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gwalia falls, tresaith beach, cardigan bay, west wales coast

Holiday Accommodation Summary (WA033) (click here for map)

Sleeps Bedrooms Bathrooms Pets RFH rating Other facilities Price Guide
up to 6 each
2 to 3
1 or 2
sorry no pets dishwasherwashing machineDVD playerwifi internet
near the coastcatering available
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A stunning hilltop setting, above the breathtaking sandy beach of Tresaith, this holiday accommodation in west Wales offers you a peaceful holiday location, just a short walk from the sea with absolutely incredible sea views. The sandy beach has some of the safest and cleanest waters in West Wales and its very own 100ft waterfall, dramatically cascading down from the cliffs above. Gwalia Falls is located on the Ceredigion coastal path allowing you to explore the area in either direction. With so much to see and do in the local area, with a good choice of quality holiday accommodation to suit all budgets, this family friendly holiday park on the beach is ideal for both families and couples looking for a relaxing and peaceful beach style holiday from which to explore the surrounding area. Not only that, if you are really lucky you might just spot bottlenose dolphins in the sea from your beachside acommodation.
In terms of facilities, this is a low key seaside resort but it is just a 2 minute short walk to the village of Tresaith with a lovely restaurant, that has stunning views overlooking the sea. There are also a selection of shops & local pubs serving food in the village too. Just perfect if you don't fancy self catering whilst on holiday every night. Holiday accommodation available includes modern lodges and beachview apartments with outside seating and barbecue areas. A 2-bedroom stone cottage and a caravan / mobile home are also available.

Beach holiday accommodation includes:

  • Flat screen TV/DVD with selected satellite channels. WiFi is now available too.
  • Kitchen including microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer and fridge/freezer (except caravans)
  • Bath and shower (lodges). Shower (caravans)
  • Bed linen and duvets are included and beds are made up for your arrival
  • Verandah with garden furniture
  • Central heating (except caravans). Gas and electricity included
  • Babies must be included in the party total. Travel cots and highchairs £10pw each
  • Family parties only please as this is a quiet low key holiday park, thank you.
  • Sorry no pets

West Wales holiday accommodation on the beach options:

Waterfall 2 Holiday Lodge (sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms): Luxury lodge with one double with ensuite shower and one twin. Bath with overhead shower. Also Waterfall Lodge 3 (sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms): holiday lodge with two doubles, one with ensuite shower and one twin. Bath with overhead shower.
Cliffhanger Lodge (sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms): holiday lodge with one double with ensuite shower and one twin. Bath with overhead shower. Situated in a cliff top position with excellent sea views. Also Cliffhanger Lodge 2 (sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms): luxury lodge with one spacious double with ensuite shower and one twin. Large family bathroom with bath with overhead shower. Open plan living area with Blu-ray player and fully fitted kitchen. Tri-folding door leading out onto decking with spectacular cliff top views.
Ocean Vista Lodge (sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms): Luxury lodge with one double with ensuite shower and one twin with ensuite bath with overhead shower. Open plan lounge, kitchen & dining area. Doors leading to spacious decked balcony with stunning sea views.
Oyster Bay Lodge (sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms): New in 2015. Luxury lodge with one double with ensuite shower and one twin. Bath with overhead shower.
Mill Cottage (sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms): Converted 18th Century mill cottage. One double and one with adult cross over bunks. Bath with overhead shower.
Beachview Apartment A (sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms): Spacious ground floor apartment located in former sea captain’s residence overlooking the beach. One double and two twin. Bath with overhead shower. Large decking overlooking the beach.
Beachview Apartment B (sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms): Spacious apartment located on first and second floors of former sea captain's residence. One double and two twin. Bath with overhead shower. Garden area with gazebo overlooking the beach. Accessed by external staircase.
Cascade Caravan (sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms): 12ft-wide caravan with one double and one twin. Shower. Panel heating in bedrooms. Waterfall Caravan (sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms): 12ft-wide caravan with one double and two twin. Shower. Panel heating in bedrooms. These caravans are, of course, the best value holiday accommodation onsite.

