Aberaeron Harbour Beach (Fourth Groyne North)
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Aberaeron is a delightful small town on the Ceredigion area. It was designed in the early 1800's and the harbour here is lined with brightly coloured, elegant Regency buildings, and filled with plenty of small sailing craft, making this a truly picturesque spot.
Just to the north of the harbour, a rock and shingle beach stretches up the coast to Aberarth. At low tide, an area of wet sand becomes visible. From the beach here there are views over Ceredigion Bay and out into the Irish Sea.
The town has some good art and crafts shops, seafood restaurants and plenty of pubs. Aberaeron hosts an annual seafood festival at which top chefs might be seen cooking some of the freshly caught produce. While you are here, why not sample the locally produced honey ice-cream? You might even want to give the honey mustard a try. The Aberaeron Yacht Club lies next to the harbour and organises sailing regattas here during the summer.
There are a choice of car parks in the town, including one immediately south of the harbour, adjacent to the yacht club and the beach kiosk.