Pwllgwaelod

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Pwllgwaelod with the Sailors Safety pub just in shot. Photo by Neil Pinch

A short walk from Cwm yr Eglwys, Pwllgwaelod has views looking straight into Fishguard. The beach here tends to be a little more blustery as it faces the west, it has little protection from the prevailing South Westerly winds. It is also less built up than its neighbour, in fact the only building here is the Sailors’ Safety. A great place for a beer and food. The beach is pleasant enough and has more of a functional feel that Cwm yr Eglwys. There is a enough parking for everyone here and is just as good a place to start the circular walk around Dinas head.

Whilst I have never spent a night at the Sailors Safety, I would love to. It has a real great feeling to it and I’m sure has been the scene of many a sing-song and the potential for Hwyl is evident. After 500 years it was sadly closed in the early 90’s, but reopened 2006 and is now as popular as ever. Apparently Dylan Thomas popped in for a beer once, not a great claim to fame, but this can almost guarantee at the presences of at least one or two America tourists who seemed to be perpetually fascinated by the man. Unfortunately the afore mentioned Mr Thomas was a Carmarthenshire lad and has no place in this Pembrokeshire book, I will say however he sounded like most Carmarthenshire as he was an alcoholic and womaniser!