Cardigan Bay has white-sand beaches, soft turquoise sea and a unique marine life (such as dolphins), making it one of the finest stretches of coastline in the UK.
Much of the coast surrounding the bay is fertile farmland, dotted with towns and seaside resorts such as Fishguard, New Quay, Aberaeron, Aberystwyth, Aberdyfi, Barmouth and Pwllheli on the Cambrian Coast. Major rivers flowing into the bay include the Teifi, Rheidol, Dyfi, Aeron, and Mawddach.
The central and northern area of the Bay is the location of the legendary Cantre’r Gwaelod, the Lowland Hundred or Hundred under the Sea. The song Bells of Aberdyfi is based on this drowned world.
Dolphins in Cardigan Bay