Aberaeron is a lovely little town with many shops, great places to eat and busy harbour. It has a sports centre and swimming pool The houses are painted in vibrant colours and during the summer the town hosts many festivals such as the "Seafood" and "Cob Festivals". Abeareon beaches are a bit stoney and fronted by modern sea defences they are not great for building sand castles but some good walking .
If sun bathing, swimming and building sand castles is more to your liking there are many great beaches nearby. Here are some.
Most beaches in Ceredigion allow dogs on certain sections.
Just 15 minutes away New Quay is a traditional seaside town. Fantastic beaches, many Restaurants, pubs and shops and (especially in summer) you can often see bottle nosed dolphins swimming just off of the harbour.
From New Quay you can take a boat ride to view the dolphins, to fish or simply just enjoy the scenery. (which in this part of Ceredigion is stunning). Some great walks also start in New Quay which is another way to enjoy the scenery
SOME OTHER WONDERFUL PLACES TO VISIT
Sculpture Heaven (www.sculptureheaven.co.uk)
A magical place only about 20 minutes from Aberaeron. Lovely Gardens filled with Sculptures and very very peaceful. Difficult to find but our Sat.Nav. takes us straight to it.
Entry is free there are workshops and a shop, but limited opening hours
A 200 year old Georgian Villa (National Trust Property).
Not only a very interesting house but it includes a working farm (at the right time, piglets, lambs etc. are very much in evidence) a lake (plenty of wildlife) and a small agriculture museum. You can have a very pleasant, easy riverside walk to the house from Aberaeron. (About 3 miles return) or of course you can drive.