Amroth

Blue Flag, easy access beach. Seasonal lifeguards. Dog restricted area 1 May-30 September.

Amroth is a Blue Flag beach and can be a great place for a summer swim, evening fishing and windsurfing.

This south-facing beach is sandy with a pebble bank above the high tide line. It has a series of wooden groynes which protect the village from stormy seas.

If swimming here, beware of the groynes. At extremely low tides, the stumps and trunks of an ancient submerged forest are occasionally exposed.

The cliffs at the western end of the beach are unstable and should be avoided. Amroth marks the start – or the end if you’re walking the other way of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, one of Britain’s 17 long-distance National Trails. Ahead lie 186 miles (299 kms) of some of the finest coastline in Europe. Go to the Coast Path section of this website to find out more.

 

Facilities

Two sets of public toilets. Disabled facilities and baby changing facilities only available in the toilets in the car park at the western end. Visit the Pembrokeshire County Council website for toilet opening dates and times.

There are telephone kiosks, shops, cafes and public houses alongside the beachfront. There are litter bins which can be used for dog waste. Please help keep Amroth beautiful and use the facilities provided or take your litter home.

 

Dog friendly?

Seasonal dog restrictions apply to the part of the beach between 1 May-30 September. Go to the Visit Pembrokeshire website to see the latest dog restriction maps. There is a responsibility for dog owners to clean up after their dogs on the whole of this site.

 

Easy Access?

Concrete ramp by toilets (including disabled facilities): 1:8 to 1:7 for 45 metres, base often covered in large pebbles. At Amroth Castle (away from shops and toilets) there is access to sandy part of beach via concrete slipway: 1:6 to 1:51⁄2 for 44 metres. Concrete esplanade along entire seafront.

Wheelchair-friendly leads from beach in land. For more information see the Amroth to Colby Lodge ‘Walk For All’ page.

 

Getting there

You can get to Amroth by bike, with the Celtic Trail passing through the village and right by the beach. There are bike racks at this site. Visit the Sustrans website for more information on the Celtic Trail. Visit the Pembrokeshire County Council website for details of the Coastland and Borderland Trail.

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

The 351 bus route stops in Amroth. Visit the Pembrokeshire County Council website to see bus timetables.

By car, three minor roads run down steep hills to join the sea-front road in Amroth village. It is signposted from the A477. There is parking for approximately 60 cars (seasonal charges apply) with further parking alongside sea wall. The rest of the sea-front has parking for blue badge holders only.

Safety advice

  • There are seasonal Lifeguards at this beach. Please visit the RNLI website for the information on dates.
  • The currents can be unpredictable, especially at low tide.
  • Wherever possible, always swim at a lifeguarded beach.
  • Always read and obey the safety signs, usually found at the entrance to the beach. These will help you avoid potential hazards on the beach and identify the safest areas for swimming.
  • When on a lifeguarded beach, find the red and yellow flags and always swim or bodyboard between them – this area is patrolled by lifeguards.
  • 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. Tell a lifeguard or, if you can’t see a lifeguard, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

 

Byelaws

  • 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.

Find this beach

Cyfeirnod Grid: SM832325. Côd post: SA67 8NF