Skip to main content
Privacy & Cookies
Mobile
Desktop
Pembrokeshire Beaches
Please rate this beach : Overall rating : 0 (0 votes)

Porth Dwgan

Porth Dwgan

Lying just north of Aberbach, Porth Dwgan (originally Porth Duggan) is one of Pembrokeshire's secret beaches, which also has a secret access. The shore is of pebbles, surrounded by high cliffs and it's a popular venue for coasteering. From most angles it appears to be inaccessible, but low tide access is possible. From the coastal path on the north side of Porth Dwgan, take a rough path leading towards the headland, and scramble down the steep bank to a narrow inlet of boulders which glisten with millions of tiny crystals. Keeping to the left, continue towards the sea and if the tide is low enough, you should be able to reach a zawn and cave on the left side. The cave emerges on the rocks at the side of Porth Dwgan, and more clambering over rocks is necessary to reach the pebbly shore. If visiting this beach, make sure you are aware of the state of the tide and don't get cut off!

Just outside the cove on the south side lies the wreck of the Charles Holmes (a sailing ship of 886 tons) - one of many ships which sank in the Great Storm of 25/26th October 1859. Pieces of pottery from the cargo are still being discovered.

The photos were taken at low tide.

The way off (and onto) Porth Dwgan
The way off (and onto) Porth Dwgan
Porth Dwgan - Abermawr in distance
Porth Dwgan - Abermawr in distance
Please enable Printing of Background Images in your Browser Print Settings to show this page correctly.