image for Beach item typeAberystwyth South Beach

Aberystwyth South Beach

Aberystwyth South Beach

Beach, free entry



01654 702653


SY23 1JX


Quieter than the town's North Beach, Aberystwyth's long South Beach is sandwiched between the town's castle and the harbour breakwater. It's a sheltered sand and shingle beach and the southernmost part is a great favourite for experienced surfers and body boarding. 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.

Dog restriction on section of beach 1 May - 30 Sept

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.

Seaside Award beach. Toilets, refreshments, parking. Lifeguard service provided 2 July to 4 September 2016. Dog restrictions apply May to end September.

Dogs accepted

Open all the time


Free entry



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

Map reference: SN 580810  Lat: 52.40933 Long: -4.08893

Entering Aberystwyth on the A487 from the south, go over the river bridge and turn first left. When you reach the seafront, left for parking.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Aberystwyth station


  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
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