Once a popular haunt for smugglers, Cwmtydu is now a small cove owned by the National Trust. It is made up of coarse sand and shingle backed by a concrete sea wall, with the Afon Ffynon Ddewi emerging onto the beach on the south side. There are rock-pools and caves at low tide. Free roadside parking overlooks the beach with a private car park about 100 yards away. Other facilities here include toilets, 2 cycle stands, a cafe and a B&B. Just behind the parking area is an old lime kiln, where lime (calcium oxide) was produced by baking limestone rocks. This was then used as fertiliser.
Dogs are allowed at all times, but this beach is frequently used by grey seals for breeding in late summer / early autumn and should be avoided if any are on the shore.
The coastal path on this section of the coast is particularly hilly.
There is 1 review for this beach :
23 Mar 2019
Some times you arrive at a place were from the start everything is superb, feeling Earth is taking you home. Why, there is almost only nature the small river continuously flowing into a quiet beach and marvellous walks along the cliffs overlooking the sea and the seals We went there twice, the first time by touring from Newquay staying there the whole day on the quiet beach. The second time going specially to the bay and from there walking to next bay about 0.7 miles NNE. Which is even more pure with the small woods aside the river. Meeting a Dutch couple just moved to live there. We envy them and will come back in a few years.
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