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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.
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Horse riding nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Medium (26-50 pitches)
- Coach stations
Aberystwyth: University Coach Stop — 1.2 miles
1.2 miles Aberystwyth Bus Station — 1.6 miles
1.6 miles Capel Bangor (Ceredigion): Coach Stop — 4.2 miles
- Train stations
Aberystwyth Rail Station — 1.6 miles
1.6 miles Borth Rail Station — 3.9 miles
3.9 miles Aberdovey Rail Station — 7.5 miles
- Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 19.3 miles
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.
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.
- Vale of Rheidol Railway (Aberystwyth) (1.8 miles)
- Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway (10.2 miles)
- MOMA Wales - Y Tabernacl (14.0 miles)
- Dolaucothi Gold Mines (27.4 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.