The village of Llanrhystud lies at the confluence of three small rivers (Afon Carrog, Afon Wyre and Afon Wyre Fach). Approximately midway between Aberystwyth and Aberaeron, its beach is sandy at low tide backed by a storm bank of shingle, behind which is agricultural land. The coastal path takes a short inland diversion through the village to cross the river, continuing south along the top of the shingle bank which has been levelled as much as possible to provide a reasonable walking surface.
A single track road just south of the petrol station in Llanrhystud leads to a small free parking area, with parking possible on the shingle overlooking the beach. To the south, the shore becomes rockier and backed by low cliffs of boulder clay, with five historic lime kilns adjacent to the path. To the north, the shore is completely rocky and backed by a large caravan park. The beach has extensive views towards Snowdonia to the north and Bardsey Island to the north-west. Swimming is generally safe, and dogs are allowed at all times.
It's a good place to spend an evening, for either a late swim, a barbecue or just to sit and watch the sun go down. Also, being just a short distance from the A487 it's a quiet place to stop off for a break. Facilities at Llanrhystud village include a pub, cafe, supermarket, post office and camp site.
Apart from the Morfa Bychan Holiday park - 5 miles away, the coastal path northwards from here is remote from any towns or villages for 7 miles.