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Abercastle is a  picturesque cove and village, with a beach of muddy sand and shingle, part of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. In Welsh itís known as Cwm Badau (Valley of Boats), and in it's past, was a busy cargo port.

It faces north-west, so is sheltered from the south-westerly gales and provides a safe harbour for the local fishing fleet.

West of the beach and a short distance inland there is an  impressive Neolithic burial chamber, Carreg Sampson.

Abercastle is particularly popular with divers, which can lead to congestion if too many cars and trailers are trying to get to the beach.

Carreg Sampson, Abercastle

Carreg Sampson


Location: Abercastle, Pembrokeshire

Grid Reference: SM852338 Ceremonial County: Pembrokeshire

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Getting there: From St Davids, take A487 Fishguard Road via Mathry

Access: Slipway with gentle gradient giving easy access to the sand. Limited roadside parking, the lane can become busy in summer.
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Notes: Telephone in village. Highlights include:- Cove, bay, harbour. A short distance inland there is a Neolithic burial chamber. Take with you Lenses suitable for sea views, polarizer. Also suitable clothing a footwear for beach. Sun tan cream, bottled water and picnic.




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By: Tracey Park Section: Beaches and Bays Key:
Page Ref: abercastle Topic: Beaches, Bays and Coastal  Last Updated: 07/2009


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