Holidays in West Wales
Pwll Gwaelod Beach
Pwll Gwaelod Beach is located on the north coast of Pembrokeshire,Wales. FBM Holidays have a fine range of Pembrokeshire Cottages, if you are looking for Holiday cottages, dog friendly cottages, holiday apartments, coastal cottages in Pembrokeshire. Check out our availability now.
Pwll Gwaelod is a peaceful little cove on the North Pembrokeshire Coast. Located at the end of a small road from the village of Dinas Cross, it is in one of the most popular parts of the Pembrokeshire National Park. Turn off the A487 in the centre of the village and follow the road down hill, there is a car park near the beach. The cove itself is small and is sheltered by cliffs on either side, making it a safe place for families. The water is also very suitable for swimming whilst the sand and shingle give the beach a rugged and wild feel, you can also explore the wildlife under the water as Pwll Gwaelod is popular for snorkeling. Pwll Gwaelod used to be used as a small harbour but in later years it also became a popular smugglers cove. Nowadays the beach is enjoyed by locals and summer holiday visitors alike and the remnants of an industry past lie in a ruined Lime Kiln near the beach.
Overlooking the beach is the Old Sailors Pub. There has been a drinking house at Pwll Gwaelod since the late fifteen hundreds. Stop off here for a drink in the beer garden looking out at the view over Fishguard bay. Behind the pub there is a path to near by Cwm yr Eglwys, a beach with clear water, the path is a pleasant walk and is totally flat so it is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
This area, known as Dinas head is protected by the National Trust and the wildlife can be seen amongst the wildflowers that surround the beach. Local artist David Light has been painting the landscape for years and his gallery is near Pwll Gwaelod. He has exhibited across the UK and his gallery is open to the public