Set in a sheltered cove near the north-westerly tip of Pembrokeshire is the pleasant little beach of Porthsychan. What the beach lacks in sand (it is mostly shingle and pebble) it makes up for in charm.
Here you will find an abundance of rock pools and the waters within the little bay are generally quite sheltered, so swimming is relatively safe as long as you don’t go out too far.
To either side of the beach are low grassy headlands whilst at the back are three diminutive waterfalls.
Porthsychan is probably best reached via the coast path and there is plenty of parking at the impressive Strumble Head, around 20 minutes walk away. Given the lack of nearby parking the beach here is never busy, despite only being a 10 minute drive from Fishguard.
Type of beach
Shingle & rock
Dogs friendly beach?
OS grid ref.
SM 9057 4074
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