To the east

Botanical Gardens Wales
There are many places to explore inland from market towns, to castles and gardens. The National Botanic Gardens of Wales is located at Carmarthen, 30 miles from Dolgoy and the beautiful Aberglasney with its excellent tea rooms is located at Llangathan, 36 miles away. The National Trust Property Dinefwr Park with it house, 800 acres National Reserve parkland White Horn Cattle and castle is located 1.5 miles from the rural town of Llandeilo with its independent small shops.

Cenarth Falls
The tea rooms in the village of Cenarth with its waterfalls and reverside walks are a delight.

For shopping and antiques is the small market town of Narberth and if travelling in that direction why not take in some of Pembrokeshire seaside towns from Sandersfoot to Tenby, all with in an hour and half’s drive from Dolgoy.

Newcastle Emlyn

To the south

City of St Davids
Further south along the coast into Pembrokeshire there are many places to visit. There is the cathedral city of St Davids (48 miles). Along your route you will travel through Newport which has lovely cafes, galleries, a sandy beach and quaint little street, sat on an estuary and close to the Presseli hills.

One of our favourite day outs is a walk if from Abereidy (44 miles from Dolgoy) near the Blue Lagoon, famous for its international diving competitions and coasteering to Porthgain . As you progress along the coast path with spectacular views, you will come across the sandy cove of Treath Llyfn. Porthgain, a picturesque harbour has the award winning fish and chips The Shed, a pub The Sloop, some art galleries to explore or simply a refreshing ice cream to enjoy before making the 2 mile journey back … the views are spectacular in both directions so it isn’t any hardship to walk back the same way.


Abereiddy to Porthgain

Abereiddy to Porthgain

The Blue Lagoon


The Preselli Hills

To the north

As you travel along the coast towards Aberystwyth, you will pass the picturesque harbour town of Aberaeron with delis, home made cakes, home made ice creams , cafés, pubs and restaurants as well as small shops to brows in. From there you can either walk or drive to the National Trust property at Llanerchaeron , a John Nash villa with walled gardens and farm to explore.

30 miles from Dolgoy is the larger seaside town of Aberystwyth with an abundance of places to eat and shop or to take in the view from the . Here you will find the National Library of Wales, and the Aberystwyth Arts Centre. Stroll along the prom to take in the starlings or venture up the Vernacular Railway to take in the view.


Vernacular Railway


You can travel The Vale of Rheidol narrow gauge railway for the 12 miles from Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge. The walk taking in the waterfalls at Devils’ Bridge is lovely all year round, the colours of the changing seasons to the dramatic power after heavy rain.

Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre sits at the head of a dramatic valley with scenic views of Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains. There is a visitor centre, trails for walkers, and mountain bikers. There is red kite feeding daily and a café to grab a cuppa. Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre is nine miles east of Aberystwyth on the A44.


Devils Bridge

Bwlch Nant yr Arian

On our door step

The coastal village of Llangrannog is a mile as the crow flies, 2 miles by car. The right hand side of the beach and the accessible coves at low tide are dog friendly all year round. There is free parking on the outskirts of the village and paid parking on the shore. There are two pubs (The Pentre Arms and The Ship, two café (The Beach Hut and The Patio and award winning take-away pizza (Tafell a Tan). Eat in, takeay, fish and chips, ice cream, life guard, dog friendly, some fabulous sunsets.


Country lanes

Coastal Path

Penbryn is a National Trust sandy beach almost a mile in length and 4 miles from us by road. It lies further along the coast towards Cardigan and is a Dark Skies Site. No dogs during the summer. There is a lovely café providing home made cakes, snacks, lunches and coffee to go called The Plwmp Tart near the car park.


Cwmtydu Beach is a mile as the crow flies, 2 miles by car. The beach is known for its pretty views and its quiet atmosphere and historically a hideaway for smugglers, making use of the cut off caves. Grey seals often come ashore and bottle nose dolphins can often be seen from the cliff tops. It is a pebble and sand beach and popular for fishing, there is also a former lime kiln. There is a
small friendly café to pick up coffee to go and additional parking in the small village .

Seals at Cwmtydu

New Quay
New Quay is a small coastal town 7 miles from us towards Aberystwyth. It has an abundance of pubs, cafes and ‘fish and chips’. There is a break water from which we frequently eat salty chips whilst watching the dolphins. There are two sandy beaches, one of which is dog friendly all year round. There are also trips available to see beautiful Ceredigion coast from the sea, its abundance of wildlife including bottle nose dolphins,

Bottle Nose Dolphins

There are many coves and coastal villages as you travel along from Penbryn to Cardigan including Tresaith with
its waterfall and The Ship Inn over look in the sea and there is a gentle part of the coast path leading the historic fishing village of Aberprorth. Further along there is the National Trust cove of Mwnt, a popular spot for Dolphin spotting. It has a small church with origins from the 12th Centuray.





Llangrannog to Cwmtydu Ynys Loctyn
Lots of lovely walks directly from Dolgoy including pretty paths, quiet country lanes and the spectacular coastal path

Ynys Loctyn

The ancient town of Cardigan sits on the estuary of the River Tefi . It has an array of café s and small shops to explore.You can walk along the Tefi to the Welsh Wild Life Centre and not far away is St. Dogmeals with its local produce markets on Tuesdays, the long sandy beach of Poppet for the sunny days or take tea and watch the storm roll in from The Cliff Hotel at Gwbert.