Abercastle Beach

Abercastle Beach sits on the north-west Pembrokeshire coast, which is often compared to Devon or Cornwall thanks to its picturesque scenery. The beach here is set in a sheltered cove and consists of sand mixed with shingle.

The beach at Abercastle has a somewhat laid back atmosphere these days but was once known as Cwm Badau which means the “Bay of Boats”. In those days it was an active trading port with slate, stone, corn, coal, and oats all shipped from the area. Some points to look out for here include the bollards that date from the days of the sailing ships and a limekiln.

Close to the harbour at Abercastle Beach is Ynys y Castell which means Castle Island. There is also a wealth of flora and fauna here and if you look offshore you may even see seals and dolphins that come into the bay in search of food.

Type of beach

Sand and shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round

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  • Slipway

Nearest town



SA62 5HJ

OS grid ref.

SM 8526 3367

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