The Beach Guide

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.

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  • Pub nearby

Nearest town



SA42 0SE

OS grid ref.

SN 0043 3994

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