Aberystwyth North


Aberystwyth North
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2018 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Aberystwyth is sheltered sand and shingle beach in the middle of Cardigan Bay. A popular family seaside resort with plenty to do for children, including an Edwardian promenade, bandstand and castle.


Daily boat trips are available and traditional seaside entertainments such as donkey rides, a bouncy castle and childrens’ rides. Water sports include surfing, windsurfing, sea-kayaking and sailing.

Wildlife and Walks

Stroll along the promenade and explore this traditional seaside resort town. Gilfach Nature Reserve is not far away. There are a couple of woodland reserves to the south of the town, managed by The Wildlife Trust for South and West Wales: Old Warren Hill and Coed Penglanowen.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by Natural Resources Wales, during the bathing season, 15th May to 30th September.
Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2018 Excellent

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

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.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.


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Facilities at Aberystwyth North

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops



Parking, disabled parking and park and ride all available.

Dog restrictions


Dog restrictions apply on certain areas.

Beach cleaning

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