Pwllgwaelod Beach

Pwllgwaelod Beach - Pembrokeshire
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Pwllgwaelod Beach is a small sandy beach that is encircled by cliffs with views across the water to Fishguard Harbour. The cliffs offer some protection from the wind and at low tide there is a good stretch of sand.

The beach is also one of the starting points of a trek that stretches for three miles following the Pembrokeshire National Park Coastal Footpath which follows the coast around to Dinas Head.

The walk takes you up a steep cliff which rises to 465 feet passing plenty of pretty flora and fauna as you go. From here you can take in the views over Fishguard Bay from a different vantage point. Some of the bird species that you are likely to see in the area include chough, fulmar, and peregrine falcon.

Type of beach

Sand & rock

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed.

Pembrokeshire dog friendly beaches »


  • Toilets
  • Pub nearby

Nearest town



SA42 0SE

OS grid ref.

SN 0043 3994


Parking is next to the beach

Water quality

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Pwllgwaelod Beach Reviews

✨Lovely sheltered cove and safe beach, with beautiful views✨

Sep 07th 2020

Beautiful place as long as people respect it for what it is ...... unspoilt .

Keep the beach clean, if every beach user could remember to take their litter home or put It in the refuse bins provided on the boat park, the beach will then stay clean.
Locals that live in the area do try to clean up any litter washed ashore.

As a dog owner myself I do “ pick up my dogs litter” and put it in the bins provided , I only hope other responsible dog owners will do the same,
keeping the area safe for children.