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A warm welcome awaits every visitor to Nine Oaks Angling Centre. Our motto is “there are no strangers here - only friends that we haven’t yet met!” Set in a naturally beautiful, peaceful and almost park like setting on the outskirts of the rural hamlet of Derwen-Gam (Oakford). Although a couple of miles in-land we are perfectly located for easy access to the popular and bustling coastal town of Aberaeron and picturesque old-fishing and harbour village of New Quay.
The Coast Road is almost on our door-step offering easy access to the whole of the county of Ceredigion and the surrounding region.
Besides Sports and other activities, Ceredigion is renowned for the Welsh Cobs, the Bottle nosed Dolphins and the unspoilt scenery and beaches. So, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery, superb sandy beaches and crystal clear waters of Cardigan Bay. If you're feeling more energetic or want more scenery? Why not try walking the spectacular coastal paths; Or go sailing, surfing or Dolphin watching. Take a boat trip from New Quay to see plenty of the coastal wildlife? You've a good chance of seeing Grey Seals and Dolphins during the trip. There are plenty of other activities too, fancy a round of Golf, or Fishing, Bat hunting perhaps?
Much of the Ceredigion coastline is designated heritage coast and work in completing a coastal path running the whole 60 miles of coastline is almost complete. Due to its clarity and plentiful food supply, Cardigan Bay is home to a resident population of some 130 bottle nose Dolphins (on a change of tide, these can often be seen from the quay wall in New Quay Harbour).
The coast is dotted with picturesque villages and small towns which are well worth exploring. New Quay and Aberaeron are a mecca with tourists, and the sandy coves at Llangranog and pebbly beach of Cwmtydu are always popular. There are many more beaches too.
Food and drink are very important in Ceredigion's economy and you will find some of Wales' finest food served locally. Local produce such as lamb, beef, and pork as well as freshly caught Sea Trout and Seafood, all found on the menus of many local pubs and restaurants. Local dairy produce is also very popular with superb speciality cheeses, yogurts and ice creams all produced near by. The biggest and best known is Rachel's Organic dairy known in supermarkets across the country, and the blue bottled Ty Nant water, bottled locally and world famous.
In this locality, a beautiful area, but one that many don't associate as an unspoilt holiday area, has always been very popular with visitors "in the know". Make an effort a come and stay and you will be surprised at how peaceful and lovely the area is. How hospitable and welcoming everyone is to ensure that all visitors enjoy their stay and return, and return and.... Sport minded? There are a huge range of summer activities and events are most weekends.
Derwen International Welsh Cob Centre is just one of many Wesh Cob studs in the area. A popular annual event is the Aberaeron Festival of Welsh Cobs usually held in August. This show attracts Welsh Cob and horse enthusiasts from far and wide.
To be followed a while later with the Aberaeron Carnival, lead by a Jazz band. The procession starts at 1:30pm from the Harbour Master Hotel on the quayside.
These are just a few of the interesting activities that are always taking place up and down the Coast.
See here to find details regarding Dog friendly places and local by-law restrictions on dog access to local beaches.