Cardigan Bay


Cardigan Bay

Cardigan Bay ( _cy. Bae Ceredigion) is a large inlet of the Irish Sea, indenting the west coast of Wales between the Llŷn and Pembrokeshire peninsulas.

Cardigan Bay has white-sand beaches, soft turquoise sea and a unique marine life (such as dolphins), making it one of the finest stretches of coastline in Britain.

Much of the coast surrounding the bay is fertile farmland, dotted with towns and seaside resorts such as Fishguard, New Quay, Aberaeron, Aberystwyth, Aberdyfi, Barmouth, Porthmadog and Pwllheli on the Cambrian Coast. Major rivers flowing into the bay include the Afon Glaslyn, Teifi, Rheidol, Dyfi, Aeron, Dysynni and Mawddach.

Up until the early twentieth century it supported a strong maritime industry. Cardigan at the mouth of the Teifi was at one time a more important port than Cardiff.

The central and northern area of the Bay is the location of the legendary Cantre'r Gwaelod, the drowned "Lowland Hundred" or "Hundred under the Sea". The song "Bells of Aberdyfi" is based on the legend.

External links

* [http://www.visitcardigan.com/ General information]
* [http://www.cardiganshirecoastandcountry.com/ Ceredigion coast]


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