Holidays in West Wales
Cwm yr Eglwys Beach
Cwm yr Eglwys Beach is located on the north coast of Pembrokeshire, West Wales. FBM Holidays has a fine range of Pembrokeshire Cottages available for holiday let, so if you are looking for Holiday cottages, dog friendly cottages, holiday apartments or coastal cottages in Pembrokeshire, then c eck out our availability today.
Cwm yr Eglwys is a busy little beach on the edge of a small hamlet near Dinas Cross. Turn off the A487 just outside the village and follow the winding road down to the small cove beyond the cottages. The road to the beach is very narrow and busy for cars so you could use the Poppit Rocket and be dropped off at Pwllgwaelod, a small beach along the coastal path from Cwm yr Eglwys. This beautiful little beach is perfect for families. At low tide there is plenty of sand otherwise it is a pebble and shingle beach. It has fantastically clear water and is a good place to swim. The rocks are also suitable for exploring on or kayaking around. The beach does not have a lifeguard but the sheltered curve of the shore makes it small enough to keep an eye out. There is parking available as well as toilets and an ice cream van.
Overlooking the beach are the remains of the church that gives the beach its name. It was destroyed in the famed Royal Charter Storm, the most severe storm of the nineteenth century. The storm also destroyed many boats and cottages leaving only the end wall of the church, which still stands today, overlooking the bay.
Cwm yr Eglwys is a popular beach because its location creates a fantastic sun trap which has allowed shrubs and trees to flourish near the beach creating an almost Mediterranean feel to the seashore. If you wanted to explore the area further whilst staying at your Pembrokeshire holiday cottage then you could take a trek on horse back from near by Havard Stables. They offer horse riding for all levels across the hills overlooking the bay. Dinas is a long sweeping village with a pub, corner shop, garage and a good Fish and Chip shop, look out for Al’s plaice