Clarach Bay is the next bay north from Aberystwyth, just the other side of Constitution Hill.
Apart from a couple of houses, Clarach Bay is solely a holiday resort with a safe, sheltered beach. The bulk of the resort is made up of the hundreds of static caravans and chalets. The holiday parks have quite good leisure facilities for guests and paying non-residents.
If you're staying or living in Aberystwyth, there's little in Clarach Bay to make it worth a special visit. However, you can enjoy a very pleasant cliff-edge walk from Aberystwyth to Clarach Bay. Starting at the end of the Promenade, make your way to the top of Constitution Hill, then simply follow the well-worn path along the hillside.
There's a long-established market at Clarach Bay, with a mixture of commerical stalls and car-booters. Clothing, shoes, household goods and food are on offer. The market runs every Sunday from Easter until the end of July. (From then till the end of September, you'll find the market at Tre'r Ddol on the Machynlleth road.)
Clarach Bay is only a short drive from Aberystwyth and is reached by taking the main A487 road up Penglais hill towards Machynlleth, then turning left at the crossroads at the top of the hill.