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Aberystwyth Harbour

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


52 :24.50 N, 004 6.00 W


Admiralty 1484, 1972

Rules & Regulations

5 Knts Speed Limit in Harbour


Unsafe in Strong Onshore Winds/ Swell, Drying Ledges in Approach...see text.

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW = Dover -0325 MHWS 5.0m, MHWN 3.5m, MLWN 1.8m, MLWS 0.7m   (links)

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General Description

Between Fishguard and Pwllheli the coastline of Cardigan Bay forms...... ... read more


The yachtsman or motorboater making his first approach to Aberystwyth Harbour, ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

The only visitors berths at Aberystwyth are within the dredged Marina,..... ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

May 24 visit
Written by Stephen Torrance | 22nd May 2024
Phoned in advance and were allocated a vacant berth for 3 nights £84 inc power (8m) The marina is in administration but still functioning with small but well looked after facilities. Lovely coastal and riverside walks from the marina and very close to major shops for provisioning. Not many marina options in this area so let’s hope it stays with new owners pending.
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Not all is well here.
Written by Serenity of Pwllheli | 22nd May 2023
Recent visit to Aberystwyth Marina prompted some advance research on line. It is evident that the owners of the marina are neglecting some crucial aspects of it. Not least they have not paid some of their staff for many weeks. The staff are really helpful and go out of their way to assist. One was extremely apologetic as the price per meter had increased to £5.00. However by the afternoon of our second day that price had come down, but still expensive for a marina in which access is limited to a 3 hours either side highwater. He hadn’t been paid for nearly 9 weeks. He continues to work out of loyalty to his customers on the marina. A great pity the owners do not show the same loyalty to their staff and customers. Aberystwyth is well worth a visit, unless the situation in the marina improves that will not be possible soon.
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 6th Sep 2022
I reviewed these notes in September 2022. Very little change apart from the tariff. We have been hearing very favourable reports about this harbour.
Update Early Summer 2021
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 17th Aug 2021
I reviewed these notes in July of 2021. The Marina is now run by the Marine Group but, other than that little has changed.
Aberystwith Marina
Written by Peter Marquis | 5th Jul 2017
After night stop enroute Whitehaven Falmouth would highly rate this location. Friendly efficient staff, very fine facilities and simple access to visitors pontoon after long day at sea. Recommend without reservation.cheers Pete
Written by Don Thomson | 19th Apr 2017
I reviewed these notes in April 2017. We have included a down-loadable marina plan of the present Marina layout
Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 7th Apr 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in April 2016. We have changed the close in approach instructions on advice from the Marina and included pictures of the approach from their web site. They intend to change the layout later this year.
Update 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 20th Feb 2013
These notes were updated by Don T on the 20th February 2013. Prices have been up dated for the 2013 season. They say they have about 2 meters and will be due another dredge next year (2014?)
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Local Hazzards Approaching Aber
Written by Firstmate | 14th Jan 2013
Lobster and Crab fishing as well as some gill net fishing is carried out in Cardigan Bay. Fishermen set traps and nets on the sea floor and anchor them to floats at the surface.

Lookout should be exercised in shallow waters for buoys, floats and flag markers used by fishermen to mark their equipment. They usually occur in pairs for professional fishers. Amateurs can (and do) use almost anything that floats as floats.

Sadly a few fishers leave stray lines near their pots which could foul your props.

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Tom Webb, around Britain on a 21' Beneteau 2011
Written by Tom Webb Sailing | 31st Oct 2011
15-16/8 – Aberystwyth – Aber can be tricky to enter in onshore breezes due to rocks on the inside of each break water in the entrance, this also creates a problem when entering in low water as it does get very shallow and the channel becomes very small to enter safely, the marina is small but well protected and there is a convenient chandlery which the office staff are situated. Abers well worth a visit as it seems to have a pub at every corner..
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