Beaches in Port Talbot, Glamorgan

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The beach guide has 6 beaches listed in and around the town of Port Talbot. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Afan Beach (0.5 miles)

    Afan © Simon Mortimer | BY-SA

    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…

  • Sandfields East Beach (0.8 miles)

    Sandfields East © Ruth Sharville | BY-SA

    This long strip of sandy beach stretches north from the Afon Afan (River Avan) estuary near Port Talbot Docks, right up to the Afon Nedd (River Neath) estuary. The golden, sandy beach is backed by sea defences and a promenade which is popular with pedestrians and cyclists. There are a couple of cafes and restaurants…

  • Aberafan Beach (1 miles)

    Aberafan © Simon Mortimer | BY-SA

    Aberavon beach, near Port Talbot, is one of Wales' longest beaches, offering nearly three miles of sandy beach. The beach is backed by two miles of flat promenade making it popular with walkers, joggers and cyclists alike. The promenade forms a section of the Celtic Trail, part of the National Cycle network. Aberavon Beach is…

  • Margam Sands Beach (1.9 miles)

    Margam Sands © Gareth James | BY-SA

    Margam is long sandy beach just to the south of the town of Port Talbot. It is unfortunately overlooked by a huge steel works at its northern end, but the further south you walk the more you find surroundings of moorland and dunes along with the Kenfig Nature Reserve (visitor centre now closed).

  • Baglan Beach (2.1 miles)

    Baglan © Eswales | BY-SA

    Baglan Beach, otherwise known as Neath Beach, forms the northern section of Aberavon Sands, the long sweep of flat sand stretching north from Port Talbot Docks, all the way to the Afon Nedd (River Neath) estuary. Part of the Wales Coastal Path passes behind the beach, which is backed by a solar farm and a…

  • Jersey Marine - East Beach (2.4 miles)

    Jersey Marine - East © Alan Roberts | BY-SA

    Large sandy beach situated just to the east of the mouth of the river Neath. Quite a pleasant spot if you can ignore the heavy industry of Port Talbot to one side and Swansea Docks to the other. The beach is backed by a large area of sand dunes of the Crymlyn Burrows nature reserve

Port Talbot beaches map

Map featuring Port Talbot beaches. Click on pins to view beach details