Poppit Sands is a very large, sandy beach at the estuary of the River Teifi near Cardigan in Wales. It is close to St Dogmaels and the northern end of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path starts there. This spot is a significant gathering spot for surfers and boogie-boarders alike. There is a shop across the road from the beach entrance. Here beach-goers can purchase beach toys and wet suits. The shop serves ice cream and mid-day meals.
The beach is very gently sloping so the sea is shallow, and tides are rapid. Due to the estuary there are unpredictable currents and bathing is not always safe. An RNLI lifeboat station operates from the beach. They perform drills about twice a day.
The beach has an outstanding view of Cardigan Island.
A local photographer has spent a year working on Poppit Sands - creating a collection of work that earned him a finalist position in the prestigious Hasselblad Masters Award. www.mgjackson.co.uk