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Poppit Sands Beach, Cardigan

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Poppit is a small, dispersed settlement which lies on the southern side of the estuary of the River Teifi, near Cardigan, in northern Pembrokeshire, Wales.It is primarily known for its popular sandy beach, called Poppit Sands, sometimes Poppit Sands Beach, which adjoins St. Dogmaels beach at its eastern estuary end. The beach offers views across the estuary and bay towards Gwbert and Cardigan Island, and the nearest village is St Dogmaels, 1½ miles away.Up until 2012 the beach carried Blue Flag status, but following a wet year, which resulted in more naturally occurring bacteria present, and a general tightening of criteria, it lost this status in 2013.The beachBacked by low dunes, the top of the beach comprises about 80m of dry, very loose sand, making it very popular with families. Lower down it is hard-packed. The beach slopes gently, and therefore the sea is shallow for quite a long way out. Even at high tide there is plenty of soft sand exposed.On the eastern side of the dunes, erosion has formed sand cliffs over 4 metres (13 feet) high. New dunes are now building up close to the access boardwalk.When the tide is fully out, the flats at the far south-eastern end (known as Cardigan Bar) extend for nearly a mile and almost reach Gwbert on the other side. However, due to the estuary there are unpredictable currents at this end of the beach.At the north-western end of the beach there are rock pools which support a myriad of sea-life.
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  • Beautiful place nice walks around and on beach friendly people nice cafe by beach life boat station there aswell very interesting all volunteers 👌 😊 
    Beautiful place nice walks around and on beach friendly people nice cafe by beach life boat station there aswell very interesting all volunteers 👌 😊  more »
  • Great beach, with soft sands, rock pools at one end and a little cafe by the car park. The RNLI shop is well stocked and served by a very pleasant lady. There are alot of dogs on the beach in october....  more
    Great beach, with soft sands, rock pools at one end and a little cafe by the car park. The RNLI shop is well stocked and served by a very pleasant lady. There are alot of dogs on the beach in october....  more »
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  • Lovely, clean flat sandy beach, very accessible brought grandma in a wheelchair. Parking is easy and there is a shop & cafe close by. Dog friendly on one side. We had a fabulous day here!
  • Stunning golden sand and clear blue sea. Ample car parking and overflow car park. Cafe and ice cream available in cafe at edge of car park and separate toilet block. Sand does blow a bit when it's windy but a great beach!

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