Mwnt is a very small community and ancient parish in south Ceredigion, Wales, on the West Wales coast about from Cardigan. It lies on the Ceredigion Coast Path.It gets its name from the prominent steep conical hill (Foel y Mwnt), a landmark from much of Cardigan Bay, that rises above the beach to a height of 76m (249ft), and was formerly anglicised as Mount.The beachMwnt is known for its popular beach. In 2011 The Daily Mail placed Mwnt top of its list of "Europe's top ten loveliest hidden beaches".The beach has earned a Green Coast Award (an award similar to a Blue Flag beach Award but for rural beaches). Swimming conditions are considered safe at Mwnt but there is no lifeguard service.The Irish Sea off Mwnt is rich in wildlife, being a regular summer home to dolphins, seals and porpoises.Flemish invasionMwnt was the site of an unsuccessful invasion by Flemings in 1155. Its defeat was celebrated, at least in the eighteenth century, by a games meeting on the first Sunday in January known as "Sul Coch y Mwnt" (Red Sunday), commemorating the blood shed on that day. Within living memory human bones and skeletons have been exposed in the area. A nearby brook is called Nant y Fflymon (Flemings' Brook). For Mwnt Beach and beyond, use our Cardigan attractions planning site to get the most from your Cardigan vacation.
Mwnt Beach Reviews
Small sandy bay, accessed from NT car park (pay) by steps - wide and gentle but a lot of them if elderly or carrying beach stuff. Ice cream cabin half way down. Nice cliff walks. No lifeguard. more »
Can be tricky to find and need to negotiate some narrow country lanes but once there it's quite a little treasure of a beach. You have to go down about 90 steps to get there but they are quite easy..... more »
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