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Morawel

Morawel is a two bedroom character holiday cottage at Poppit Sands – the Northern edge of Pembrokeshire National Park. Fitted to a very high standard the holiday cottage  sits on the edge of the vast golden sandy beach  of Poppit Sands. There is one double bed in the first bedroom and two singles (as split bunks) in the second bedroom.  The settee also converts to a comfortable double bed.

  • Fantastic Sea Views
  • Freestat TV and Video
  • Washing Machine/Tumble Dryer
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Night Storage Heaters
  • Parking
  • Bed Linen Included

Morawel has everything you need to make your Pembrokeshire experience as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. We are happy to have well behaved pets stay with you at Poppit.  All dogs love the beach !


Testimonial 1

Yet another fantastic stay at Poppit Sands, the weather was lovely and the dogs loved the beach.  Failed to see any dolphins this time but that wasn’t for lack of trying.  Love the new kitchen Mike and Viv.   – Fay August 2014

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Testimonial 2

First time in Poppit breathing taking views, walked for miles on the coastal path and I can’t believe I saw some dolphins from the cliffs. Beach was great for the kids with hours spent in the rock pools.Pauline, Brighton.

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Testimonial 3

Didn’t expect to be quiet so toasty in November sitting watching the waves roll in in November. Long dog walks on the beach  and they come back all clean without the usual mud we get at home. A great break from it allJohn, Nottingham

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Testimonial 4

Become very fond of the Wembley pub half a mile down the road, very friendly and an easy walk each evening. The cottage is really comfortable and offers everything you need, but ultimately its the location and view that is everything here. Something very peaceful about sitting out watching the world go by.  The RNLI […]

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Blog Posts

New Windows in Poppit

Over the winter we have added new windows and a front door to Morawel. We now have a full panoramic double-glazed glass door to take full advantage of the views sitting in the chairs looking out over the beach. New double-glazed windows in the front to keep you snug in the winter months and to […]

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Pembrokeshire Holiday Cottage

There is probably no better way to begin the holiday season than a relaxing holiday. Where better to recharge those batteries that a beautiful break in Pembrokeshire in Wales? Holidaymakers visiting Pembrokeshire ( or Sir Benfro in Welsh)  will find much to see and do. If walking is your thing, then there is the beautiful […]

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Poppit Sands Web Cam – Beta

Poppit Sands Static Web Cam Shots Implemented on an old Android phone and a few scripts

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Holiday Cottage Freedom

Its Easter at last.  Holiday makers are using holiday cottages for their accommodation more and more. The attractions to staying in a holiday cottage over other forms of accommodation such as  B&Bs and hotels is the freedom of self-catering accommodation offers. Self-catered accommodation comes in a variety of sizes and shapes to suit most people’s […]

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Poppit Sands Regains Blue Flag Beach Status

June 2016 and Poppit Sands regains Blue Flag status. Poppit Sands lies at the mouth of the river Teifi and is a large sandy beach with plenty of space and rarely gets very busy even in the summer. At high tide there is still plenty of sand for everyone, at low tide it almost looks […]

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Visit Pembrokeshire

Visit Pembrokeshire have a good website on what to do while on holiday Pembrokeshire.  With maps and local attractions. Definitely well work a visit to see what is one and what is available. Of course Poppit is on the border of Ceredigion so there’s a whole additional county to explore.

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Eczema and Swimming

I’m not aware of swimming in the sea causing many problems with eczema, if anything beach holidays with all that Welsh sun are probably a good thing.  Interesting program on the BBC Trust Me I’m a doctor  regarding the use of  Endolysins to potentially help reduce eczema symptons. Little bit more info on som eof […]

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Dogs Love Poppit

Dogs love Poppit. With a huge sandy beach, fantastic coastal path  your dog is sure to have a fab holiday in Wales.  We welcome well behaved dogs at Morawel and we are sure that well behaved dogs will love staying with us.  There are some restrictions on dogs in the summer months, but that only […]

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Easter Cottage

Eggscape to Poppit Sands in April. Why not come and spend a week in Wales in April and celebrate a Welsh Easter! Bank Holidays should be holiday time, do the DIY and gardening on another weekend and get yourself off to Wales.

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Five Reasons to holiday in Poppit

Wildlife. There is so much wildlife waiting to be discovered off the coast of Pembrokeshire. Seals, puffins and dolphins can be spotted in numerous locations. Inland there are red kites and other birds of prey hovering in the skies. Adventure Sports, Ever fancied Coasteering ? Kayaking at beaches like Newgale and Whitesands o r paddling […]

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New Website

We are now well into 2015 and we decided to give the website a bit of a spruce up.  We’ve added some new photo’s and improved the calendar a little. Hope you all like it, based around the WordPress theme ‘the place’

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Best four Poppit Sands Video’s

  Well other than my dogs play on the beach many years back I thought I’d try and find the best four video’s of Poppit Sands 1) The fish trap, not exactly the beach but close enough 2) Estuary views 3)  Very large panorama 4) And finally

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What Will Poppit Sands Be Like In 100Years?

