Amroth has a wide, south facing, sandy beach. The water quality at Amroth regularly attains the highest Blue Flag standards. Amroth is ideal for windsurfing, swimming and family beach games.
Picture: Amroth, looking towards Pendine.
Amroth is located at the start (or end, if you walk it the other way round) of the 186 mile Pembrokeshire coastal path, one of Britain's 17 long distance national trails. The coast path takes you up the hill behind the beach on an old 'greenway' before dropping back down to Wisemans Bridge. At low tide, you can walk along the beach instead, to Wisemans Bridge or all the way to Saundersfoot if you prefer.
Behind Amroth beach at the east end is a pub, The New Inn, a 16th Century family-run public house serving homemade food including local fresh fish.
Picture: The New Inn at the east end of Amroth beach. This is right at the end of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path (if you've decided to walk it from north to south), so a great place for a celebratory drink!
The main village is at the west end where you can find another pub, a village shop and a cafe.
As this is a very popular family bathing beach, most of Amroth beach is subject to a dog ban from 1st May to 30th September. Only the very eastern end, well beyond Amroth Castle holiday park, is exempt from the dog ban.
Picture: Amroth beach, looking towards Saundersfoot.
Amroth Beach is also famous for its petrified drowned forest. Occasionally, when the tide is very low, petrified tree stumps can be seen poking through the sand. They were growing here during the last ice age.
Picture: Amroth beach.
The beach stretches the whole length of Amroth village. Nearby are the National Trust owned Colby Woods and Gardens. The gardens are a must for visitors, particularly during Spring and Autumn. There are also open air theatre and family events usually happening throughout the summer.
Picture: The National Trust owned Colby Woodland Gardens.
There are plenty of small camp sites, caravan sites and a few large holiday parks nearby. There are some quality B&Bs and hotels in the vicinity and in nearby Saundersfoot. There are plenty of self catering cottages all along the south coast of Pembrokeshire, including some of the cottages in Amroth itself.
Amroth beach has been awarded a Seaside Award (Resort) and Blue Flag (2012).
ID: 1973 Revised: 22/5/2012