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Aberaeron South Beach

Aberaeron South Beach

Beach, free entry


Aberaeron Tourist Information Centre

01545 570602


SA46 0BE


A rock and shingle beach just to the south of the town and harbour. A very attractive small seaside town, Aberaeron was planned and built in 1805 around a square of elegant Regency style buildings; it has a small harbour for yachts and fishing boats.

Dog restriction: 1 May - 30 September?

Aberystwyth South beach is a Seaside Award winning beach and is patrolled by RNLI lifeguards during the summer months.

The beach is also traditionally a good place to spot the bay’s porpoise population at sea on warm days, together with spectacular views down the coast and the southernmost part is a great favourite for experienced surfers and body boarding.

Just behind South Beach is Aberystwyth’s harbour and marina full of sailing boats and yachts. Also don't miss the fishing ships that regularly collect Cardigan Bay lobster, crab, scallops and mackerel when in season. Fishing trips for visitors are available from the harbour during the summer months.

Dog restrictions apply May to end September.

Aberaeron’s North beach is backed by a promenade which extends from the harbour; the Coast Path then runs from here to Aberarth. Travelling into Aberaeron on the A487 from Aberystwyth, turn right where signed for parking; this road ends at a car park by the promenade.

Public toilets

Dogs accepted

Harbourmaster's Office is located by the pier.

Open all the time


Free entry



Plan route to Aberaeron South Beach using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 454628  Lat: 52.24216 Long: -4.26544

By Car: Entering Aberaeron on the A487 from Cardigan, turn where signed to the Beach at the crossroads before the river bridge/town centre.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 18 miles from Aberystwyth station


  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Harbourmaster's Office is located by the pier.

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