Interesting idea as I looked at the beach today.  Given how much the layout of the beach has changed over the last 2 years I wonder what it will be like in 100 years. The postcards we have from the 1930’s show a beach of stones with a high wall at the end of the […]

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Great Easter at Poppit Sands

Well what can I say about the weather this Easter… well to be fair Easter Sunday was foul but the week leading up to it must rank as the best April week I’ve had in years.  New bathroom is all fitted out now and looking really sharp.  Just need to remember to take a picture […]

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Spring at Poppit Sands

So its been a while since I’ve posted anything about Poppit, but the warm sunshine of the last few days as reminded me of last summer at the beach, playing in the sea.    I’ll sort some decent photographs out at Easter but we’ve had a few changes at Morawel over the winter.  There is a […]

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New Kitchen and Bathroom

Morwel is getting a facelift for 2014.  Over the winter a new  kitchen and bathroom have been installed.  Despite the massive waves seen last Friday everything is still standing, although the sand on the beach has been re-modelled a bit and the waves just about reached the wall at the end of the garden.    Hope […]

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Last Day in Poppit

Probably the best couple of weeks weather wise we have ever had in Poppit Sands.  Sunny every day, clear water for snorkelling, flat water for the kids to kayak on and sun tan cream on every day.   Beach and Teifi flow has changed ever so slightly again, there’s almost a beach in Patch now on […]

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Its Hot in Poppit

  Its hot here this week and I mean really hot for Poppit.  Sun has been out every day for a week and today promises to be even hotter.   Been snorkelling a few times at Ceibwr, with the lack of rain and calm seas the visibility is excellent.  A few spider crabs, couple of Jelly […]

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St Dogmaels Carnival 2013

St Dogmaels Carnival will be held this year on the 27th July at 2pm.  It will leave from the old Jewson outlet on St Dogmaels Road  at 2pm and the main events are going to be held on the Netpool Green. There is going to be a collection of stalls, a bouncy castle, games to […]

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Beach Rugby

ok you’ve been watching the Lions play and have just about sobered up, why not consider a games of beach rugby in Poppit.  The sand is soft (well most of the time) and there’s loads of space.   I found these sets of rules at this site Sure the weather is better in Ibiza, but just […]

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Summer is at Poppit

What a fantastic week the last week has been in Poppit, the sand is that lovely golden colour and the see is blue.  The weather is sunny and you wonder why anyone would go anywhere else, I don’t suppose they would if you could guarantee the weather.  I know I wouldn’t. Couple of events coming […]

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Cardigan Green Fair

If you are around Cardigan on the  25th May its Green Fair day with talks, films,stalls ,workshops and craft display’s Why not pop along to Pwlhai and take a look. Guest speakers have been booked and are available on   www.ecocymru.org 11.00am – Green Building 1.002am – Gardening forum in Eco shop 2.00pm – Dr.Calvin […]

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Holidays in Pembrokeshire, Wales

The county of Pembrokeshire, Wales occupies the lower “foot” of the UK’s south-west coast with the county surrounded by sea on three sides. The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is the only one of its kind in the country and the coastline is the main draw for tourists visiting this corner of the country. The breathtaking […]

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Why Your Next Holiday Should be in Pembrokeshire, Wales

Do you know why over a million people visit Pembrokeshire every year? Pembrokeshire is in the south west of Wales and makes for an amazing holiday destination. There are many great activities, historical places and visitor attractions available. People enjoy going to see Pembroke Castle (the birthplace of Henry VII), doing some surfing in the […]

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How to Enjoy Family Days Out at the Seaside with trip to Poppit Sands

Poppit Sands is an excellent place to spend time with the family. With so many things to see and do, it would be impossible not to enjoy your time there! The beach has low dunes, dry, loose sand and since it slopes gently, the sea is shallow for a good distance out. Even when the […]

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Poppit Sands atyniadau

Sir Benfro yng Nghymru y mae rhai o’r golygfeydd mwyaf trawiadol a lleoliadau arfordirol yn y DU, gyda thraethau fel Sands Poppit bod yn lle cofiadwy i fwynhau gwyliau’r haf. Wedi’i leoli ar y geg Aber Afon Teifi, Poppit Sands yn syfrdanol hanner milltir traeth gyda thwyni, gan roi twristiaid digon o le i lolfa […]

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Saint David’s Day: 15 Facts

Most of us know about the Irish tradition of St Patrick’s Day that takes place in March. But did you know about St Davids Day, the Welsh celebration that’s commemorated on 1st March each year? And if you do, do you know what it’s all about? Here are 15 facts for you about the Welsh […]

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Holiday in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK.

