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Poppit Sands from the hill above the beach
Grid reference: SN162466
Location: 52°5’14"N, 4°40’58"W
Postcode: SA43
Local Government
Council: Pembrokeshire

Poppit is a small, dispersed settlement which lies on the southern side of the estuary of the River Teifi, near Cardigan, in northern Pembrokeshire.

It is primarily known for its popular sandy beach: Poppit Sands.[1] Poppit Sands St Dogmaels beach at its eastern estuary end.[2]

The beach offers views across the estuary and bay towards Gwbert and Cardigan Island, and the nearest village is St Dogmaels, 1½ miles away.

The name 'Poppit' as applied to the hamlet appears to be derived from that of the Sands: it does not appear on Ordnance Survey maps but appears to be a popular appellation. The name of the Poppit Sands has long been debated, its earliest form being Potpitt in 1537.