Traeth Llyfn Beach

Traeth Llyfn is one of the lesser visited beaches on this stretch of the Pembrokeshire coast, which is a shame as it is areal gem. In fact, the chances are you may well get this beautiful stretch of sandy beach to yourself.

There are a couple of reasons for this beaches low profile; firstly it is a little off the beaten track. Located between Porthgain and Abereiddi it is a fair hike from the nearest road and only accessible from the coast path. Which leads to the second issue - getting down to the beach.

Backed by towering slate and shale cliffs access is via a set of very steep metal stairs, which although safe, may be a challenge / terrifying for some.
The steps down to the beach apparently date from the Second World War when they were cut into the cliffside by Italian prisoners of war.

Once down on the beach you can appreciate the wide stretch of golden sand which provides ample room for beach games and dogs to run free on.

Traeth Llyfn is quite an exposed beach and the waves here can be powerful, along with rip currents. Plenty of people do swim here but it is remote and there are no lifeguards so care should be taken. Also, keep an eye on the tide as it is possible to get cut off on certain sections of the beach.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

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  • Rock pooling
  • Surfing

Nearest town



SA62 6DT

OS grid ref.

SM 8023 3196

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