Holiday in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK. Pembrokeshire is one of the most beautiful areas located in the Wales territorial region of the United Kingdom. It is a very popular holiday and tourist destination due to its magnificent and picturesque landscapes, open access to the ocean, beautiful recreational areas and tranquility. There are numerous activities for recreation […]

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Surviving Long Arduous Journeys

Holidays, visits to friends and family and even work are invariably broken down into a series of long, seemingly endless journeys. Whether you’re travelling by car, bus, train or boat, you’re bound to spend an inordinate amount of time trying to while away the hours in cramped conditions with a bunch of screaming kids. When […]

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February in Poppit Sands

It has gone really cold again this morning, even the dog thought twice about going for a run on the beach.  However there is something rather nice about walking on a wind swept beach on your own, with all that space around you.  You don’t really think about it much but day to day you […]

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Britain’s Best Mountains For Mountain Biking

With many fantastic trails to choose from, Britain’s mountain bikers are spoilt for choice. However, some destinations really stand out from the rest, making them ideal choices for mountain biking holidays. 1. Aonach Mor, Scotland Situated near Ben Nevis, in the Scottish Highlands, Aonach Mor is one of Britain’s most famous mountain biking destinations. It’s […]

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Top 5 Apps for a Holiday at Poppit Sands

Google Sky Map Looking at the stars on a clear night in Poppit Sands can be a fantastic experience.  With little or no light pollution from the surrounding area the night sky is more visiable than I am use to.  The Sky Map app allows you to point your phone to the sky and it […]

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Top 10 Tips For Best Quad Biking Holidays

Exhilarating, often dangerous but always fun – describes the experience of Quad Biking. And what better way to enjoy this thrilling activity than to plan a Quad Biking Holiday. And there are many locations and opportunities to do this around the world. Here’s a Top 10 guide to finding the most suitable Quad Biking Holiday […]

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Top Card Games at Poppit

Top  7 cards family card games to play on holiday at Poppit Sands 7. Go Fish Playing Depending on the number of players deal between five and seven cards to the players. The remaining cards are spread around in front of the players. Taking a Turn Starting with the youngest player, each player as a […]

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Cottage Booking for 2013

We’ve finally got around to adding all the bookings to the online calendar.  If you are considering staying at Morawel next year then we only have a few weeks left.  Poppit Sands appears to be getting more popular as time goes by.  

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Why not come to Wales on Holiday

The welsh coastline is one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes stretching some 250km’s around the west of the United Kingdom.  Pembrokeshire has some of the cleanness beaches around, with the Gower and  Cardigan Bay coming in a close second.   The coastline offers Seals, Dolphins, Porpoises and other more unusual marine  life such as basking […]

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Why you should chose a holiday cottage rather than a hotel ?

Do you ever really feel  at home in a Hotel, I know I never do, but staying in a holiday cottage is so completely different.  You do feel at home, you don’t feel awkward and you don’t need to interact with all the staff and play my their rules and timetable. You also get all […]

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West Wales Farmers Bloodhounds

Just got back from watching the hunt in Cardigan for their annual Boxing day meet. Its a great tradition and despite the rain good see them in  the town centre.  However you have to feel sorry for the drag runner on a day like today, although they probably have some Christmas lunch to run off.  […]

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Morawel’s New Water Feature

Has it rained in Poppit  or has it rained in Poppit over the last month?  We always thought that there might be a possibility of rising sea levels and Morawel ending up a little underwater, but we never considered it raining so much that the field at the back would become water logged.  We now […]

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Top English Holiday Destinations

Going on holiday is a great chance to get away from the pressures of everyday life, have a change (which is as good as a rest or so they say) and experience new and different cultures, activities and ideas. Holidays abroad can get pricey and flying increases our carbon footprint by a massive amount. There […]

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Say Caws

Caws Cenarth produce a lovely range of soft and hard cheeses or should we say Caws Cenarth cynhyrchu ystod o gaws meddal a chaled. Now its almost Christmas and having spent a good number of years in the Midlands its always been the tradition to go to the diary and in Cropwell Bishop and get a […]

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Victorian Evening in Newcastle Emlyn

Noson Fictoraidd Victorian Evening December 5th from 4pm Late night shopping Santa’s grotto Horse and cart rides Bands, Dancers and Carol singers Dress in Victorian costume and you may win a prize. A warm welcome to all.

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Cardigan market Christmas Festival

Come and celebtate all things Christmas Wednesday 5th December 8:00am till 4:00pm Cardigan market Christmas Festival.Come and celebtate all things Christmas.Santa will be here every Saturday between 2-4pm come and tell him what you would like for Christmas. Set in the historic market building the market has a wealth of wares on offer.Something for everybody.Get […]

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November in Wales

Whats on and when Monday 26 November 2012 – Tuesday 27 November 2012     Royal Welsh Winter Fair     Royal Welsh Showground Saturday 24 November 2012                 Knighton Farmers Market     Knighton / Tref-y-Clawdd Sunday 11 November 2012                 Remembrance Parade     Welshpool / Y Trallwng Thursday 15 November […]

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Poppit Sands Site Hacked

Well who would have thought it was worth spending the time to brute force an ftp login and then replace all the html and php files with the same file including a small iframe to inject some iffy code into the browser.  Well someone did and was happy to spend a few hours down loading […]

