Cwm yr Eglwys is a pretty cove on the north side of the Dinas Head peninsula between Fishguard and Newport, Pembrokeshire.
The small beach is mostly shingle and pebbles with safe bathing, a narrow slipway for launching small boats and a shallow stream running down the right hand side into the sea. On the opposite side of the cove there is a small waterfall.
There is access to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path which runs all round the peninsula. From Cwm Yr Eglwys you can walk round Dinas Island to Pwll Gwaelod or towards Fishguard; or you can walk to Newport Parrog, or Newport Traeth Mawr (beach) from where there are spectacular views looking across Newport bay to Dinas Island.
The remains of the 12th Century church of St. Brynach above the beach are a popular attraction. Now only the west wall and the graveyard remain as the church was destroyed during a violent storm in October 1859.
The annual inshore regatta is a popular event in the summer with families taking part in a whole day of events including swimming races, rowing races and sandcastle competitions.
Car parking: There is a public car park close to the beach (charged in summer)
Food: The Old Sailors pub/restaurant/café is nearby at Pwllgwaelod. Dinas has a garage, shop, pub and chip shop and there are plenty of cafes, restaurants and shops in Newport.
Toilets are located in the village
Lifeguards: No lifeguards at Cwm yr Eglwys
Dogs are allowed but please be considerate to other beach users and remember you must always clean up after your dog.
Awards: Green Coast and Seaside Award (Rural).
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