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Aberdovey holidays: a beautiful waterside town overlooking Cardigan Bay

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Aberdovey coast

Aberdovey, known as Aberdyfi in Welsh, sits proudly on the north bank of the Dyfi estuary in Snowdonia/Eryri National Park. This waterside location is ever-changing with bobbing boats, lively water sports and wildlife which flourishes in the waters at Cardigan Bay.

This beautifully peaceful village has been a popular Welsh holiday location for many years. With its charming harbour and stunning position in a National Park, Aberdovey holidays create a memorable experience for all ages.

Particularly popular with adventurers, Aberdovey offers an exciting range of outdoor activities. Its waterside location makes it the perfect place for sailing, fishing and watersports. If you fancy a spot of golf, Aberdovey boasts an excellent 18-hole golf course nestled between sandy dunes of Aberdovey beach and the dramatic backdrop of the Cambrian Mountains. It's certainly a memorable spot to tee off.

The village is surrounded by exquisite natural backdrops nestled between the majestic hills and peaks of Snowdonia/Eryri to the turquoise waters of Cardigan Bay.


With miles of rugged and dramatic scenery, a stay in Aberdovey sets you in the perfect place to explore this natural landscape. Nearby you can spot wildlife and varieties of wildfowl in Dyfi Nature Reserve and during the warmer months witness this stunning area transform into a carpet of colourful flora with particular attention on the reserves rare orchids. It's an ideal spot for walking enthusiasts, climbers and nature lovers with breathtaking routes to discover, including the peaks of Cader Idris and Aran Fawddwy.

For visitors that love a slower pace, the village is home to a sandy beach ideal for strolling barefoot through the waves at the water's edge. The pretty seafront shops and harbour front boast the perfect place to immerse yourself in Welsh cuisine and culture. Sample the best in local dishes in the many bistros, restaurants and cafes dotted around the shoreline.

A popular family attraction close to Aberdovey is the historic Talyllyn Railway. A ride on this coal-fired locomotive will take you from the glorious Cambrian coast through the emerald wonders of Snowdonia/Eryri. This awe-inspiring route offers you the chance to witness North Wales in all its glory along a charming historic trail.

“Experience unspoilt sandy shores and the majestic backdrop of Snowdonia/Eryri National Park in this charming seaside village”

The summer months offer an ideal choice for a family holiday as the village comes alive with exciting events. Take part in a crabbing competition or grab a bucket and spade for a sandcastle event. You can also experience the popular annual regatta with impressive sailing boats and onshore activities to enjoy. The village is abuzz with family friendly activities giving you plenty to do during a stay in the area.

Whether you visit Aberdovey with family, friends or a loved one, it's easy to see why people adore this pretty coastal spot time and time again. It's a great base for exploring North Wales, and choosing one of our Aberdovey cottages offers an idyllic base for your holiday adventure.

While you’re there

Cardigan Bay

Admire captivating coastal views and spot the resident marine life bobbing in the turquoise waters.

Talyllyn Railway

This pretty coal-fired locomotive takes you on a pleasant ride from coast to countryside.

Snowdonia/Eryri National Park

Challenge yourself to a hike on the country's highest peak.

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