Aberystwyth (North) Beach (Traeth y Gogledd)

Aberystwyth North Beach is livelier than the South Beach being slightly more accessible from the town. The beach fronts the town of Aberystwyth and you will find a promenade here that stretches for over a mile, skirting close to the sand. Favourite activities on the promenade include rollerblading, jogging, or just going for a stroll, especially when the weather is warm.

The beach is covered in dark sand and shingle and is a regular Blue Flag and Seaside Award winner. It is also the ideal place to come if you are looking for old fashioned seaside delights such as donkey rides, promenading, sandcastles and ice cream. There is even a pier from the Victorian era as well as an Edwardian bandstand.

Aberystwyth North Beach is a popular family beach. In the summer months you will also find lifeguards patrolling the beach so you can swim with peace of mind. In addition the promenade has a range of attractions for children such as a paddling pool and eateries. At the north end of the promenade you will find Constitution Hill which has a scenic cliff railway.

When the weather is fine you can take in vistas across from Aberystwyth North Beach towards the pretty Llyn Peninsular and majestic Snowdonia.

Also known as:

Traeth y Gogledd

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dog are not allowed on the main section of beach between 1st May and 30th September. However, there is an area between the pier and jetty where they are allowed all year round.

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  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Donkey rides
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing


  • Promenade

Nearest town



SY23 2DD

OS grid ref.

SN 5831 8202


Parking. disabled parking and park and ride all available.

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Blue Flag Award

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