Abermawr Beach

Photo: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Aber Mawr is a great place to get away from the crowds and a wonderful spot for wildlife watching. A commonly used bay by seals and a great spot to see peregrines patrolling the cliffs.

Dog friendly?
Dogs are allowed year round. There is a responsibility for dog owners to clean up after their dogs on the whole of this site.

Getting there
You can get to Aber Mawr by bike with the Celtic Trail passing within half a mile. Well worth a detour! This beach is part of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail. Access to the beach is via a relatively steep grassy path. By car Aber Mawr is well sign-posted from the St Davids-Fishguard road (A487), about 1 mile (1.6 km) north-east of Mathry. There is very limited parking on the roadside verge above the beach.

Site description
A large, secluded bay with an impressive pebble bank above the beach. Sand is revealed as the tide goes out. At very low tide the stumps of a drowned forest may also be exposed. Take care if bathing here, as there are some unexpected currents in places. There are excellent walks along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, with superb views, to either side of Aber Mawr. The nearby Cable Hut, now a private dwelling, originally housed one end of the first undersea telegraph line between Britain and America, laid in 1873.

Facilities
None at the beach. Mathry approx two miles away has a small shop and pub serving food. The beach is cleaned daily. There are no litter or dog bins provided, please help keep Aber Mawr beautiful and take your litter home with you.

Safety advice
Be careful of the path leading to the beach. It can be slippery when wet and is eroding in places.

Beach awards
This is a Marine Conservation Society recommended beach.

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Details

Dog Friendly: Yes
Blue Flag: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No

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