Boat trips are available from Newquay and Cardigan to spot dolphins and seals along the coast.

Sightings of both are frequent and on a calm day the trips are a fantastic way to view the coastline.

The trips from Gwbert in Cardigan are exhilarating with A Bay To Remember. Gentler trips take place from Newquay where there are several different operators.


The Ship and The Pentre are two popular public houses in Llangrannog, both serving good quality, home made ‘pub grub’. Steaks at the Pentre are especially good. They can get busy during high season so booking can be advisable for groups.

Both pubs have a live music programme through the summer featuring some great local bands. 

The Patio Café is famous for it’s large selection of ice creams. Located to the right of the beach it’s a great stop for coffee, cake and light snacks at lunchtime.

The Beach Hut is open all day serving breakfast, lunches and evening meals in the restaurant and also providing great fish and chip ‘takeaways’. Booking in the evenings is recommended through the summer, especially for large groups. Look out for their amazing burgers and fresh fish dishes.

The Plwmp Tart is a small café over at Penbryn serving drinks, ice creams, paninis and sandwiches. It is a great little place to stop off for lunch or refreshments whilst walking the cliff path.

The nearest Chinese takeaway is The Golden Dragon in Aberporth where there is also a good Indian Takeaway called the Maharani. The Ship Inn in Tresaith has a great location overlooking the beach. 

The best Sunday lunches are at Cardigan Castle or at the Ffostrassol Arms. Both are a short drive away but the atmosphere at The Castle is great and they also offer a fantastic afternoon tea. Booking is essential. Closer to home, the New Inn at Brynhoffnant does a Sunday carvery.

The Flat Rock Bistro in Gwbert and The Cliff Hotel are also worth a mention. 


CARDIGAN, 10 miles to the South, is home to the nearest large supermarkets. Tesco, Aldi and the Cooperative Stores are located here.

Cardigan Castle has recently been reopened and has a number of activities on throughout the year.

The Theatre Mwldan has a wide range of films and live shows showing daily,

Cardigan Swimming pool and Therapy pool is open daily

The Pizza Tipi on the banks of the river Teifi serves up fresh baked pizza through the summer and has live music playing most weekends through the season.

There are some lovely walks and activities at the Wildlife Centre in Cilgerran and boat trips from Gwbert operate several times a day and come highly recommended. 

ABERAERON, 12 miles north of Llangrannog is famous for its brightly painted houses located around the harbour.

Worth a trip for the honey ice-cream or a drink at the Harbourmaster Hotel, Aberaeron also has some nice shops and plenty of good eateries.

Halfway to Aberaeron is New Quay where there are watersports activities on offer and several boat trips offering dolphin spotting opportunities.

NEWCASTLE EMLYN is 10 miles inland and has some great antique centres where bargains can be found.

CENARTH is nearby and has some spectacular ‘Falls’. This is also home to the coracles which can sometimes be viewed on the river.

The Upper Vestry - Sleeps 8/10

The upper Vestry has stylish and contemporary interiors.

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The Lower Vestry (Pet Friendly) - Sleeps 4

Decorated in traditional style with lime rendered walls, an open plan living area and wood burning stove.

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Over the years we have watched the vestry undergo several refurbishments including the most recent! It is a fantastic place to stay, really well appointed and very comfortable. We have really enjoyed our stay 'out of season', thank you Debbie and Chris for such a wonderful facility.

Jacky & Steve Nicholls

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Address: Bancyfelin Vestry, Llangrannog, Llandysul, Ceredigion, West Wales, SA44 6SB


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