Countryside Code

‘Respect - Protect – Enjoy’

  • Be Safe - plan ahead and follow any signs
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Protect plants and animals, and take your litter home
  • Keep dogs under close control
  • Consider other people

Useful Information

The rights of way that make up the Ceredigion Coast Path are mainly public footpaths which can only be used on foot.

There are a limited number of other paths in the coastal area that can be used by horseriders and cyclists (bridleways, restricted byways and byways) – these routes are shown on Ordnance Survey maps.  There are also some easy-going sections of the path that can be enjoyed by people with limited mobility, wheelchairs or pushchairs.

Safety on the Coast Path

Always make sure you are suitably equipped both for your walk and for changing weather conditions. For your own safety, keep to the Coast Path and do not walk by the cliff edge.


The prevailing westerly wind brings changeable weather to the Cardigan Bay coast. Be prepared for bad weather and take extra care in windy conditions. Wear or carry warm and / or waterproof clothes on long walks.  For further information or a five-day weather forecast go to: www.metoffice.com.


The Ceredigion Coast Path has a number of dramatic cliff top walks. Keep to the path and take care – the path is close to the cliff edge in many places.


In the event of an emergency, phone the Coastguard - 999.


Always wear walking boots or heavy walking shoes – paths may be muddy.


The section of the Coast Path between New Quay and Llanina passes over the beach at Traethgwyn.  This section is not available at high water – please check tidal conditions in advance.  The road from New Quay to Llanina can be used as an alternative, but care must be taken .

Other beaches – at Llanon and Borth – offer an option to the Coast Path but access is affected by tidal conditions.

Ceredigion tide tables for can be found on the Council’s tourism web site: www.tourism.ceredigion.gov.uk.

Livestock and Wildlife

Many sections of the route cross farm land grazed by cattle or sheep and wildlife which is dependent on the area is easily disturbed. Please keep your dog under close control.