"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 and Tides

Forecast for Sunday 24 September

06:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
E
Pressure 1016
Humidity 87%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
ESE
Pressure 1017
Humidity 87%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 18%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
SE
Pressure 1017
Humidity 85%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 17%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
SE
Pressure 1017
Humidity 88%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 14%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 3mph.
SSE
Pressure 1018
Humidity 90%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 18%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
ENE
Pressure 1018
Humidity 91%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
03:16 BST
(02:16 GMT)
High Tide
09:33 BST
(08:33 GMT)
Low Tide
15:27 BST
(14:27 GMT)
High Tide
21:46 BST
(20:46 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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