"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Aberafan Beach

Beyond the sea defence and sand dunes, a gently sloping, 4 kilometre long sandy beach extends to the sea. The beach faces south west into Swansea Bay and is located between two large rivers, the River Neath to the north west and River Afan to the south east. Directly behind the beach, is the industrial town of Port Talbot.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Aberafan

Local authority: Neath Port Talbot Council

OS Grid Reference: SS739895

Awards

Blue Flag Beach

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Aberafan Beach

  • Go Ape! Margam (5m)
  • Margam Country Park (5m)
  • Neath Afan Gymnastics Centre (5m)
  • Toots Play Centre and Balloon Emporium (5m)
  • Neath Museum (5m)
  • Gnoll Estate Country Park (5m)
  • National Waterfront Museum (5m)
  • Mission Gallery (5m)
  • Abbey Woollen Mill (5m)
  • LC Waterpark (5m)

Tourist Information

Swansea
Tourist Information Centre
Plymouth Street
Wales
SA1 3QG

Phone 01792 468 321
Email tourism@swansea.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Thursday 27 April

06:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 2°C
(feels like -0°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 3mph.
N
Pressure 1022
Humidity 74%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
WNW
Pressure 1022
Humidity 60%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 14%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
WNW
Pressure 1021
Humidity 69%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
NW
Pressure 1020
Humidity 66%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
NNW
Pressure 1020
Humidity 68%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
NW
Pressure 1020
Humidity 80%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
01:25 BST
(00:25 GMT)
High Tide
07:40 BST
(06:40 GMT)
Low Tide
13:47 BST
(12:47 GMT)
High Tide
19:59 BST
(18:59 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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A long strip of sandy beach, popular with surfers.

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