A view of the river Teifi taken from St Dogmaels and looking upstream towards Cardigan Town.
St Dogmaels is the northern termination point of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and is also the start of the newly opened Ceredigion coast path that continues on northwards.

Welsh beauty:
Pembrokeshire Coastal Path named third-best walk in the world
By TRAVELMAIL REPORTER (with thanks to the Daily Mail)

It may be frequently battered by high winds and rain, but the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is still one of Britain's most popular routes for ramblers.
And it seems the international community agrees, rating the 186-mile path among the top ten walks in the world, alongside The Inca Trail in Peru and even Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
The path in West Wales - the only British entry on the list - took third place behind the Appalachian Trail in Georgia, USA, and the Santiago de Compostela pilgrims' walk from France to northern Spain.

Walkers' choice: The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path attracts one million walks each year
And while many of the entries from around the world can only be enjoyed by seasoned hikers accompanied by guides, the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path stands out as it is easy for any age and ability to negotiate.

The picturesque route is famed for covering almost every kind of maritime landscape from limestone and volcanic cliffs to sandy coves and estuaries.
Running from St Dogmaels in the north to Amroth in the south, its various sections attracts a million walks every year, generating around £14m.
Charles Mathieson, head of tourism for the Pembrokeshire National Park, described the top ten listing as a 'fantastic honour'.

Honoured: The 186-mile path was listed as one of the top ten walks in the world
He said: 'We know the path attracts a million walks each year, providing a fantastic resource for local residents and attracting walkers from around the world.
'Last year the path celebrated its 40th anniversary - and it's wonderful that this fabulous resource continues to be recognised.'
The honour is particularly important for Wales as a path stretching right around the country's coast is currently being developed.
From April 2012, Wales will be the only country in the UK with a completely walkable coastline.
The Top Ten list, published by online travel advisors Cheapflights, describes the Pembrokeshire route as a 'haven for wildlife' with grey seals and puffins among the creatures that can be spotted by eagle-eyed walkers.
The Welsh county's beaches were also named the second best on the planet in a list compiled by National Geographic.

Varied: The path takes in soaring cliffs and quiet bays
The walks which received recognition were:
1. Appalachian Trail - Springer Mountain, Georgia, to Mount Katahdin, Maine, USA.
2. Camino Frances - St. Jean Pied de Port, France, to Compostela, Spain.
3. Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
4. Mount Kilimanjaro - Tanzania.
5. Zion Narrows - Zion National Park, Utah, USA.
6. Tongariro Alpine Crossing - Tongariro National Park, New Zealand.
7. Paine Circuit Trail - Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile.
8. West Coast Trail - Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia, Canada.
9. Tiger Leaping Gorge - Yunnan, China
10. Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - Peru



Poppit Sands is a stunning stretch of sandy beach backed with sand dunes. The sands are located at the mouth of the Teifi Estuary just a 5 min drive from our Self Catering Holidays West Wales offices in Cardigan. The beach is located at the northern end of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path approx 2 miles from St Dogmaels.

Lifeguards patrol this beach during July and August from 10.00 to 6.00 each day. There are public toilets a cafe and National Trust car park just off the beach.

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