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Amroth Bay

Pembrokeshire

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This is a south-facing beach which is sandy with a pebble bank above the high tide line, runs the whole length of the village.

It has a series of wooden groynes which protect the village from stormy seas. If swimming in this beach, beware of the groynes.

At extremely low tides, the stumps and trunks of an ancient submerged forest destroyed when sea levels rose 7000 years ago, are occasionally exposed.

The cliffs at the western end of the beach are unstable and should be avoided.

Ruins of a castle still remain and one mile inland is the Anglican parish church. Until the end of the 19th century the parish was an anthracite mining area, slight remains of mines and tramways are still visible.

Amroth marks the start - or the end if youíre walking the other way - of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, one of Britainís 17 long-distance National Trails. Ahead lies 186 miles (299kms) of some of the finest coastline in Europe.

See also: Pembrokeshire Coastal Path  and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.


Location: Amroth, Pembrokeshire

Grid Reference: SN163070 Ceremonial County:  Pembrokeshire

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Getting there: Off the A477 at Llanteg taking unclassified road to Amroth village.

Access: Three minor roads run down steep hills to join the sea-front road in Amroth village.  There is access to the beach via a concrete slipway, on foot only, no vehicles allowed.
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Notes: Parking on the sea front, in the village and above the west end of the beach. The rest of the sea-front has parking for disabled drivers only.

 

Beach, sea views and nearby Amroth Castle.

 

 

 

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

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