Abercastle


This quiet seaside hamlet is situated about 2 miles north west of Mathry and is a very pretty, chocolate boxy kind of place.

Sunset at Abercastle BeachNestling in a small valley on the north coast of the St David’s Peninsula, Abercastle is a little gem of a find. There is a small beach and a harbour used mostly by recreational and small fishing boats. Situated at the end of a narrow lane is the sandy beach which is sheltered and also home to a small stream that flows down the northern side of the beach.

View of Abercastle BeachThere is a small car park (room for maybe 15 cars at most) situated just before the beach and access to the beach is via a slipway – allowing boats to also launch from here. Access to the coastal path is also from the beach.

Hidden from view some 500 meters along the southern branch of the coastal path is a small sandy inlet if even more peace and tranquility are required.

Pretty cottages and houses line the valley here but not in such numbers as to overwhelm the tranquility. Beware though as there are no amenities, no shops and no pub either.

Up on the headland to the south of Abercastle is Carreg Sampson Cromlech (dolmen), a neolithic burial chamber that has prominent view across many of the north Pembrokeshire headlands. Nearby are also the remains of Castell Coch, an Iron-age fort that was situated right on the edge of the headland here.


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