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image for Beach item typeAberystwyth - Tanybwlch Beach

Beach, free entry


The large sweep of the pebbled Tanybwlch beach is to the south of the harbour at Aberystwyth and is overlooked by the imposing Iron Age hill fort, Pen Dinas with its prominent memorial in the shape of an upturned canon that commemorates Wellington's victory at the battle of Waterloo in 1815. Pen Dinas and neighbouring Tanybwlch beach have been a local nature reserve since 1999.

A climb up to the top of Pen Dinas on a pleasant day is very rewarding - you can see for miles inland along both the Ystwyth and Rheidol river valleys, as well as out to sea.
Parking. Dogs allowed.

Dogs accepted

Open all the time


Free entry


SY23 1BJ



Plan route to Aberystwyth - Tanybwlch Beach using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 579806  Lat: 52.40548 Long: -4.08957

Entering Aberystwyth on the A487 from the south, turn left by the fire station/Mazda garage sign; this road ends at the car park for Tanybwlch beach.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Aberystwyth station


  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted