"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

Forecast for Friday 19 October

06:00


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 3mph.
E
Pressure 1026
Humidity 88%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
E
Pressure 1027
Humidity 82%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
S
Pressure 1027
Humidity 75%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
WSW
Pressure 1027
Humidity 77%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
SW
Pressure 1028
Humidity 84%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 1mph.
NW
Pressure 1029
Humidity 89%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
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A long strip of sandy beach, popular with surfers.

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