The Beach Guide

Aberystwyth (North) Beach (Traeth y Gogledd)

Aberystwyth (North) Beach - Ceredigion

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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 restrictions apply. there is a dog exercise area.

Ceredigion dog friendly beaches »


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    • Promenade

    Nearest town



    SY23 2DD

    OS grid ref.

    SN 5831 8202

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