Afan Beach (Port Talbot)

Afan Beach (Port Talbot) - Glamorgan
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This small, sandy beach sits on the Afon Afan (River Afan) estuary, close to Port Talbot docks and the Tata Steelworks.  There is a promenade, with a couple of cafes and restaurants nearby. 

A lido used to exist here, which was burnt down in 2009.  £13.4 million was spent building a new sports complex with an 8-lane swimming pool. 

The beach is used for fishing, and nearby Swansea Bay, with its great tidal range is popular with surfers and other watersport enthusiasts.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

No dog restrictions.

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  • Good fishing
  • Surfing


  • Town centre nearby

Nearest town

Port talbot


SA12 6DF

OS grid ref.

SS 7494 8894


Some parking available close to the beach.

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