Cardigan Bay’s rich and varied coastline is dotted with villages and harbour towns all with a rich seafaring history, and boasts a variety of beautiful beaches ranging from secluded sandy coves to more traditional seaside resorts. The bay is an important area for wildlife; spectacular coastal walks offer glimpses of dolphin and seal species and rare flora and fauna of both seaside and mountain. Outdoor activities include sailing, canoeing, walking, bird watching, golfing, swimming and even dry slope skiing.
The nearby university town of Aberystwyth, a lively centre of Welsh language and culture, offers many diversions and entertainment from cinema to theatre, museums, galleries, restaurants, ten-pin bowling and both a funicular and narrow gauge railway.
Four miles south of Llanon is the beautiful, historic seaside town of Aberaeron with its pretty harbour, farmers’ markets, local cheese-makers, vineyard, seafood caught locally, and famous honey ice cream.
Many other entertainments offer great family days out, from the nearby Fantasy Farm Park to King Arthur’s Labyrinth, Celtica, and the famous Centre for Alternative Technology, Ceredigion, all near Machynlleth, just north of Aberystwyth. There are frequent events commemorating Dylan Thomas, which including trails to many of his favourite haunts, including Llanon.
For those more adventurous, the National Parks of Pembrokeshire and Snowdonia are within reach for day excursions, as well as the beautiful Elan Valley inland.