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Ynyslas - Northern Groyne (Sea) Beach

Borth, Ceredigion

The beach at high tide tide is predominantly shingle with wooden groynes. The tide retreats up to 200 yards here, revealing clean sand extending south to Borth and north to the River Doveys estuary.

Beach Type



Camp site
Picnic sites



Nature and Wildlife

Cors Fochno peatbog is home to many rare plant species. Ceredigion coastal path south towards Clarach. The dunes at the mouth of the estuary are a nature reserve.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

Litter and dog bins provided.


Dogs not allowed on beach between 1st May and 30th September.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Borth TIC. Open Easter - September 01970 871174. email [email protected]


Nearest town: Borth
County: Ceredigion
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5148, -4.05895
Postcode: SY24 5JX
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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


Turn off A487 towards Ynysglas at Tre’r Ddôl.

Public Transport

Train station at Borth. Regular bus service to and from Aberystwyth.

Nearest Railway Stations

Aberdovey (Approx. 2 miles away)
Borth (Approx. 2 miles away)
Penhelig (Approx. 2 miles away)
Tywyn (Approx. 5 miles away)
Dovey Junction (Approx. 7 miles away)

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


parking is next to the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

Borth Station, Borth (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Aberdyfi Main, Aberdyfi (Long stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Aberdovey Station, Aberdovey (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Trackside, Aberdovey (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
High Street, Upper Borth (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away
High Street East, Upper Borth (Unknown stay).
About 2.4 miles away
Penhelig, Aberdyfi (Long stay).
About 2.4 miles away
Trefeddian Lay-by, Aberdyfi (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Talyllyn Railway Station, Tywyn (Unknown stay).
About 4.9 miles away
Athelstan Road, Tywyn (Unknown stay).
About 5.1 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Borth