Situated just below Aberdovey, Borth is Ceredigion's most northerly seaside village.
A large beach stretches the entire length of the village and on to neighbouring Ynyslas. At very low tides the remains of an ancient forest can be discovered along the shoreline. The remains date from some 3500 years ago.
Today Borth is a very popular holiday destination and houses a railway station, golf course, various shops, 5 pubs and a good variety of restaurants and fish and chip shops. The All Wales Coast Path also runs along the seafront at Borth and allows access to some stunning local coastline and views.
Ynyslas beach and dunes are a true gem and well worth a visit. You can park on the estuary side of the dunes and enjoy lovely views up the Dyfi Valley and across the estuary to Aberdyfi. Take a stroll through the dunes which are managed by the Dyfi National Nature Reserve to discover another world entirely. There are well trodden routes and also less used ones that lead you through these impressive dunes to the beach which is more than 2 miles long if you include the sea front at Borth. Also in the dunes is a wooden viewing platform offering huge views across the dunes and up the Dyfi Valley to the mountains beyond.
Although prone to westerly winds (much to the enjoyment of kite surfers) Ynyslas beach is popular with walkers and families can enjoy the pebble bank which runs the entire length of the beach - perfect for sheltering behind if the winds are strong and lovely for sitting on when the sun has warmed the stones. For a more sheltered experience stay to the Estuary side of the beach where you will also find an Interpretation Centre with toilet facilities and a seasonal Ice Cream van which can be found parked on the beach.