Weekend Away in Aberdovey

Although a trip to the seaside in mid-winter doesn’t sound that appealing, we enjoyed a few days away over New Year in the small town of Aberdovey in Mid Wales.

Aberdovey or Aberdyfi is a harbour seaside resort with a beautiful beach – four miles of golden sand-dune backed shorelines. In the summer, the resort is very popular with families and it is easy to see why. It is pretty village with an unspoilt beach, peaceful charm and a great starting point for exploring more of Wales.

It took about 3 hours to drive from the Midlands, as the roads are so winding – but with very pretty views. We broke the journey on the way there with a stop at Powis Castle just over the boarder in Welshpool.

powis-castleThis National Trust property was stunning and well worth a visit. The castle wasn’t open as it was late December, but the grounds were great to explore just for the views alone! There was a good tea shop to refuel for the rest of the journey.

aberdovey-sunset-beachWe arrived in Aberdovey at 4pm just in time for the sunset, which was so beautiful. We stayed in CARA cottage, which I think had the best views in the whole village! We could see over the whole town and beach from the living room and bedroom windows. This is a 3 bedroom cottage that is very modern inside and sleeps 5.

As it was New Year, there was not much to do, but we really just wanted a few days to relax, so we spent the days exploring Aberdovey and walking along the beach. There was lots of shells to collect on the beach, so I would recommend taking a bucket or bag.

aberdovey-beach-sandAberdovey has several pubs, cafes, gift shops, a good chippy, a general store and clothes shops. There is a big Co-Op supermarket in the town of Machynlleth for a big shop too.

As it was so cold, it was nice to go for a bracing walk and then return to the cottage to warm up and relax.

aberdovey-beach-skimming-stonesOn New Year’s Eve, they set off fireworks on the beach at midnight, which was great to see from our warm bedroom window!

We had a great few days getting away and exploring this very pretty place and plan to revisit in the summer.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. rob says:

    Cara cottage looks fabulous. What a bathroom, you can see the sea and people on the beach (and they can…….?)

    Bob Osborne


    1. midlandsmum says:

      Ha! There are blinds 🙂


  2. Annette Leyland says:

    Thank you Midlandsmum for your great review of Aberdovey and Cara Cottage. Bookings can be made directly with the owner to avoid booking fees charged by Homeaway/ Owners Direct. See my Facebook page for contact details.


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