"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Clarach - South Beach

The beach is situated within Cardigan Bay, just north of Aberystwyth. A sand and shingle, westerly facing beach measuring approximately 500 metres wide and sheltered by steep shale cliffs on either side.

Beach type: sand & shingle

Nearest town: Aberystwyth

Local authority: Ceredigion Council

OS Grid Reference: SN586836


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Clarach - South Beach

  • Great Aberystwyth Camera (1m)
  • Aberystwyth Arts Centre (1m)
  • The Vale of Rheidol Railway (1m)
  • Vale of Rheidol Railway (1m)
  • Blue Island Ceramics (4m)
  • The Animalarium (4m)
  • Rheidol Riding Centre (4m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
Terrace Road
SY23 2AG

Phone 01970 612125
Email aberystwythtic@ceredigion.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Tuesday 12 December


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 0°C
(feels like -4°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1005
Humidity 97%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 13%
Max temp. 1°C
(feels like -3°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1007
Humidity 97%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 3°C
(feels like -1°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1007
Humidity 94%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like -0°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1007
Humidity 91%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 55%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like 0°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1007
Humidity 92%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 80%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1004
Humidity 96%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
02:59 GMT
Low Tide
09:52 GMT
High Tide
15:21 GMT
Low Tide
22:47 GMT

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Sand and shingle beach beside a popular holiday village backed by cliffs. Particularly recommended for coastal walks, including a nature trail connecting Clarach Bay and Aberystwyth with panoramic views across Cardigan Bay.

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