Llanrhystud Beach looks out across Cardigan Bay and has a shingle bank with a half mile long sandy beach at low tide. It is reached via a single track road which leaves the A487 just south of the petrol station in Llanrhystud. This leads to a small free parking area with parking possible on the shingle overlooking the beach. Swimming here is generally safe.
The coast path runs along the top of the shingle bank, which has been levelled as much as possible to provide a reasonable walking surface. Behind this is agricultural land. To the south the shore becomes rockier, and backed by low cliffs of boulder clay with five historic lime kilns adjacent to the coastal path. To the north is the Afon Wyre, beyond which the shore is completely rocky and backed by a large caravan park.
The beach has views towards Snowdonia to the north and Bardsey Island to the north-west. There are no facilities at the beach, but the village has a pub, cafe, supermarket, post office and camp site. This is a good place to spend an evening, for either a late swim, a barbecue or just to sit and watch the sun go down.