Aberbach Bay, Dinas Cross, is one of the least visited little coves on the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coastline. Legend goes, that a farmer once caught a mermaid at Aberbach Bay and woo’d her into marrying him. Rural, yet still accessible, Aberbach is a private and usually quiet bay, surrounded by nothing but the sounds of birdsong and waves lapping the shore- perfect for a romantic stroll, hiding away for the day with lunch and a good book or a gentle afternoon of fishing.
You cannot drive down to the shoreline, but the many little lanes that lead to the bay are a delight in their own right. In spring and early summer, the hedges are full of wild flowers and abound with bird-life. As you look out to sea, at your back is Mynydd Dinas and Carn Enoc and wherever you go in North Pembrokeshire, you are always in sight of these dramatic volcanic tumps which are teeming with Bronze Age history.
Many walks provide spectacular views of Fishguard Bay with a panorama from St Davids Head to the North Wales Coastline. Explore further inland and you will discover the sleepy deeply-forested Gwaun Valley, an area designated in its own right for its unspoilt natural beauty. Ideal for dog walking.
The nearest place for amenities would be the nearby village of Dinas, where you’ll find a small selection of shops and pubs. If you’re feeling energetic there’s also a great communal tennis court across the village green.
This small and quiet beach is a neighbour to the larger Abermawr beach. Located only a 5 minute walk away from the roadside or no more than a 10 minute ramble along the cliff tops, around the top of Abermawr beach, Aberbach bay’s low tide reveals a beautiful canvas of golden sand, perfect for a picnic and building sandcastles with the children.
The nearest place to get refreshments would be in nearby Mathry, which has a great village pub that serves food.
No doubt one of Pembrokeshire’s most breath-taking beaches, Barafundle consists of picturesque beauty, golden sands, and sparkling blue waters and is backed by dunes and trees. It’s easy to make comparisons to that of a Mediterranean location.
East facing and well sheltered from any winds, this is an ideal hideaway spot. The steep steps that descent from the cliff path down to the beach need to be respected, however the prize at the end is completely worth the stroll. There are toilets and a cafe at the car park half a mile away at Stackpole Quay, which can be accessed along the headland coastal path.