"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


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

Tourist Information Centre
Plymouth Street

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

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Tuesday 20 March


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 2°C
(feels like 0°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1029
Humidity 76%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1031
Humidity 70%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1032
Humidity 57%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1032
Humidity 56%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1033
Humidity 70%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1035
Humidity 82%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
01:43 GMT
High Tide
08:01 GMT
Low Tide
14:01 GMT
High Tide
20:17 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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