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Llanrhystyd - South Beach

Aberaeron, Ceredigion

A long rural storm terraced beach popular with visitors.


Shops and cafes are available in the village



Nature and Wildlife

The beach is in a Special Landscape Area. There are five historic limekilns at the southern end of the beach that are to be restored. The beach is also part of an area that has been designated Heritage Coast.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily between Easter and September. There are litter bins in the car park.

Awards and Recommendations

Green Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Aberaeron Tourist Information Centre. The Quay. Aberaeron. SA46 0BT. Tel: 01545 570602. E mail: [email protected]


Nearest town: Aberaeron
County: Ceredigion
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2997, -4.16631
Postcode: SY23 5BU
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Aberaeron Community, Ceredigion at Explore Britain.


Turn off A487 at Llanrhystyd (south of Aberystwyth).

Public Transport

The nearest station is Aberystwyth. Bus service 550/551 between Aberstwyth and Cardigan runs to the beach.

Nearest Railway Stations

Aberystwyth (Approx. 8 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There is free parking for 15 cars.

Nearby Car Parks

Stryd-yr-ysgol, Llanon (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
North Beach, Aberaeron (Long stay).
About 5.5 miles away
Lower Regent Street, Aberaeron (Long stay).
About 5.5 miles away
Tabernacle Street, Aberaeron (Unknown stay).
About 5.6 miles away
Pwllcam, Aberaeron (Unknown stay).
About 5.6 miles away
South Beach, Aberaeron (Long stay).
About 5.7 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Aberaeron