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Clarach and Wallog

Clarach lies about a mile along the Ceredigion Coast Path over Constitution Hill from Aberystwyth, or about three miles through a nature reserve and the village of Llangorwen. The sheltered aspect of the sandy cove makes it one of Ceredigion's most popular beaches.

Clarach Beach


Clarach’s sand and shingle beach is a Seaside Award winner and is sheltered by steep cliffs, along which the Ceredigion Coast Path extends in both directions. The Welsh name of one of the rocky outcrops along the cliffs of Constitution Hill - Craig y Fulfran - (cormorant rock) gives a clue to the rich birdlife of this part of the Ceredigion Coast path.

As well as a sandy beach, which lies against a shingle ridge, other ice age features to explore include the sandstone and grit rocks, with sea caves and rock pools, and fossils in the corrugated rock platforms.


North of Clarach along the Ceredigion Coast Path is Wallog, where, a low tide, it's possible to see the unusual geological feature of Sarn Cynfelyn, a glacial moraine best seen at low tide, extending several miles out to sea.  Legend associates this 'causway' with the legend of Cantre'r Gwaelod. There are also the remains of a lime kiln near the shore.

  •  Seaside Award 2019
  • Facilities
    •  Baby changing facilities
    •  Car parking
    •  Disabled toilet
    •  Life saving equipment
    •  Lifeguard on patrol  14/07/19 - 01/09/19
    •  Navigation by-laws
    •  Dog restriction on section of beach 1 May - 30 Sept​