Quiet hidden beach on the Pembrokeshire coast path.
Hidden away along the coast path to Fishguard from Pwllgwaelod is the tiny, secluded beach of Aberbach. Stoney at high tide, the beach opens up to become somewhat larger at low tide, with a few small areas of sand becoming exposed too.
Usually the only other people you will encounter at Aberbach are coastal path walkers either en-route to Pwllgwaelod or in the other direction towards Fishguard, which makes this beach well worth the effort of walking to.
There is very limited parking nearby, and the beach is not marked at any point along the small country lane that passes some three hundred meters away (out of sight) behind the beach.
Some interesting rock strata to be found on the right-hand side of the beach, and kids will love playing in the rock pools that are exposed at low tide.
Interestingly, on some old maps of the area, Aberbach is named as Aber Ascud.
An old slate quarry existed around the cliffs to the right of the beach near a rock formation known as Cerig Duon.
Wildlife to look out for:
- Gulls, chuffs, cormorants, puffins
- Seals, porpoises, dolphins