"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Fishguard

Fishguard (Welsh: Abergwaun, meaning "Mouth of the River Gwaun") is a coastal town in Pembrokeshire, south-west Wales, with a population of 3,419 recorded in the 2011 Census. The community of Fishguard and Goodwick had a population of 5,043 recorded in the 2001 Census and 4,869 in the 2011 Census.

The actual town of Fishguard is divided into two parts, the main town of Fishguard and Lower Fishguard. Lower Fishguard (locally known as 'Lower Town') is believed to be the site of the original hamlet from which Fishguard, as seen today, has grown. It is situated where the River Gwaun meets the sea in a deep valley, hence the Welsh name for Fishguard. It is a typical fishing village with a short tidal quay. The settlement stretches along the north slope of the valley.

The main town contains the parish church, the High Street and most of the modern development, and lies upon the hill to the south of Lower Fishguard, to which it is joined by a steep and winding hill. The western part of the town, facing Goodwick, grew up in the first decade of the 20th century with the development of the harbour.

Local authority: Pembrokeshire Council

OS Grid Reference: SM954375

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Things to see and do in and around Fishguard

  • Theatr Gwaun Theatre and Cinema
  • Kayak King Tours
  • Kayak-King Tours 'Caves, Waves and Family Fun Days!'
  • Ocean Lab
  • Mayberry Kayaking
  • Celtic Quest Coasteering

Tourist Information

Fishguard
Tourist Information Centre
Town Hall
Market Square
Wales
SA65 9HA

Phone 01437 776 636
Email fishguard.tic@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

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Weather

Forecast for Monday 29 May

06:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
ENE
Pressure 1011
Humidity 97%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
SSW
Pressure 1011
Humidity 86%
UV Index
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12:00


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
WSW
Pressure 1012
Humidity 84%
UV Index
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15:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
WSW
Pressure 1012
Humidity 83%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
WSW
Pressure 1012
Humidity 85%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
SW
Pressure 1013
Humidity 90%
UV Index n/a
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