The coast of Ceredigion (pronounced 'Kerrer-diggy-on') is bounded by the rivers Teifi to the south, and the Dyfi to the north. The terrain is very hilly and the coastal path particularly so, with three sections several miles in length remote from any towns or villages. In spring the hedgerows are delightfully adorned with masses of gorse and wild laburnams.
The county's southern coast is mostly rocky, north-west facing with small sandy bays. Proceeding north, the beaches become longer, more west-facing and are usually good for surfing. Aberystwyth is the main resort and university town, and the terminus of British Rail's Cambrian Coast line and the narrow gauge Vale of Rheidol line.