New Quay is great for kids with a golden sandy beach, dolphin tours from the harbour, delicious ice cream from Creme Pen Cei and fish and chips from The Lime Crab. 30-40 dolphins are resident year round and in summer this rises to 300-400, so you would be very unlucky if you didn’t see them. There are also frequently harbour seals to be seen. Dylan Thomas lived for many years in New Quay and based Under Milk Wood on the town. His cottage on the cliffs can be seen across the bay
Llangranog is our closest beach as the crow flies, with spectacular views up and down the coast from the bluffs above the village. There is free parking at the top of the village and you can follow the little stream, past a waterfall and plungepool, to where it spills out onto the beach. At low tide there is a sea cave on the beach to explore and you can walk around to a hidden cove. There is a choice of good pubs, takeaway wood fired pizzas to each on the beach, a good ice cream parlour and bakery to keep you going
Tresaith is a smaller village with a fine golden sand beach backed by steep cliffs. From the cliffs to the north end, a waterfall plunges dramatically onto the rocks below
Poppit Sands is a huge sand beach where the river Teifi meets the sea. There is good rockpooling, amazing ice cream from the stand by the car park, and a few hours on the beach here can easily be combined with a trip into Cardigan town and/or a stop off at St Dogmaels on the river’s estuary where there is an old abbey and a good pub in The Ferry Inn
Aberaeron is a handsome, brightly painted Georgian seaside town to explore with rockpooling on the beach, a nice harbour, and plenty of good places to eat and drink.
These are just a few. There are plenty of other places besides including the National Trust beaches at Mwnt and Penbryn, or, further afield, Tenby and the many other gorgeous places to visit over the county border into Pembrokeshire.