Visit Cardigan Bay

Declared Special Areas of Conservation, the wildlife and habitats of River Teifi and Cardigan Bay are exceptional and international important environments. The European designation ensures that fro future generations, the wildlife and their habitats remain safe.

Cardigan Bay is a special place, the seals and dolphins are the main attractions but visitors can also see a myriad of wildlife species in their habitats that create an incredible diversity. From sea lamprey to eels, to the incredible 9 foot in length Atlantic grey seals, the sea caves, sandbanks and reefs maintain a large number of species.

Near shore it is easy to see an abundance of birds, porpoise, grey seals and dolphins but the best spotting grounds for all these are places like Birds Rock, New Quay Harbor, Aberporth, Mwnt, New Quay and Ynys Lochtyn. With the seals usually seen around New Quay Harbor and Cardigan Island and birds are seen at Cemaes Head, Cardigan Island and Birds Rock.

Coastal Path, a national park, is the only one of its kind in all of the UK and West Wales and Pembrokeshire form part of the Heritage along with the coastal paths of Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion. Be it by land or sea the opportunity to see local wildlife is unparalleled in the 187 miles of coastal path.

Along the coast of Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire are special tour boast that operate and the skipper and crew are quite knowledgeable and can answer whatever questions one may have about birds and other animals that you may see. A good source about tour boats and other tourist information are the Tourist Information Centres located in and around the area.