The village lies at the southern end of Cardigan Bay about six miles north of Cardigan and ten miles south of New Quay.
Aberporth is a popular recreational fishing village in the summer and is also popular with divers and boating people. It has two good beaches and has been awarded a Blue Flag for its beaches several years running due to the high water quality found in this area.
The picturesque village overlooks two sandy beaches and is one of Ceredigion's favourite holiday destinations, proving popular with tourists throughout western Europe. Rock pools are exposed at low tides and the cliff top walks along the Ceredigion Coast offer extensive views.
Bottlenose dolphins are seen frequently close to shore, with rare sightings of orcas and harbour porpoises. Sunfish and basking sharks are often seen offshore in the summer.