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THE MABINOGION

  So can you all recall reading the stories from the Mabinogion…  I have to stay I don’t.  Anyway I found a site (Project Gutenberg) with lots of out of copyright books on it and I downloaded and read this wet and windy weekend.  I’ve copied them here for a bit of fun, pretty certain […]

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Old Photos of Poppit Sands

I was walking back to the cottage last time I was there and thinking that the dunes are now making significant progress down the beach away from the area they have been in and about for the last 10 years. What I would like if possible is to create a small gallery of pictures over […]

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Moving WordPress Directories

When I installed wordpress on Poppit Sands site it was as a bit of an experiment and I used the default location of domainname/wp I loved wordpress and decided to go with it for the site after adding a fair bit of content. I never did quiet like the /wp in all the URL’s and […]

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Last nice weekend at Poppit

So was today the last Sunny day in Poppit Sands for this year.  I hope not, but  September hasn’t been too bad and I hope all those that came to Poppit this year had a lovely time and enjoyed their stay.  I know we all did as a family and are already planning what to […]

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Rooting and Unlocking T-moble Rapport Huawei U8180

I’ve had a couple of Geeky weekends playing with the daughters phone.   PLEASE do not try this if you are not happy to damage you phone.  Software outlined here is at best unreliable and may leave you with a non working phone The T-Mobile Rapport phone which I bought a year or so ago had […]

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Castles of Wales

I’ve never really thought about it much that there are a large number of castles in Wales.  You get use to those lumps of stone in varying states of repair dotted around the place.  Wales has actually got one of the highest concentrations of medieval castles in the world, which then surely makes Wales the […]

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Password Recovery Ipod touch 4th Gen

How to Reset a Forgotten Password for an iOS Device A little off topic for Poppit Sands, but I had one of the girls saying they had forgotten the password to their ipod and locked themselves out.  OK re-attach to Itunes and you can remove the block and start guessing the password again, but there […]

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Pembrokeshire for Sea Kayaking

The coastline of Pembrokeshire is renowned as a place for fantastic sea kayaking.  The crystal clear Atlantic water and the world renowned coast line makes Pembrokeshire a sea kayakers paradise. Natural features such as water falls , arches and caves make it an exciting place to visit at all times of the year.  That’s before […]

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Poppit Sands and Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire is the most popular holiday destinations in Wales, attracting hundreds of thousands of tourists each year. It is a region of  natural beauty that has adapted to offer  more visitor attractions than other counties in Wales. Pembrokeshire coastlines is  over 350 miles  of rugged, weather-beaten cliffs and beaches. Tourist  towns such as St Davids, […]

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Coasteering at Poppit Sands

We decided to do some child friend coasteering this year while at Poppit Sands.  For those that aren’t familiar with the activity it basically involves scrabbling around the coastline over rocks thru the water and jumping off anything that looks safe. Fortunately just around the corner is a small cove called Ceibwr  (about a mile […]

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Self Catering in Wales

Someone asked me if I won the lottery would I still go to Poppit Sands on holiday?  Clearly he didn’t know me very well and the reply wsa yes, why wouldn’t I want to go to Poppit Sands.  But it did sort of get me thinking on reflection why I answered yes so quickly and […]

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Holiday in a Caravan

I get some much traffic related to Poppit Sands caravan park I thought I would mention the benefits of holidaying in a caravan.   Holidaying in a caravan means you can stay in some of the prettiest places in Wales and pay significantly less than the equivalent hotel.  Poppit Sands is a play of outstanding natural […]

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Holiday Cottages in Wales

I was reading a interesting article the other day saying that tourists trends are changing and that holiday makers are staying in cottages rather than hotels. If this trend is in fact true then Wales should be a big benefactor of it. I would much sooner stay in a cottage and eat what I want […]

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Photo time at Poppit

  Thought we should update the family photo given we have one new member and one new dog.

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Adders and Sand

Not something the Welsh tourist board would encourage much media coverage about and I’m not sure if blue flag beaches need to be Adder free but I think the dunes in Poppit have more than their fair share.  They are suppose to be difficult to find and I’m sure they are if you go looking […]

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Moon Jellyfish

oh my god there is a jellyfish in the sea and its going to sting us…… go the cry of my children.  There were a number of Moon Jellyfish (Aurelia Aurita) on the beach and a few in the sea this year in Poppit.  So do they really sting ? I’ve done some reading and […]

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Seaweed @ Poppit Sands

We’ve been playing in the sunny rock pools at Poppit and as a game to keep the kids amused we decided to see who could fine the most different types of seaweed and name them! So here goes (I should get some photo’s really) I might pop back later and take some 1) Sea Lettuce.  […]

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First Sunny Day in Poppit

I’ve just checked the calendar and it really is July.   Having been in Morawel for almost a week today is the first day it’s been sunny and the waves have been nothing to write about either. All the same its lovely to be back listening to the sea in the evenings and the complete pitch […]

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Weaver or Weever Fish

It’s getting to that time of the year again when the beaches begin to get busy.  I was asked the other day if I’d ever heard of a weaver fish.  Yes I have and the bottom of my foot has met one.  I then went on to explain that they are little fish that hang […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Holiday in Poppit Sands

