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Borth & Ynyslas

Tourist Information

Welcome to Borth and Ynyslas Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre

Tourist Information Centre 
Terrace Road 
SY23 2AG 
Tel: 01970 612125
Fax: 01970 612125
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Travel Information

Borth Railway Station is connected to the Cambrian Coast Line Trains run from Birmingham to Machynlleth then divide, half going Aberystwyth via Borth and half going Pwllheli, which is a train journey not to be missed, travelling close to the coastline, with lovely views of the mountains, estuarys, castles, and tiny train halts, the view is always changing, the ticket price is very reasonable for a Family Day Rover, you can get off the train where you like for a hour or two then get back on to continue your journey.
There's a bus service between Ynyslas via Borth to Aberystwyth Mid Wales Travel 512, where you can connect to other services going to, Birmingham National Express. More Routes Listed Here : Ceredigion Council Bus Route No & Timetables 

Useful Web-Sites: National Rail Enquiries : Travel Line Cymru :  The Train Line.com 

Borth and Ynyslas

The old fishing Village of Borth & Ynyslas claims to have one of Ceredigion's longest and most golden of beaches - stretching over two miles in length to Ynyslas, where the Dyfi National Nature Reserve manages an outstanding sand dune system.
At Ynyslas there is a boatyard on the Afon Leri just before it joins the estuary, it has recently been taken over, and the new owners have worked hard and made a lot of improvements, which have brought the boatyard back to life, now more boat owners are using the facilities, and Borth’s Rowing Club launch from there.  
There is a boat launching slipway, next to Borth lifeboat Station, a fee is payable when the slipway is manned. Check the weather, sea and tide conditions, and tell someone where you’re going, and at what time you are expected to return.
The weather can change very quickly, strong winds and tides can make it difficult to make progress, and you can be taken out to sea very quickly, be warned.
The Estuary at Ynyslas can be very dangerous, tidal flows can be very strong, in the narrow estuary mouth between Ynyslas and Aberdovey (Aberdyfi) especially when the wind is strong, also hidden sand-bars, it’s easy to get trapped on the sand- bars in a craft, when you don’t know where the deeper channels are, if the tides high. A few jet skiers have come to grief, in shallow water over sand bars.  


Borth and Ynyslas Ynyslas Dunes Walk represent the northern terminus of the Ceredigion Coast Path, from Borth, the Coast Path proceeds to Borth War Memorial (worth the walk for a magnificent view of Borth and the Dyfi Estuary) passed Wollog and Sarn Gynfelyn towards Clarach bay, on to Constitution hill, (where there's a lovely view of Aberystwyth) then down to Aberystwyth promenade, then you can proceed further south along the coastal path if you wish.
Borth is also the western terminus of one of Ceredigion's other linear paths climbing high into the Cambrian Mountains, linking to the Forestry Commission Wales Visitor and Red Kite Feeding Centre at  Bwlch Nant Yr Arian, Devil's Bridge, Cwm Ystwyth and the historic Hafod Picturesque Landscape and Pontrhydygroes, before proceeding to Pontrhydfendigaid with an option to visit the ruins of Strata Florida Abbey, once the Westminster of Wales.  Ceredigion Walks 

Car Parking

Parking is free in Borth, parking is allowed: Opposite Brynowen Holiday Park, on Borth Community Council car park with no time restrictions, you can park off road along the side of the sea wall, just after you enter Borth from Ynyslas, with no time restrictions, also there are parking spaces on the High Street, with no time parking restrictions.  
The Borth Community Hall car park is available to visitors, and has 42 free spaces, look for the Uppingham Playing Fields sign, then go down the drive in between The Limit Cafe and "Its a Gift" Shop to the car park and hall and childrens play ground.

Borth Wild Animal Kingdom

This is a small zoo. Despite its size it has a wide range of animals, good outdoor play areas for small and larger children and a small cafe. The children can also buy food to feed the animals. The paths are buggy friendly. The zoo's location is quite exposed and most of the exhibits are outside. Surprisingly therefore, this is a popular place when the weather is not so good. For more details see the Borth Wild Animal Kingdom (phone 01970 871224).


Borth's award-winning beach is of a particularly shallow gradient but many are deceived into thinking because of the steep shingle bank, which is visible at high tide, and this is what’s representative of the entire beach.
Nothing could be more incorrect, because of its shallow waters; Borth's beach is particularly popular with sailboard enthusiasts, canoeing, fishing, sailing, surfing, motor boating, and water skiing  
RNLI Lifeguards are in attendance during the summer holiday season, making a significant difference to the safety of users, look for the flags.
When the tide is low all of Borth and Ynyslas have excellent golden sandy beaches, when the tide is high, their is usually still some sand at Ynyslas in front of the dunes.
Because of the Coastal Defence Rock Multi-Purpose Reef, Breakwaters and Groynes on Borth Beach, extra care must be taken around these structures, parents must stop their children playing on the rocks, as this could lead to accidents.
Ynyslas is about two miles north of Borth along the coast road, through the Borth and Ynyslas Golf Club course, straight on to the estuary of the river Dyfi (Dovey). You can drive on to the sand there, but be aware of the soft sand and tides, a few people have been caught out, not realising the tide comes in, covers the sand and you can be totally surrounded by the sea on a high spring tide, not recommended when you're in a car or camper. Don't allow your children to dig tunnels in the sand, as these can collapse, and its possible to be suffocated, as has happened before.
Here you will find golden sand beaches what ever the tide. This is also an excellent beach to hunt for shells or kite Flying. Easter to September the public toilets are open, but at times you may have to pay to park.

Children’s Playground

There is a small enclosed playground next to the Borth Community Hall, (Signposted Uppingham) which has been recently renovated, and the car-park has been resurfaced and marked out. 

Shops and Eating

There is very limited shopping in Borth. You will find a Premier Shop by the Tourist Information Centre, and a large "Nisa Store" including Boulders Coffee Lounge opposite Borth Lifeboat Station.
There are cafes along the High Street amongst the Butchers, Ice-cream parlour, Wedding outfitters, Crafts, Picture framing, Picture Artist, Pine furniture, shops etc, two fish and chip café’s and four public houses, and not forgetting Its A Gift and more listed on this web-site.


You will find two public toilets, one next to Borth Lifeboat Station, with nappy changing facilities, and one opposite Cambrian Terrace, again with separate nappy changing facilities.   


Thank you for reading the info, we hope you have an enjoyable stay and the weather is conducive with you and your family. You will find most Borth residents very helpful if you need information, we also hope our new Borth site has answered some of your queries, pointed you to other sites with the answers you require, please vote on the web-site poll, or e-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Your comments will all be noted and we will try to make the site even better and more informative for all.
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Other useful contacts:

Dyfed-Powys Police: 101 or 999
Police: 0845 3302000
Coastguard: 999
Ceredigion Council: 01545 570881
Social Services: 01545 574 000
Bronglis Hospital: 01970 623131
Aberystwyth Arts Centre: 01970 623232      01970 622882
National Library of Wales: 01970 632800
Vale of Rheidol Railway: 01970 625819
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