Dog friendly

A large, secluded bay with an impressive pebble bank above the beach.

Abermawr is a great place to get away from the crowds and a wonderful spot for wildlife watching. A commonly used bay by seals and a great spot to see peregrines patrolling the cliffs.

Sand is revealed as the tide goes out. At very low tide the stumps of a drowned forest may also be exposed.

Take care if bathing here, as there are some unexpected currents in places.

There are excellent walks along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, with superb views, to either side of Abermawr.

The nearby Cable Hut, now a private dwelling, originally housed one end of the first undersea telegraph line between Britain and America, laid in 1873.


None at the beach. Nearest public toilets in Abercastle. Visit the Pembrokeshire County Council website for toilet opening dates and times.

Cafe at Melin Tregwynt Woollen Mill, less than half a mile away. The village of Mathry is approximately 3.5 miles away and has a cafe and pub serving food.

There are no litter or dog bins provided, please help keep Abermawr beautiful and take your litter home with you.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are allowed all-year-round. There is a responsibility for dog owners to clean up after their dogs. There are no litter or dog bins provided, please help keep Abermawr beautiful and take your litter home with you.


Easy access?

No. Access to the beach is via a relatively steep grassy path.


Getting there

You can get to Abermawr by bike, with the Celtic Trail passing within half a mile. Well worth a detour! Visit the Sustrans website for more information on the Celtic Trail.

The Strumble Shuttle Coastal Bus stops less than a mile away at Melin Tregwynt Woollen Mill. See the Pembrokeshire County Council website for bus timetables.

The beach is part of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail. Visit the Coast Path section of this website to find out more.

By car, Abermawr is well sign-posted from the St Davids-Fishguard road (A487), about 3.5 miles north-east of Mathry. There is very limited parking on the roadside verge above the beach.

Safety advice

  • Be careful of the path leading to the beach. It can be slippery when wet and is eroding in places.
  • There are no Lifeguards at this beach. Please visit the RNLI website to find the nearest Lifeguarded beach.
  • Never swim alone. If you get in trouble, stick your hand in the air and shout for help. If you see someone in difficulty, never attempt a rescue, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.



  • Pembrokeshire County Council Bathing Water Byelaws apply to the whole area off this beach. These include a speed limit.
  • Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority byelaws apply to the whole of the foreshore on this beach. Visit our byelaws page to find out more.