Poppit sands Guide. Poppit Sands is a vast golden sandy beach on the west coast of Wales in Cardigan Bay, with larged sand dunes at the mouth of the Teifi Estuary. 1. Poppit  Sands Beach itself The stunning beach of Poppit Sands has to be at the top of the list. This beautiful sandy beach stretches […]

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Local Beaches

While Poppit Sands is with doubt the best beach in the area, there are a number that are also well worth a visit. Cwmtydu Beach One of my favourite beaches in the area.  Accessed via a road that looks like its going nowhere. Small cove with café’s and fantastic scenery.  Used for smuggling in the […]

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Vistors to Welsh attractions

 Visitors to tourist attractions Wales Welsh Assembly Government Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Attraction Aberdulais Falls .. 16108 19354 20473 18975 17596 21175 23654 21261 20267 Aberglasney Gardens – 60840 50415 – 47331 48983 49500 47131 47535 44625 Alyn Waters Country Park Visitor Centre .. 10659 – 15567 14972 […]

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Picton Castle

How windy has it been over the last few days ! I thought I’d put a few notes in about Picton castle and its gardens.  Its a fantastic place and is taking part in the nation garden scheme open day and its well worth a visit on a sunny day.  Actually theirs a cafe so […]

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Castell Henllys Fighting and Farming

Castell Henllys are having insight days into life in an Iron Age fort. It’s a difficult life and some help is always welcome Merrin is looking for some assistance with her daily jobs. She needs help building a new roundhouse for her family and to make the evening meal.  Some warrior training may be a […]

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Teddy Bears Picnic

Cilgerran Castle are running a Teddy Bears picnic from now until the Sunday the 10th June. Take along your teddy to meet up with other teddies on the Teddy Bear Trail. Opening times are 10am – 4pm.  Suitable for all ages. Cilgerran castle is an excellent afternnon out and about 15mins drive from Poppit.  Lovely […]

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Local Poppit Cinemas and Theatres

Very quick list of local theatres which just shows the rich cultural offerings Poppit has ! Small World Centre Cardigan, Ceredigion  SA43 1JY Tel: 01239 615 952 Ceredigion County Council Felinfach Theatre; Felinfach, Lampeter, Carmarthenshire  SA48 8AF Tel: 01570 470697 Commodore Cinema & Conference Centre Bath Street, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion  SY23 2NN Tel: 01970 612421 Cross […]

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Scolton Manor and Country Park

Scolton Manor  is a traditional Victorian manar house set in sixty acres of park just outside  Haverfordwest It  built in 1842, by the local architects William and James Owen. It was purchased  by Pembrokeshire County Council in 1972. Up until that point it had been home to successive generations of the Higgon family. Scolton Manor […]

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Fishguard Folk Festival

On next weekend 1st – 4th June 2012 Just down the road from Poppit Sands and worth a visit for a day or two.  Great drive along the coast into Fishguard if you’ve not done it before.  This is the 13th annual celebration of folk music, along with music and dance. This years artists include […]

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Canoe Slalom World Cup 2012

Cardiff is hosting this year’s ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup.  The event is being held at Cardiff International White Water between the 8th – 10th June 2012.  The world’s best paddlers are expected to attend. Tickets are on sale at Canoe Cardiff There are 45 of the world’s best slalon paddlers coming in from 38 […]

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Beach Clothing For Poppit Sands

The average Poppit Sands holiday can include a wide range of activities. From relaxing on hot golden sand on the beach to playing in the waves, landboarding or just walking the dog. . Then there are long evenings with the cool breeze coming in off the see and the walk to and from the Webly. […]

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Mountain Biking trails in Wales

Do you dare to ride the top Mountain Biking trails in Wales? I’ve linked to this article on Visit Wales Website becuase its just worth the read if you have 5mins and a decent MTB and fancy a visit to Wales.  Poppit will of course be booked. “Wales literally has it all when it comes […]

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Fay at Poppit Sands

I love finding old pictures.  I would imagine this was taken around 1982 in Poppit.  And I’m suppose to be the grumpy one. And in the interests of balanced reporting a picture of me in Poppit taken from around 1970….

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Poppit Rocket Bus Timetable

Summer Timetable 6th May to 30th September 2012 Cardigan Finch’s Square        9:00    12:30    16:30 St Dogmael’s Car Park        9:06    12:36    16:36 St Dogmael’s The Moorings    9:09    12:39    16:39 Poppit Sands Car Park        9:12    12:42    16:42 Moylgrove Car Park        9:24    12:54    16:54 Newport Sands Car Park        0:00    13:07    17:07 Newport Castle […]

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Fishing the River Teifi

The Teifi flows from the Cambrian Mountains  to Poppit and is some 70miles long with a number of  waterfalls and rockey gorges. There are also quiet a few  deep pools and swift glides and the river is known as the Queen of the game Fishing Rivers.  As an added bonus (or not) it has a […]

