Abermawr beach is in a secluded inlet situated between Abercastle and St Nicholas, access to the beach is by foot or sea only.
This pebble banked beach is a great spot to get away from it all. The nearest car parking area is some 500 meters away and limited to some 10 cars or so. It is also at the end of a narrow dead end lane.
At high tide the sea laps at the pebble bank and the sound it creates can be quite mesmerising. At low tide you will discover a sandy expanse of beach and if the tide is low enough you will also find the remnants of an ancient forest which has been preserved beneath the waves for over 6,000 years.
Popular with surfers but only when there is a good swell, care must be taken whilst in the water here as there are currents and a good backwash where the waves dump on the pebbles at high tide. More surfing info here…
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path crosses the back of the beach here and there is a nice inland detour up the valley through a National Trust Woodland. Head to the southern end of the beach to find the woodland path.
If you arrive by car you may notice the small dwelling on your left as you approach the parking area. The property is named Cable Cottage and the name tells the tale of the properties history. It was originally constructed as a cable hut for telegraph wires from the UK to Ireland.
Some other interesting history about Abermawr is that it had once been earmarked by Brunnel to be a harbour and railway terminus. Fortunately, Fishguard some 6.5 miles to the north east became the new venue and Abermawr has been left relatively untouched.
More on that story here…