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The large sweep of the pebbled Tanybwlch beach, near Aberystwyth is overlooked by the imposing Iron Age hill fort, Pen Dinas with its prominent memorial in the shape of a upturned canon that commemorates Wellington’s victory at the battle of Waterloo in 1815. Locals believe that it was once planned to be even grander and topped with a statue of a man on horseback too – but imagine the size.

Tanybwlch Beach

Pen Dinas and Tanybwlch

Pen Dinas and neighbouring Tanybwlch beach, have been a local nature reserve since 1999. A climb up to the top of Pen Dinas on a pleasant day is very rewarding - you can see for miles inland along both the Ystwyth and Rheidol river valleys, as well as out to sea. It's also a brilliant picnic spot, however, bathing is not advised. 

Tanybwlch beach is accessed from the south side of Aberystwyth harbour off the A487, near the Fire Station.​

  •  Car parking
  •  Lifesaving equipment
  •  Dogs are welcome on this beach​