Three jewels in Ceredigion’s coast – Cwmtydu, Penbryn and Llangrannog beaches – have each won a rightful place in the coveted Sunday Times annual beach guide list.

The three local beauty spots are one of only eight Welsh beaches to be named in the list alongside Pembrokeshire favourites Newgale and Skrinkle Haven.

The beaches were chosen by Chris Haslam who is The Time’s chief travel writer.

"This has been the 15th circumnavigation of the British coast for me, and the second for my Jack Russell assistant Dave T. Dog,” he said.

“And over the eight weeks of journeying we've seen sunrises and sunsets, sand and shingle and we’ve even surfed with dolphins and kayaked with seals.”

Tivyside Advertiser: CwmtyduCwmtydu

Chris chose a total of 50 beaches for this year’s best beach list from the 800 he visited around the UK’s coast with the aim of giving people a definitive and comprehensive list for their beach explorations.

“The guide highlights the world-beating magnificence of the British seaside, and gives our readers a description of the scenery and setting,” he said.

“And naturally we provide all the practical information people need to plan a beach day including car parking, toilets, refreshments, shops and accommodation.

Tivyside Advertiser: LlangrannogLlangrannog

"Dave T. Dog and I have navigated canyon-like lanes and empty coves, we’ve queued to get onto urban hotspots, and, in one case, we swam through a tunnel to reach an otherwise inaccessible bay.

"This is the most comprehensive and detailed beach guide available and it proves that, when the sun is shining, our beaches are the most beautiful on earth."