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  • Keep Wales Tidy

Beach, free entry

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Quieter than the town's North Beach, Aberystwyth's long South Beach is sandwiched between the town's castle and the harbour breakwater.

The 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. Aberystwyth is an excellent base for both coastal and inland walking. The town is the starting point for two combined walking and cycling trails, the 34km Ystwyth Trail and the 28km Rheidol cycleway. Some sections of the former are suitable for wheelchair users. A stunning coastal walk from National Trust owned ex monastic grange at Mynachdy?r Graig runs alongside scenic Cardigan Bay giving fine views of Cardigan island and Bardsey island, the Llyn Peninsular and Snowdon to the north.

Seaside Award beach. Toilets, refreshments, parking. Lifeguard service provided 10:00 - 18:00 13 July to 1 September 2019. Dog restrictions apply May to end September.

Wheelchairs available

Dogs accepted

Open all the time


Free entry


Aberystwyth TIC


SY23 1JX



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


  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted