Funicular bottom station

At the southern end of the Aberystwyth coastline is the harbour (with Marina)) and the estuary (Aber) of the River Ystwyth. The river can be seen running over a small weir as it reaches the inner end of the harbour with the town beyond.


Aberystwyth Marina

In the other direction, towards the sea, is Aberystwyth Marina and harbour. The marina has room for 165 boats and offers facilities for visiting boats.


South Beach

South Beach looking towards the harbour wall and entrance with the hill 'Pendinas Mon' in the background. The rather obvious harbour breakwater can bee seen jutting into the sea.

The sand on this beach is a pinkish brown rather than the usual golden colour but is perfectly 'normal' sand in all other respects and visitors are happy to sit on it and play on it.


North Beach

North Beach is the more popular simply because it is nearer the attractions and facilities in Aberystwyth. The hill in the distance is Constitution Hill.

Aberystwyth bandstand can be seen in the distance by the beaches' inner edge and the pier is just behind the camera.


The Royal Pier, Aberystwyth

It has to be said that the Royal Pier is the shortest pier that we have ever seen. It was 794 feet long when first constructed but storms and the ravages of time have reduced that to 299 feet.

In spite of its length, or lack of it, it boasts an ice cream shop, an amusement arcade and a restaurant at the seaward end which has its own sundeck.


Cliff footpath, Aberystwyth

At the top of Constitution Hall is the start of a footpath travelling north for just over a half mile to Clarach Bay and Glan-y-mor. It runs along the cliff edge offering some amazing views.