What to do whilst on your holiday in Cardiganshire, West Wales:

A nature lovers’ paradise, with fabulous beaches and spectacular coastal scenery, the long sweep of Cardigan Bay is the ultimate attraction for anyone staying at our holiday lodges in Ceredigion. Bottlenose dolphins, the Bay’s most notable residents, are regularly sighted offshore. Take a wildlife boat trip from New Quay and you’ll almost certainly spot grey seals and porpoises as well – an unforgettable highlight of lodge holidays in Ceredigion.
With Red kites soaring above and glorious views at every turn, walkers and bird watchers staying at our holiday lodges in Ceredigion will be drawn to the coastal path, but there are charming seaside towns to explore too. Aberystwyth is a place of proud records. Not only does it boast a fine Victorian promenade and the longest cliff railway in the world, but also, at its summit, the world’s largest camera obscura. While here, be sure to take a scenic ride on the Rheidol narrow gauge steam railway to Devil’s Bridge and you’ll find the famous Mynach Falls and Jacob’s Ladder within walking distance. Aberaeron’s Georgian harbour and gaily painted houses are a delight and Cardigan is home to a superb indoor market for local produce and crafts.

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18 family holiday recommendations, average rating 4.9 out of 5
Best rating: 5 out of 5
Worst rating: 4.5 out of 5
Great location and scenery, the accomadation was very comfortable and offered great views at the end of busy days dolphin watching and enjoying a truly stunning coastline. Would stay there again. Paul, Rating 5 out of 5, Oct 2015.
It was a little piece of heaven, so beautiful looking out on the beach and out to sea. We had a lovely welcome and shown around our lodge, then left to enjoy our peaceful holiday knowing if we needed any help it was just a phone call however bad reception with o2 the WiFi was good. Lodge and site excellent. Great place to explore more of this beautiful area. Christine, Rating 5 out of 5, Oct 2015.
Gwalia Falls is in a stunning location overlooking the quiet bay of Tresaith. It is a short walk down to the beach which is very hilly but access is paved. It is a fairly remote location down narrow roads and the nearest shop is a mile away; fantastic for peace and quiet so ideal for a relaxing break away from it all. The on-site staff were very friendly and helpful with excellent customer service. You may have to travel if you want to eat out. Our experience of the service and food at the local pub The Ship was disappointing on two occasions; however others have given it good reviews so perhaps it was an off week. Karen, Rating 5 out of 5, Sep 2015.
We stayed in the cliffhanger lodge. It had everything you needed. Very well appointed. Tidy and clean. The games cupboard that housed books, dvds and games kept us occupied in the evenings. Trying out the alternative 'Trickster Scrabble ' was entertaining in itself. The owner couldn't have been more helpful. This was our 2nd visit in as many years. A peaceful and tranquil location with some stunning coastal views will ensure that one visit will become many. Carol, Rating 5 out of 5, Sep 2015.
Outstanding site ,clean caravan ,beautiful scenery and friendly staff. There is a shop and a chemist in nearby Aberporth which is useful. The pub in tresaith is good as is the beach. A delightful place to stay to relax. Paul, Rating 5 out of 5, Sep 2015.
Beautiful lodge in stunning surroundings. Well equipped and the owner couldn't do enough ensure you were settled. Wifi is very hit and miss but if you want a break away from all that it's fantastic. Kay, Rating 5 out of 5, Aug 2015.
