Short Walk

DISTANCE/DURATION: 2.7 miles (4.3 km). 1 hour 30 minutes.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Service bus Dinas/Fishguard 412, *Poppit Rocket 405 (*seasonal, hail & ride).
CHARACTER: Rugged coast, cliff edge, lanes, reasonably level, 600 m on minor road.
LOOK OUT FOR: Seabirds and views.

Aberbach is a small, beautifully secluded pebble beach framed by low (100 ft) cliffs pocked with tiny coves and caverns.

The area is widely used by kayakers and there are striking views out to sea and inland to the tors of Carn Bica and Carn Gelli rising above the village of Penrhyn.

Located between Dinas Island and Fishguard this stretch of coast is great for sea birds; look for gulls, ravens, choughs and peregrines on the cliffs with the occasional cormorant, razorbill, guillemot and gannet.

Spring squill, buckshorn plantain, vetch and thyme are some of the plants that are able to grow well in the thin soil at the top of the cliff.

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Find this Walk

Grid ref: SM985381


  • Take great care when on the Coast Path
  • Stay on the path and away from cliff edges
  • Wear boots and warm, waterproof clothing
  • Take extra care in windy and/or wet conditions
  • Always supervise children and dogs
  • Leave gates and property as you find them