The seafront, with a pier, stretches from Constitution Hill at the north end of the Promenade to the harbour at the south. The beach is divided by the castle. The town is divided into five areas: Aberystwyth Town; Llanbadarn Fawr; Waunfawr; Llanbadarn; Trefechan; and the most populous, Penparcau.

Including the suburbs of Llanbadarn Fawr, the population is 16,420, the built-up area having a population of 18,749.[4]

At the 2001 census, the population of the town was 15,935.[2] This reduced to 13,040 at the 2011 Census. During nine months of the year, there is an influx of students.[3][citation needed]

This is a picture of Aberystwyth