Clarach Bay Beach

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 4 beaches at Aberystwyth, 30 beaches in Ceredigion, or check our list of Ceredigion Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Clarach Bay 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.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 11.5℃ to 14.6℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (NNE)
Friday, Sep 30
Expect a temp in the range 11.6℃ to 12.4℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (SSE)
Saturday, Oct 01
Expect a temp in the range 12.6℃ to 13.8℃ with wind speed 9.6 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Oct 02
Expect a temp in the range 12.1℃ to 14℃ with wind speed 5.5 m/sec (W)
Monday, Oct 03
Expect a temp in the range 12.7℃ to 13.8℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (WSW)
Tuesday, Oct 04
Expect a temp in the range 14.2℃ to 15.1℃ with wind speed 6.9 m/sec (S)
Wednesday, Oct 05
Expect a temp in the range 14.1℃ to 15.7℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (WSW)

Aberystwyth weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Clarach Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Clarach Bay Beach is at Aberystwyth 3.92 km (2.44 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Thu 29 Sep
   Low Tide at 04:25 (Height 0.77m)
   High Tide at 09:40 (Height 4.86m)
   Low Tide at 16:36 (Height 0.85m)
   High Tide at 21:57 (Height 5.00m)
Fri 30 Sep
   Low Tide at 05:00 (Height 0.98m)
   High Tide at 10:18 (Height 4.70m)
   Low Tide at 17:15 (Height 1.04m)
   High Tide at 22:39 (Height 4.70m)
Sat 01 Oct
   Low Tide at 05:39 (Height 1.23m)
   High Tide at 11:03 (Height 4.43m)
   Low Tide at 18:03 (Height 1.28m)
   High Tide at 23:28 (Height 4.30m)
Sun 02 Oct
   Low Tide at 06:29 (Height 1.51m)
   High Tide at 11:56 (Height 4.11m)
   Low Tide at 19:07 (Height 1.52m)
Mon 03 Oct
   High Tide at 00:29 (Height 3.86m)
   Low Tide at 07:39 (Height 1.76m)
   High Tide at 13:08 (Height 3.82m)
   Low Tide at 20:36 (Height 1.65m)
Tue 04 Oct
   High Tide at 01:57 (Height 3.56m)
   Low Tide at 09:19 (Height 1.85m)
   High Tide at 14:46 (Height 3.76m)
   Low Tide at 22:20 (Height 1.53m)
Wed 05 Oct
   High Tide at 03:45 (Height 3.62m)
   Low Tide at 10:57 (Height 1.66m)
   High Tide at 16:19 (Height 4.06m)
   Low Tide at 23:39 (Height 1.18m)

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