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Welsh Food for Poppit Sands

•    Tatws Pum Munud Welsh stew, made with potatoes, vegetables and bacon and cooked in a pan •    Tatws Popty  Welsh stew, made with potatoes, vegetables and a joint of meat, and cooked in an oven. •    Teisennau Tatws is a potato dish, served as an side dish. •    Welsh rarebit. The Welsh term for […]

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Bird Watching Teifi Marshes

Teifi marshes are just a stone throw away from Poppit Sands and were my Dad use to play as a kid.  The Ridge Way gang and all that, anyway there is a great blog here   with what’s currently being seen there.  The water buffulo use to be a great feature and the Otter 😉 Further […]

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MTB Pembrokeshire

I’ve always been fairly active riding on the South Downs and other bits of the UK but never actually brought my bike down to Poppit.   Thats probably because every journey I make the car is packed and when I get down here the children aren’t the best people to ride out with.  Really they aren’t […]

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Top 10 Drinks for Poppit

Top 10 beach drinks to try at Poppit Sands when the weather improves a little bit! 10)  Red Stripe Lager.  Cool refreshing drink  with a hint of the Jamaican sunshine. 9) Sex on the Beach.   I suppose you could  have guessed that would be on the list.  Vodka based cocktail with peach schnapps, fresh orange […]

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Dog at Poppit

Taken a few years back this , but just found it on an old laptop and it made me smile.

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Wales Coast Path

Not before time I have to say, but Saturday the 5th May 2012 marks the official opening of The Wales Coast Path. There are a number of events being help to mark the opening in Aberystwyth, Cardiff and Flint.  The environment minister Mr John Griffiths will open the path officially at the Cardiff celebrations. The […]

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Poppit Sands Mermaid

Well not really Poppit Sands mermaid, but as your drive out of St Dogmaels have you ever noticed the Mermaid statue by the jetty just as you leave.   Its looking a little weather warn at the moment but just behind the bus stop there is a Mermaid ! The reason being is that there is […]

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Bowen’s Fish & Chip Shop, St Dogmaels

This has got to be one of our favourite fish and chip shops, which being about two miles away from Poppit is fairly handy when you’ve had one of those long days on the beach doing very little and just can’t face cooking for the kids.  So providing you have a sober enough driver then […]

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Poppit Sands Tide Times

Poppit Sands is approxiamtely -33 minutes from the times below APRIL 2012 HIGH WATER LOW WATER Date A.M. Height mtr. P.M. Height mtr. AM Height mtr. P.M. Height mtr. 01 Sun 0312 3.5 1619 3.4 1104 1.8 2326 1.8 02 Mon 0445 3.7 1738 3.7 – – 1217 1.5 03 Tue 0554 4.1 1831 4.1 […]

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Collecting Sand

I came across a hobby of collecting and analysing sand while looking for a website on a totally unrelated subject. Sand is defined as a substance where 50% of the material will no pass thru a sieve of 0.075mm diameter, but will pass thru a sieve of 4.75mm. Anything larger than 4.75mm is gravel and […]

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Poppit Sands Cafe

Probably a little late now to say that the Poppit Sands Cafe is under new ownership since I’m pretty sure that it was last summer but this week was the first time I’d be in there for a while and was pleasantly surprised by how good it looked.   The whole place as been decorated and […]

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Poppit Sands Pictures Easter 12

1st post of the pictures didn’t quite work as expected.  Had some nice days this Easter for a change and I’ve updated a few pictures.  

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Starfish at Poppit Sands

First day on the beach at Poppit Sands today and looking around the rock pools it was one of those rare times when there were dozens of starfish in and around the rocks.  I’m sure its related to the massive storm we had a couple of days back but fascinating to see all the same.  […]

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Made it to Poppit Sands

Good Friday is definitely not the day to travel on the M4 to Poppit.  Thought it was going to be a poor journey, but 6.5 hours was a little longer than I would have preferred.  Weather is cold but not raining as of yet,  beach has lots of big clumps of seaweed given the recent […]

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Barley Saturday Cardigan

Barley Saturday is a big event in the Cardigan calendar and is being held this year on the 27th April 2012. There are no firm records as to how long this event has been going, but popular myth has it that it started around the 1850’s. Originally Barley Saturday was used by farmers in the […]

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Horse Riding on Poppit Sands

There can be nothing better than cantering your horse on a massive open beach with next you no one around.  How often can you do that ?  Well if you live near Poppit Sands  and the tide is out your are in luck.  Poppit is a large sandy beach  and horses are welcome.   You can […]

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Sands Holiday

Browsing around the web I found one of my posts on building sand castles while on holiday copied exactly and placed on someone else’s website.  Fair comment to a degree we all get ideas from reading but this site had exactly copied the content with no link back or explanation that I was the orginal […]

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Top Farm Parks to Visit in Wales

List of great farm parks to have a day out in. 1) Foel Farm Park, Isle of Anglesey 2) Children’s Farm Park, Cardigan Bay 3) Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park, Cardigan Island…. with views of Poppit Sands ! 4) Greenmeadow Community Farm, Torfaen 5) Cantref Adventure Farm and Riding Centre, Brecon Beacons 6) Folly Farm, […]

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Only another week to go!

