Afon Wen (pronounced 'av-on-wen') is a wide beach of sand and shingle, backed by banks of boulder clay and some sea defence walls. Most of the beach's visitors come from the Hafan-y-Mor holiday park which is on the western side. It can be reached by a narrow lane from the Afon Wen roundabout on the A497, which leads down to a bridge under the railway and next to the Afon Wen stream. There is very limited space here for both parking and turning. Access to the beach from here is a level walk of about 200 yards along a gravel path. The shore has very little gradient. This makes it generally safe for swimming and paddling, and also means that the water warms up quickly on sunny days. Towards the eastern end, the Afon Dwyfor emerges onto the shore, having been pushed about a mile eastwards by longshore drift to its present location. Dogs are allowed at all times.
The photos were taken at high tide.