Cwm yr Eglwys Beach

Cwm yr Eglwys Beach - Pembrokeshire
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The sand and shingle cove of Cwm yr Eglwys is located on the eastern side of the Dinas Island peninsula near Newport.

To the back of the beach is a high protective stone wall. This was probably built in response to the enormous 1859 storm which washed away most of the village’s 12th century chapel. All that remains of the church now is the end wall with its bell tower.

Cwm yr Eglwys is popular for boating and watersports enthusiasts because of the slipway and local boat club. It is ideal as the east facing location is very sheltered.
It is also a hit with younger visitors who will enjoy the little stream and abundant rockpools.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

No dog restrictions.

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  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Good fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Rock pooling


  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities
  • Pub nearby
  • Slipway

Nearest town



SA42 0SL

OS grid ref.

SN 0151 4008


Parking available near the beach

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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