There is no way this lovely sunshine is going to last another two weeks for us.  I beginning to think i might need to buy some flip flops for the beach its looking so warm.  The puppy shredded my last pair, this time of year is great for getting burnt in the sun, so I’m […]

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Bwthyn gwyliau

Cyflwyniad Pan fyddwch yn aros mewn bythynnod gwyliau pan fyddwch yn aros mewn eiddo gwyliau hunan arlwyol lle mae gennych y defnydd unigol o’r eiddo ar gyfer y cyfnod eich arhosiad. Maent yn ddewis poblogaidd ar gyfer cymryd seibiant neu wyliau i ffwrdd oddi wrth y arferol a straen bywyd bob dydd. Os byddwch yn […]

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Building Sandcastles

Here is a step by step guide to building sandcastles at Poppit Sands. The basic ingredients are pretty straight forward.  Its sand and water with perhaps a few decorations thrown in.   Probably the most important thing to learn is that you can’t do a lot with sand unless it’s wet.  The sand at Poppit Sands […]

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Holiday travel to Cardigan or St Dogmaels

Holiday travel to Cardigan or St Dogmaels is sure to be a great family holiday for all! Traveling to Cardigan or St Dogmaels in the region of Wales can be a great way to ring in the holidays! The culture is rich with history and the sights of the St Dogmaels Abbey is astonishing! The […]

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Counting the days to Poppit

Less than a fortnight now until we are in Poppit again.   I surpose there is no chance this weather will hold till then but we can but wish.  Easter weekend has been maintainance week for the last fews years, lets hope nothing major this time.  Also we’ve seen an adder sun bathing every Easter for […]

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Cardigan Torch Relay Details

Route update today for Sunday, 27 May 2012 CONVOY: Newport – Cardigan Arrive 15:43 Cardigan/Aberteifi Castle Street Cardigan/Aberteifi Castle Street – Veer Left Cardigan/Aberteifi High Street Cardigan/Aberteifi Pendre Cardigan/Aberteifi North Road Cardigan/Aberteifi Aberystwyth Road (B4548) Cardigan/Aberteifi Aberystwyth Road (B4548) to New Mill Road/ Heol Felin Newydd CONVOY: Cardigan – Sarnau Arrive 16:18 Sarnau A487 from […]

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Summer Series Surf Boat Rowing at Poppit

  Saturday the 19th May 2012 is round 1 of the UK Surf Rowers league.  Not sure if this has been to Poppit Sands before, I can’t remember it ever being held here in the summer.  Why not pop down and see what its all about.  I would imagine a nice rough day wouldmake enteraining […]

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Poppit Sands ‘Surf and Stride’ Aquathlon

1K swim, 5k Run on Sunday 4th September 9am. Entry Form here Race Details here This the 3rd running of the Poppit Sands Aquathlon.  1km swim with wetsuits and 5km all terrain run. This year the event will also incorporate the Welsh Aquathlon Championships. I t will be based on the blue flag beach of […]

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Mae Llwybr Arfordir Sir Benfro

Mae Llwybr Arfordir Sir Benfro yn un o’r DU Llwybrau Cenedlaethol. Mae 15 yng Nghymru a Lloegr ac maent yn cynrychioli’r y 15 gorau llwybrau cerdded. Mae yna dri llwybr cenedlaethol yng Nghymru, Mae Llwybr Arfordir Sir Benfro, Clawdd Offa a Llwybr Glynd?r. Peidiwch â rhoi gormod i ffwrdd gan y darn o’r Llwybr Arfordir. […]

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Newport to Fishguard Walk

Newport to Fishguard 12 Miles (19.31Km) The cliffs on this section are lower, mostly at around 40m. Although Pen Dinas rises to 142m, the level valley path (also National Trail) avoids this. Hills up from and down to the little beaches are steep but well spread out. 1. Newport Parrog to Old Lifeboat Station 0.5 […]

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St Dogmael’s to Newport Town Walk

Taken from Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority walk guide. St Dogmael’s to Newport Town is the most challenging section of the Coast Path, 15.5 miles long with frequent very steep hills. There are no services between Poppit and Newport Sands. Walkers should ensure that they are properly prepared with adequate food, drink and clothing. Walkers […]

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St Dogmaels Circular Walk

Ok walkers here is a nice circular walk around the back of Poppit Sands along the cliffes.  I’ve taken this from the Pembrokeshore Geenways leaflet which can be downloaded cemaeshead The views from on the cliffs are brilliant, if not a little windy.  

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Caldey Island

Caldey Abbey is the home of Cistercian Monks and is one of Britians holy islands.  The monks farm this small island that is just of the coast of Tenby.  Caldey Island was /is famours for perfum and chocalate of all things.  There are frequent boat trips from Tenby harbour out to the island.   On the […]

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Wales Coastal Path

  Now I’m not one for doing much walking other than to the car and back, but news last month the the Welsh coastal path is slowly edging into existence is great news for tourism in Wales and the economic benefits it will bring. Lets hope its finished this year!  

