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
Tourist Information Centre
Phone 01792 468 321
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Forecast for Friday 20 October
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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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Blanco's has an environment of elegance and high standards in Port Talbot, just minutes from Swansea and Bridgend, and easily accessed from the M4. Blanco's Hotel is the place to stay in Port Talbot. Details...
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