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Aberystwyth - Harbour Beach

Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

Aberystwyth is sheltered sand and shingle beach in the middle of Cardigan Bay. A popular family seaside resort with an Edwardian promenade, bandstand and castle.

Beach Type

sand & shingle


Daily boat trips are available
And traditional seaside entertainments such as donkey rides
A bouncy castle and childrens' rides
There is a good quality surfing wave
Which breaks just to the right of the harbour (Inconsistent as does not receive much

Nature and Wildlife

Stroll along the promenade or explore this seaside town.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Tourist Information

Aberystwyth TIC: 01970 612125


Nearest town: Aberystwyth
County: Ceredigion
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4082, -4.0878
Postcode: SY23 1JY
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Aberystwyth Community, Ceredigion at Explore Britain.


Off the A487 from north to south. or A44 from the east. There is a frequent bus and rail service to and from Aberystwyth.

Public Transport

Aberystwyth has a train station close to the harbour.

Nearest Railway Stations

Aberystwyth (Less than half a mile away)
Borth (Approx. 6 miles away)
Aberdovey (Approx. 9 miles away)
Penhelig (Approx. 9 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.

Nearby Car Parks

New Promenade, Aberystwyth (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Maesyrafon, Aberystwyth (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Mill Street, Aberystwyth (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Park Avenue, Aberystwyth (Short stay).
About 0.4 miles away
St. Brieuc Boulevard, Aberystwyth (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Aberystwyth Station, Aberystwyth (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Lower Park Avenue, Aberystwyth (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Bath Street, Aberystwyth (Short stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Gogerddan Allt Ddel, Penrhyncoch (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away
Gogerddan Picnic Site, Penrhyncoch (Unknown stay).
About 3.7 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Aberystwyth