Aberfforest Bay

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Aberfforest is a beautiful bay on this stunning, unspoiled coastline, which forms part of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The sand and slate beach is framed to the east by sheer cliffs and to the west by the Fforest stream, which flows through ancient woods to the sea. An 18th century lime kiln offers a vantage point for commanding views out to sea.

Access to the beach is limited to just a handful of local properties and ramblers on the coastal path which passes through the bay. This means that even in the height of summer, the beach is rarely busy and offers the perfect base for days spent swimming, sailing, kayaking and rock-pooling.

If getting wet doesn’t appeal, skimming competitions (with the abundant, perfectly flat and rounded slates) offer a strangely beguiling and captivating activity. Or simply sit and listen to the sound of the waves. And when you’ve worked up a mighty appetite, head back to the cottage for a roast and some time by the log fire.

Every now and then the bay plays host to inquisitive seals and dolphins which breed locally. Catching sight of these amazing creatures as their heads emerge out of the sea and survey the bay is a fantastic treat.