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The small bay of Pwllcrochan is located on a remote stretch of the north Pembrokeshire coast. To the north the beach is overlooked by the headland of Trwyn Llwyd and there are steep cliffs to the back. None of these provide much in the way of shelter as the beach is west facing so picks up the brunt of the wind and Atlantic waves.
The beach itself is a lovely little cove with some good sized areas of sand between the numerous rocks. At low tide there is quite a wide stretch of beach here, but keep an eye on the tides as it is possible to get cut off when much of the beach disappears at high tide.
Access to Pwllcrochan can be something of a challenge, which helps keep it quiet. The nearest parking is around a mile away and getting down to the beach can require something of a scramble and possibly even a rope.
The name Pwllcrochan is derived from 'pwll', meaning a pool or pit, and 'crochan', meaning a pot or cauldron. Where this comes from is something of a mystery as there is nothing obviously fitting this description in the vicinity.
Type of beach
Sand & rock
Dogs friendly beach?
OS grid ref.
SM 8859 3646
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