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Looking for a family holiday at one of the biggest parks on the mid-west Wales coast – with its own beach overlooking Cardigan Bay, oodles of entertainment options and chic caravans fitted out with all mod cons? Kids and big kids alike will be clamouring for a stay at the family-run Clarach Bay Holiday Village, with everything from fish and chips to fruit machines all to hand and with lashings of local attractions within easy reach.

The entertainment and attractions on offer at this family-orientated site include Barry, Sammy and Dewi for the littlies to make friends with, a seafront amusement area with arcade, shop, restaurant and mini fun fair, and the three-room Showboat Club with comedy, cabaret and theatrical shows to pick from.

For those of a more strenuous bent, there’s an outdoor sports court and an indoor and outdoor pool to work up a sweat at before having a virtuous snack at the ice cream and burger bar, or take a short stroll off site to Clarach’s beach for a wander to spot the local dolphins. The town of Aberystwyth is five minutes away, with a bus stop just outside the park.

Depart: (2 nights)


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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby


Medium (26-50 pitches)


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  • Clarach, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales, SY23 3DT
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.4358°N 4.0683°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Aberystwyth: University Coach Stop — 1.2 miles
Aberystwyth Bus Station — 1.6 miles
Capel Bangor (Ceredigion): Coach Stop — 4.2 miles
Train stations
Aberystwyth Rail Station — 1.6 miles
Borth Rail Station — 3.9 miles
Aberdovey Rail Station — 7.5 miles
Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 19.3 miles
Barmouth Ferry Landing — 19.6 miles
Swansea Airport — 57.6 miles


By car: For Clarach Bay Holiday Village turn off the A487 (Aberystwyth to Machynlleth road) in Bow Street. The turning is located between the post office and Welsh Black public house. Follow the Clarach road and our entrance is located on the left.

By rail: The frequent Aberystwyth to Shrewsbury service connects with trains to all directions and passes through beautiful ever changing countryside. Aberystwyth Train Station is a short taxi/bus ride from Clarach Bay Holiday Village.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

As well as Clarach South, beach fiends can find Aberystwyth North and Aberystwyth South beaches within a couple of miles. The north beach has donkey rides and children’s entertainment in summer, and Aberystwyth South has The Harbour Trap, popular with (experienced) surfers and Constitution Hill: climb to the café and camera obscura at the top if you’re feeling energetic, or take the Cliff Railway during the summer months for sweeping views over the bay.

Aberystwyth itself is a top spot for a day trip: as well as the seafront entertainment there’s the National Library of Wales to browse around, the Aberystwyth Arts Centre for theatre and live music, exhibitions and shows at the Ceredigion Museum, and access to a wealth of local walks and cycle routes including the Parc Penglais Nature Reserve and the Ystwyth Trail cycle path; the nearby Bwlch Nant-yr-Arian Forest Centre is a huge woodland site with activities, a shop and an information centre.

There’s loads to keep the littlies amused too: workshops and craft goodies at the Corris Craft Centre near Machynlleth, going underground at the abandoned slate mines with the Corris Mine Explorers, or sailing through the subterranean waterfall at King Arthur’s Labyrinth.

Must see

  • Vale of Rheidol Railway (Aberystwyth) (1.8 miles)
  • Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway (10.2 miles)
  • MOMA Wales - Y Tabernacl (14.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Dolaucothi Gold Mines (27.4 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.



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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the terms and conditions.

Additional terms

Heatherdale Holidays Ltd is a family business. Our guests’ enjoyment and safety is paramount and therefore we ask you to read the following terms and conditions before making your booking. We reserve the right to ask guests who contravene these terms and conditions, or who in any other way are behaving in a manner likely to cause distress or nuisance to other visitors, to leave the park immediately. In these circumstances the holiday ceases and we shall not be liable for any extra costs incurred by you.

A contract exists as soon as we have issued our booking confirmation, which will be either emailed to you or sent in the post. You should check this document carefully to see that it reflects your wishes. This contract is with Heatherdale Holidays Ltd. Please inform us of any discrepancy within 7 days unless your holiday is to start within 14 days, in which case you should inform us within 24 hours. The terms contained in this contract do not affect your statutory rights.

1. The person who makes the booking is responsible for the booking and warrants that they are over 21 years of age and that the party will not exceed the numbers that the accommodation can accommodate.

2. You agree to comply with the park rules which we can send you a copy of in the post on request or they are available from any of our park receptions.

3. We cater for families and couples and do not accept bookings from all male or all female parties of three or more persons. We also reserve the right to refuse any booking.

4. Neither the company nor its servants or agents accept liability for any personal injury, loss or damage that may be sustained by the applicants or their property during the period they or any of them are at the park, except if it arises from negligence by the company, its servants or agents.

5. If you have not arrived by 9.00am the morning after your holiday was due to commence, or contacted us to confirm when you will arrive, we will treat the holiday as cancelled and the total holiday costs will be retained by us.

6. Please note that should you wish to extend your stay beyond the booked dates there is no guarantee that the same pitch will be available.

7. It is regretted that no refunds can be given if guests depart prior to the end of the booked holiday, unless they do so as the result of the breach of some obligation on our part that would justify cancelling the holiday.

8. It must be clearly understood that acceptance of a booking is not conditional on the allocation of a particular pitch.

9. Certain caravan accommodation is not owned by us, but managed and let by us on behalf of the owners.

10. Every care is taken to ensure that all information is accurate at the time of going to press. Park photographs are taken at our parks, and are intended for guidance only. Layout plans and artists' impressions are for illustrative purposes only. Due to operational circumstances, activities may sometimes be withdrawn. All maps shown are for representation only and mileages shown throughout the brochure are approximate and depend on the route taken.

Dogs are charged at the published rate with a maximum of one dog per booking. We only accept dogs in Bronze standard caravans and for touring bookings. There is no charge for Registered Assistance dogs for disabled guests. Please refer to our Park Rules for rules relating to dogs.

All our holiday prices include VAT.

Due to the fact all our caravans are regularly upgraded with newer models, the layout will occasionally differ from that shown.

All of our self-catering accommodation is strictly non-smoking.

Accommodation is available from 4.00pm on the stated day of arrival and must be vacated by 10.00am on the day of departure.

Accommodation keys must be claimed before 5.00pm. Guests are asked to advise reception if they do not expect to arrive by 5.00pm. If this is the case, call the number in your confirmation.

Protective sheets must be used on beds used by young children in hired accommodation.
Any damage or breakages must be paid for.

Some facilities on park including the seafront amusement area are closed during certain times of the season.