Amroth is located on the south coast of Pembrokeshire 7 miles east of Tenby and at the start (or end, if you walk it the other way round) of the world renowned 186 mile Pembrokeshire Coast Path. There is a petrified drowned forest ,which reveals itself when the tide is very low. The petrified tree stumps can be seen poking through the sand and they have been dated to the last ice age!
The coastal bus service number 350 links Amroth and the south coast to Tenby. Tenby also has a railway station.
What's in Amroth?
Amroth has a wide, south facing, sandy beach making it ideal for windsurfing, swimming and family beach games.
Walking is a popular activity as Amroth marks the southern start of the Pembrokeshire Coast path and as an alternative to the coastal path, if you time it right and get a very low tide, you can walk along the sand all the way to Saundersfoot, about 3 miles.
Nearby is the National Trust’s Colby Woodland 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.
Food and drink
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. The main village is at the west end where you can find another pub, a village shop and a cafe.
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 self catering cottages all along the south coast of Pembrokeshire, including some of the cottages in Amroth itself.
The History of Amroth
During the 19th century, Amroth was an important anthracite coalmining area, with the coal being shipped out to Bristol and beyond. Ironstone and stone quarrying have also featured in Amroth’s past so too has fishing with the local catch of Salmon, Cod and flatfish being taken to Tenby market for sale.