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Clarach Bay is a sand and shingle beach although a large sandy beach is exposed at low tide. This is a westerly facing beach approximately 500 metres wide and is sheltered by shale cliffs on either side.

Clarach Bay is connected to Aberystwyth by a mile long nature trail which on clear days offers outstanding views across Cardigan Bay.

Facilities include limited parking, summer lifeguards, shop and food outlets, children’s amusements and holiday park..

Clarach Bay Beach has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Clarach Bay Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have no beaches around Aberystwyth, 30 beaches in Ceredigion, or check our list of Ceredigion Dog Friendly Beaches.

Beach Water Quality


Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  • Good: generally good water quality
  • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Tides


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