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Aber Mawr Bay Beach

Fishguard, Benfro / Pembrokeshire

A remote rural beach with a pebble bank, backed by earthed cliffs. Low tide exposes tree stumps buried in the sand - the remains of a forest drowned by a sudden flood as an ice sheet melted 8000 years ago. The stumps have been perfectly preserved by salt.

Beach Type

Sand & pebble



Nature and Wildlife

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path runs along the beach head and offers spectacular scenery.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily by the Council.


Dogs allowed all year

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Fishguard Tourist Information Centre. 4 Hamilton Street. Fishguard. Pembrokeshire. Tel: 01348 873484


Nearest town: Fishguard
County: Benfro / Pembrokeshire
Latitude/Longitude: 51.969, -5.08517
Postcode: SA62 5UU
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


A road leads off the A487, the main Fishguard to St David's road, signposted to Aber Mawr. There is a cliff path to the beach. Access to low cliff above beach now possible for wheelchairs.

Public Transport

The Strumble Shuttle bus runs daily from St. David's to Fishguard during summer season.

Nearest Railway Stations

Fishguard Harbour (Approx. 5 miles away)
Clarbeston Road (Approx. 12 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There is very limited parking on the roadside verge above the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

Garn Fawr, Pencaer (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away
Strumble Head, Pencaer (Unknown stay).
About 4.2 miles away
Porthgain, Llanrhian (Unknown stay).
About 4.3 miles away
Station Road, Goodwick (Unknown stay).
About 4.5 miles away
Goodwick Moor, Goodwick (Unknown stay).
About 4.5 miles away
Parrog, Goodwick (Unknown stay).
About 4.6 miles away
Goodwick Bridge, Goodwick (Unknown stay).
About 4.6 miles away
West Street, Fishguard (Unknown stay).
About 4.8 miles away
Parc Y Shwt, Fishguard (Unknown stay).
About 4.9 miles away
Harbour Village, Goodwick (Unknown stay).
About 4.9 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Fishguard