Quieter than the town’s North Beach, Aberystwyth’s long South Beach can be found between the town’s castle and the harbour breakwater.
The southernmost part of the sheltered sand and shingle beach is a great favourite for experienced surfers and body boarding. It is a good place to spot Cardigan Bay’s porpoise population at sea on warm days and there are spectacular views down the coast.
Just behind South Beach is Aberystwyth’s harbour and marina full of sailing boats and yachts. Fishing trips for visitors are available from the harbour during the summer months.
Aberystwyth town, with its full range of shops and services and other attractions including the camera obscura, castle ruins and the National Library of Wales, is a short walk away.
Toilets and disabled toilets near the Castle and Harbourmaster’s Office
Lifeguards on duty during the summer school holidays.
Dogs are not allowed between the north side of the Landing Stage and the northern end of the beach at Craig Glais from 1st May to 30th September.
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