Amazing holiday within the most beautiful setting. Enhanced family values in the truest sense, as it captivated my 15 year old son, and twelve year old and nine year old daughters as well as my husband and myself. The beautiful setting gave the opportunity to take time to relax and reengage as a family and to recharge our batteries whilst taking a step back into family fun. The beach was safe and beautiful and was perfect for a morning run and an evening swim. Tge lodge had a feel of luxury with warmth, comfort and very comfortable beds. Even the sea was not to cold. A wonderful holiday that we would be hoping to recreate. Gail, Rating 4.5 out of 5, Aug 2015.
Outstanding location, plush, comfortable lodge, an ideal retreat to get away from it all, very peaceful. The large balcony must have the best view ever, couldn't be beaten, very relaxing. The beach is the loveliest, safest beach I have ever visited. Simone, Rating 5 out of 5, Aug 2015.
Stunning location, safe, clean beach with life guards permanently on duty. Obviously you can never depend on the weather but we would certainly go there again. Pamela, Rating 5 out of 5, Jul 2015.
Had a wonderful stay in mill cottage, staff very friendly, Tresaith is a beautiful place! Only downside was the poor signal strength of the wifi but thats not really an issue! John, Rating 4.5 out of 5, Jul 2015.
Lovely location and site extremely well maintained with lovely views.People very friendly and helpful.If you like peace and tranquility and nature at is best in Cardigan Bay then this is definitely a great place to stay. Peter, Rating 4.5 out of 5, Jul 2015.
Lovely location with great views and clifftop walks, ideal for a short break. A car is essential as there are no local shops, but it's only a short drive to Cardigan. Janis, Rating 5 out of 5, Jun 2015.
Wonderful holiday. Special apartment with 1 st class views. The staff are easy to deal with and very helpful. Whole heartedly recommend. Daniel, Rating 4.5 out of 5, May 2015.
I stayed at one of the lodges on Gwalia with three of my friends and it was lovely. The staff are more than happy to help if you need it but if you have no problems they allow you to just get on with it and enjoy your stay. The lodge was beautiful and the view even better. Elsa, Rating 5 out of 5, Apr 2015.
Fabulous holiday as always. Stayed several times in the cliff hanger lodges. Very lucky with the weather for April and come back with sunburn! Kerri, Rating 5 out of 5, Apr 2015.
What an amazing place. This is definitely a break from it all and a wonderful location. The views are fantastic and the accommodation was superb. Also, when we mentioned about some noisy neighbours (above us) they showed us around other accommodation and said we can have another one. Great customer service. Best thing for me was the view and being able to have breakfast and our evening meal outside watching the sun go down as well as the sound of the sea. Will definitely be going back! Also, the beach was a two minute walk down the hill with a pub on the way! Christian, Rating 5 out of 5, Apr 2015.
We love this site and this part of the Welsh coast – the Gwalia Falls site is lovely, the lodges are immaculate and the scenery is breath-taking. The children love the beach with its rock pools and the waterfall cascading onto the beach is a favourite spot to play! We were lucky enough to see the dolphins from the beach too! Catherine, Rating 5 out of 5, Apr 2015.
I really enjoyed my holiday at Gwalia Falls, will definitely be going again and will recommend the site to my friends and family. Thank you for a lovely holiday. Paige, Rating 5 out of 5, Mar 2015.

