"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 21 September

06:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 9mph.
WNW
Pressure 1007
Humidity 75%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 14%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
W
Pressure 1009
Humidity 66%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 33%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 13mph.
W
Pressure 1011
Humidity 62%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 29%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
W
Pressure 1013
Humidity 65%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
WNW
Pressure 1015
Humidity 67%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
WNW
Pressure 1018
Humidity 68%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
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A long strip of sandy beach, popular with surfers.

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