Pwllgwaelod is great for swimming, snorkelling and canoeing.

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 Pwllgwaelod by bike with minor roads branching off the A487. The beach is part of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail. There is easy access to the beach via a slipway. A wheelchair-accessible path leads about 0.6 miles (1km) from here along the southern end of Dinas Island to the beach at Cwm yr Eglwys. By car a narrow, winding minor road leads from Dinas Cross on the Fishguard-Newport road (A487) to Pwllgwaelod. There’s a car park and a boat park by the beach. You can also use the Poppit Rocket service or the 412 to get to Dinas Cross. Pwllgwaelod is then a pleasant 2km walk from the village.

Site description
A small sandy beach, with cliffs on either side, facing west with good views across Fishguard Bay. A wheelchair-accessible path leads about 0.6 miles (1km) from here along the southern end of Dinas Island to the beach at Cwm yr Eglwys. Dinas Island, really a headland separated from the mainland by a freshwater marsh, is managed by the National Trust and is well known for its seabirds and wild flowers. You can walk right round the island on the Coast Path. The car park was constructed by Pembrokeshire Coast National Park but is managed by the Dinas Community Council

Toilets including facilities for the disabled are available at Pwllgwaelod. There is a pub/restaurant/cafe near the beach and other facilities can be found at Dinas Cross or Fishguard. The beach is cleaned and litter bins are available, so please help keep Pwllgwaelod beautiful by using the facilities provided. Slipway launching is available.

Pembrokeshire County Council Bathing Water Byelaws apply to the whole area off this beach. These include a speed limit. PCNPA Byelaws apply to the whole of the foreshore on this beach. National Trust Byelaws apply to the area surrounding Pwllgwaelod.

Source: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park



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


Small sandy beach facing West. Car park and toilets. Concrete ramp: 1:8 to 1:6 for 16 metres.



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