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Gorgeous location perched on the cliffs overlooking the ocean.The accommodations are called caravans but are like mobile homes, ie double wides. They are fully furnished and clean and neat. Close to a lovely pub "the Ship" located on the beach with sailboat rentals, and paddleboards. Lovely Sandy beach with swimming. Wonderful to watch the dolphins and today saw a local fox. Close to Cardigan for shopping and the Cardigan castle. Great location for anyone who doesn't want to be in the city bustle.
We had the most wonderful relaxing stay. The lodge is just perfect - the location, the facilities and the high standard to which it is maintained. Provisions are available from Londis in Aberporth (which we used on day 1 together with the Indian which was fab) or Tesco in Cardigan. The pub is nice....homemade pork scratching so with your beer was a treat, and the coast path walk to Penbryn is also worth the effort. A faultless holiday.
Fantastic stay in a beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Oyster Bay Lodge that was of a very high standard and had everything you needed for a self-catering holiday in a stunning location overlooking the bay. The kitchen was fully kitted out and the whole place was very comfortable to stay in with great central heating when you needed it too. The on-site staff were very friendly and helpful with excellent customer service. You may have to travel if you want to eat out. Our experience of the service and food at the local pub The Ship was disappointing on two occasions; however others have given it good reviews so perhaps it was an off week.
Just back. Had a great time. It is so quiet and restful. The owner is more than helpfull. There is a mixture of caravans and lodges. The park is spotlessly clean. The lawns and grounds are well maintained.
The lodge has simply got the 'WOW' factor. It has a modern stylish interior with all the mod cons you could ask for. there is also SKY TV, a great sound system as well as books and games. The bifold doors leading onto the Varanada really make the most of the breathtaking views of the ocean beyond, and it is a great touch that the safety barrier is made of (safety) glass so you can sit and still see the views. We spotted seal down by the beach but no dolphin. We had one night of very high winds and the view of the ocean was spectacular - although it was quite scared to see if the lodge could withstand the battering(it did). You can take a short stroll down the steep hill to explore the small beach below and the numerous rock pools. The waterfall was lovely to see as well. We didn't sample the local pub as we much preferred to sit on the veranda of the lodge and have a drink and enjoy the stunning scenery. The rest of the park was quiet as it was out of season and is quite an eclectic mix of lodges / caravans of different styles. It is in a lovely setting and is kept pristine.
My wife and I have just returned home after experiencing a wonderful holiday at gwalia falls.we stayed in the cliffhanger lodge2 which had amazing views of the sea,beach and the small coastal village of Tresiath.from the very warm and helpful greeting from Owner Alan to the very we'll equipped lodge,we have just booked to go back in July and again in September which gives a true indication of how much we love this place.
Haven't had a UK holiday for a few years but certainly glad we opted for Gwalia Falls. Nice place to stay, the lodge was spotless and in good condition, even had a utility room which was handy for wet clothes. Outside the decking could do with a of care and re-staining but given the weather it'd always going to suffer. Beach nice and clean, weather dramatic and made for some good pictures. Decent walk along the cliff path to Aberporth. Local pub is OK, food is good if service a bit erratic. We were a bit out of season, so very little traffic and easy to get around. Highly recommended
We stayed in one of the Cliff Lodges over the summer holidays with 2 young children. Location is stunning and the sunset views are fantastic. You are paying a premium for the view but as a treat its just about worth it ! The lodge itself is good. 2 rooms one ensuite. Good powerful shower (always important). Fire for those that will need it in the winter. Areas to improve: bulbs had gone on a few of the bed lamps, cutlery, plates, bowls etc... set of 4 so do need to be washed or dishwashered if required for breakfast, (a few more wouldnt go amiss). Also cushions for chairs and sun loungers would be good. All minor stuff but when paying a premium would expect these little touches. Walk to beach is about 5 minutes (a few more back with the hill, which keeps you fit). Beach is excellent and perfect for children. Beach shop is excellent and not over priced which they could of done with a cornered market - so well done to them ! Ship Inn is convenient and good food albeit a few areas to improve on service. Also some decent take aways in Aberporth approx 2 miles away. Tresaith is stunning and the Cliff Lodges take full advantage of this but not cheap in peak times ! And yes we did see Dolphins from the beach to the childrens delight !
Just back from a smashing week at Gwalia Falls. Great weather, great views, great chalet. Everything is uphill here apart from the walk down to the beach, but then you have to climb back up again. Coastal footpath stunning but don't underestimate how tough it can be in some sections. You need a basic level of fitness, of which mine is very little! The chalet had everything and more that was needed for us, only downside being in hot weather it gets really hot inside so pays to get the patio doors opened and a draught through. Smashing though, to able to sit out on the decking and watch some spectacular sunsets. You can't just pop out to the shop either, you need to drive to Aberporth to find the nearest, so pays to pop into TESCO is Cardigan which is about 7 miles south. Worth scanning the sea for dolphins which put in regular appearances ( we spotted them twice in a week) and were able to spot what we took as a basking shark about 100 metres off shore. Not a lot about for the tourist other than trips to small towns like Cardigan, Aberystwyth, etc which don't have a lot to offer. If its a beach holiday you need, a bit of peace and quiet you could do a lot worse than Tresaith. Some nice little coastal villages such as Aberporth, Llangrannog and especially New Quay which offers good facilities for eating and more activity. Be aware that many of the roads off the main 'A' roads are wide enough for one car only, so keep your wits about you and be aware of local drivers who just plough on regardless of whats coming in their direction
This is a most beautiful and peaceful part of the stunning Welsh coastline, perfect for long days of playing on the beach and exploring the coastline. The accommodation was ideal for our family of six, with spacious bedrooms and wonderful sea views
The location was superb, could not fault the lodge everything about the place was just out of this world. The view was the best and the sunset at night just finished off the perfect setting.
The accommodation was of a high standard and the views are stunning, especially at sunset. Only a short walk downhill to the lovely beach but a bit longer coming back up the hill!! We were a party of four adults on a short break but this park would be ideal for a family holiday, being so close to the beach. There is a pub looking over the beach, which does very good food, it was quite quiet at the time of our visit but we were told it gets very busy in high season. All in all this was a lovely restful place to stay.