Pwllgwaelod beach

A small cove of dark sand and shingle looking out across the bay to Fishguard.

There are low rocks on both sides to clamber over and numerous rock pools. Very handy for launching small boats and canoes.

You can walk along the ‘valley’ path to Cwm yr Eglwys on the other side of Dinas ‘island’.

If you’re planning to visit, check out the tide times to make sure you’ve plenty of beach to play on and that you don’t get cut off by the incoming tide!

What's at Pwllgwaelod beach?


At beach head and by the pub.


Toilets and slipway.

On shore facilities

There is a pub/restaurant/café near the beach, that Dylan Thomas was known to visit on occasions. A good choice of hotels, B&Bs, guesthouse, caravan and camping sites can be found in the area. Newport is the biggest village locally, providing shops, cafes, restaurants and cycle hire.


  • Bathing
  • Canoeing
  • Car Park
  • Phone
  • Sailing
  • Sandy Beach
  • Sea Angling
  • Shingle Beach
  • Slipway or Launching
  • Sub Aqua
  • Toilets