Beaches near Brynteg
Aberbach is a small pebble beach but at low tide golden sand is revealed. It’s a great place to watch seals playing or, when the wind gets up, the waves crashing on the shore. The pebble banks have blocked off the valleys behind creating areas of marshland. Footpaths lead inland through wooded areas and are worth a short walk. No facilities. Tregwynt woolen mill & cafe nearby. Parking limited.
OS Grid Ref SM882347
Abermawr is a remote rural beach with a pebble bank, backed with earth cliffs. Low tide exposes the golden sand and buried tree stumps – the remains of a forest drowned by a sudden flood as an ice sheet melted 8000 years ago. The stumps have been perfectly preserved by salt. Behind the beach are an interesting ruined cottage, a wildlife-rich marshy area and bluebell woods climbing the hill at the southern end. No facilities. Tregwynt Woolen Mill and cafe nearby.Parking limited. OS Grid Ref: SM882347
Abercastle is a long narrow picturesque inlet, 1 mile from Trefin. Sheltered from prevailing winds makes it ideal for kayakers and boats.
Parking limited. Toilets. OS Grid Ref: SM852337
Abereiddy beach is famous for its black sand, created by pounded slate. Abereiddy nestles in a sheltered bay; it's one of Pembrokeshire's pebble backed storm beaches. Popular activities here include snorkeling, diving and kayaking and children enjoy hunting for tiny fossils, known as graptolites which may be found on the beach. In keeping with the rural location, there is little in the way of services although an ice-cream and drinks van is usually located in the car park in summer months. Toilets. Parking (Charges apply).
OS Grid Ref: SM794313
The same slate gives a deep blue colour to the water in the "Blue Lagoon", a beautifully sited flooded slate quarry, past ruined quarry buildings and slate-workers cottages. There is good wheelchair-accessible path access to the beach and the Blue Lagoon.
Aberfelin (also known as Aber Draw) is a small rocky cove close to the village of Trefin on Pembrokeshire's rocky north-west coast. It is mostly rocks and rockpools with some sand. At low tide the beach extends to the north, with a cave running through a small island.
The road passes near the beach and there is only roadside parking which is very limited.
OS Grid ref SM832324
The ruins of an old mill and a slate bridge over a stream are at the back of Aberfelin beach. There are no facilities here but the village of Trefin is a short walk away and has toilets, a pub, a cafe, a weaving centre and further parking spaces. OS Grid ref SM832324
Porthgain a small coastal hamlet on the north coast of St Davids Peninsula. Once a small commercial harbour used for exporting stone from the nearby quarry, Porthgain is now a very popular tourist centre thanks to a great pub, a super fish and chips bistrot and excellent art galleries. Add to this the superb location in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and Porthgain has a winning combination. Porthgain was designated as a conservation area by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in 1997.
Traeth Llyfn is on Pembrokeshire's rocky north-west coast. Access is by coast path from Abereiddy or Porthgain. A long set of metal and concrete steps (124 total) takes you down to the beach which is sand backed by cliffs of slate and shales. A rip current often occurs on the south side. The beach offers good opportunities for photography, especially in the evenings. The steps are the only way off the beach, so keep an eye on the incoming tide.
OS Grid ref SM802320
Whitesands Bay is situated about 2 miles west of St Davids, and is regarded as one of the best surfing beaches in Wales, occasionally producing waves up to 10 feet. The beach is sand backed by low dunes and sandstone cliffs, with the headland of Trwynhwrddyn at the north end. A rip current occurs near this in surf conditions. North of the headland is the small sandy cove of Porth Lleuog. The beach is overlooked by the rocky peak of Carn Llidi. There is an attended car park (which fills quickly at peak periods) behind the beach, with toilets, picnic tables and a beach cafe. Access to the beach is down a slipway.
Lifeguards patrol late June to early September, and a total dog ban is in force from May to September inclusive.
OS Grid ref SM733271
Caerfai Bay, St. David's
A small rocky cove at high tide, sandwiched between towering cliffs 1 mile south of St Davids. The rocks around Caerfai are multicoloured with a mixture of grey, green and vivid pink.
At low tide, a sandy beach is revealed with plenty of rock pools to explore. Beware as there are strong currents in the sea off Caerfai.
Do check tide times to make the best of this beach.
Access to the beach is down a steep winding path.
Car parking is available above the beach