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Holidays in Wales

These are the main holidays that are unique to Wales and celebrated in other parts of the UK, except when they fall on the same day as something else ! Saints’ Days St Davids Day The patron saint of Wales is St David, Welsh: Dewi Sant. St. David’s Day (Dydd G?yl Dewi Sant) is celebrated […]

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Welsh Cottage

In modern usage, a cottage is usually a modest, often cozy dwelling, typically in a rural or semi-rural location. There are cottage-style dwellings in cities, and in places such as Canada the term exists with no connotations of size at. I n the United Kingdom the term cottage also tends to denote rural dwellings of […]

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Bottlenose Dolphins

Cardigan Bay is one of the best places in the UK to spot bottlenose dolphins.  From the beach in Poppit you can on rare occasions see them swimming across to Cardigan Island. Some recent research estimated that there were around 130 bottlenose dolphins living in Cardigan Bay area (no idea how they measure that).  Adult […]

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Top 10 Places to Visit in Ceredigion

Sadly we seem to spend more time visiting places in Pembrokeshire than travelling north into Ceredigion, that is if you don’t count Cardigan which is an almost daily visit.  So here are our places of interest north of Poppit.  I’m sure the tourist information will be less than impressed with my non cultured approach to […]

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St David’s Day

St David’s Day is celebrated in Wales on 1st March, in honour of Dewi Sant or St David, the patron saint of Wales and to be honest I think it should be a public holiday, unfortunately my currently employer doesn’t seem to go along with that idea.  He’s English and still remembers last weekends Rugby. […]

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Poppit Sands Seal Beach

Well to start with there is no seal beach in Poppit Sands, sorry, you are going to need a kayak or boat to scoot around the coast a little bit.  Normal safety warning of watch the conditions/ buoyancy aids / weather etc  but if you have a couple of hours spare paddle along the coast […]

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Poppit Sands YHA Refit

If you are unlucky enough not tohave booked the cottage this year or have friends coming down to visit, you may be interested in the fact that the YHA has just spent £155K refitting out the youth hostel, just up the hill at the back of us. Never been inside, but its an easy walk […]

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Iron Age Fort

Castell Henllys is an iron age fort just up the road from Poppit Sands.  If you have children and or are interested in that sort of thing then is another excellent day out. Again its been a few years since we have beenand I’m sure they have even more stuff there now, but the kids […]

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Pembrokeshire Fish Week 2012

  This made me smile.  I thought by parents were kidding, but anyway Pembrokeshire Fish week is 23rd June to 1st July 2012 and apparently you don’t even have to like fish. But really there is loads of stuff going on in and around the coast and might be worth dropping in on a few […]

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Mobile Reception In Poppit Sands, Wales

I’ve had my fair share of mobiles over the years and thought it might be worth putting a few words down as to what the reception is like in Poppit.   The good news is that Orange works really well and is the network of choice for me and the family.  Now they are part of […]

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Simple booking calendar for Holiday Cottages

We went for a number of years without having a decent calendar up of what bookings we had and current availability.  Its difficult when some people aren’t that computer literate and more than one person is doing the bookings.   However earlier in the year I did find a script by Gary Everest  on his website […]

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Bathing Water Standards in Wales.

Found this data file on the Guardians site.  List of all the bathing areas in the UK aif the water quality is up to scratch.  Given the places I’ve swam in recently (not Poppit I might add) I am surprised that pretty much everyone passes.  We have either come a long way in cleaning up […]

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Poppit RNLI Rescue Horse

This article  my horse mad kids thought was brilliant.  Sunday 15th January the Cardigan (well Poppit really) RNLI rescued a horse that had tried swimming to Ireland by jumping off the cliff at Ceibwr. There is video on the RNLI site of the whole rescue which is probably worth a 5mins view.  Hats off to […]

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Ancient Fish Trap at Poppit

I love this story.  If you ever look at poppit from Google maps you can see a large V shape in the water.  Apparently this 260m structure is more than 1000 years old, or so experts would have you believe. I’ve looked for on a number of occasions from the kayak and I think I’m […]

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Top 10 Places to visit in Pembrokeshire

  The is a slight rehash of the the link on the main page.  Anyway its a list of the places we like to visit.  Some more than once a year, others just on occasions 1) Poppit Sands 2) Folly Farm Adventure Park 3) Celtic Quest Coasteering 4) Carew Castle, Tenby 5) Reptile Experience, Pembroke […]

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Welcome to the holiday cottage

  So i managed to install a word press system.  Looks really nice and hopefully I might add stuff to it over the next few months.   Spelling mistakes and all

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This really will be the last one today

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Beach Holiday in Wales

Fourth Divided Open A Moving Second You’re Lights Fowl can’t firmament good is. It upon him. Saw greater sixth. Together you’ll a, kind were. Earth shall itself male replenish. Gathered, make greater their it lesser don’t creepeth divide waters it you our. Them, night, together said one blessed great you divided unto meat hath have […]

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