The northern arc of Cardigan Bay, much of it in the national park, is one of outstanding beauty. Mountains sweep down to the sea in a series of stunning estuaries, and the beaches are some of the sandiest and most expansive in all of Wales

In the hills you'll find remote beauty spots, mountain lakes and magnificent walking. While at the coast you can use the Cambrian Coast railway to explore right along the bay.

There are a selections of villages and towns along the coast that are worthy of a stop off. Aberdyi is surely one of Britain's prettiest little seaside resorts and is a popular centre for sailings, watersports and golf. Barmouth is at the mouth of the beautiful Mawddach Estuary and boasts a traditional seaside promenade, small fairground and superb sandy beach. The Barmouth Festival of Walking in September offers walks around the Mawddach Estuary and Southern Snowdonia giving you the chance to explore the area with guides. Further down the coast from Barmouth is the seaside resort of Tywyn which offers many attractions including a large sandy beach and a narrow-gauge Talyllyn Railway which travels deep into the hills.

If activities are more your thing you can choose from dinghy sailing, yacht cruising, power boating, windsurfing and kayaking, all of which are offered across the Bay. You can also take a number of boat trips out on to the bay to spot dolphins, weather permitting!

For the walkers amongst you the spectacular coastal walks along the Ceredigion Coastal Path offer glimpses of dolphins, seals, porpoise and marine birds. Ramble through the lush green river valleys of the Teifi, Aeron, Ystwyth and Rheidol; to the heathered uplands and forests of the Cambrian Mountains where red kites and buzzards can be spotted. Fishing is also popular in the area and the county is famed for sea trout fishing on its well-known rivers, including the Teifi, Aeron, Rheidol and Ystwyth and is also popular amongst devotees of salmon and wild brown trout.