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Mwnt Beach, Cardigan

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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).
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  • Beautiful beach, in a wonderful cove. Delicious church and fantastic views from the top of the hill and on the path beyond the bay. Nice parking organized by the National Trust. The only flaw: the way to get there... Very narrow in several places, and with a few passing places in more sections, if you cross another car are trouble. It will also be for this reason that the place is not frequented, at least when we were there... But such a beautiful location deserves access worthy of the name.
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  • Beautiful beach with a little shop near bye. Not disabled friendly as many steps to go down but it’s lovely and secluded. Worth he trip and the little walk past the little white church was really nice...  more »
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