Amroth is a flat, sandy, long beach at low tide, although there’s not much more than pebbles when the tide’s in. At the western end there are good rockpools. There is parking along the sea wall and in the village itself as well as toilets. A variety of food and ice-cream is available at the Pirate pub.
Bathing here is good and a submerged forest becomes visible at low tide. The cliffs are eroded and not safe to clamber on. Amroth is unspoilt and wild, despite being so near to busier and more touristy places. You can walk to the stunning Colby Woodland Gardens about one mile above the village – these are famed for autumn colours and views. There is also a remnant of one of the gates attacked by the Rebecca Rioters.
Once Amroth was the centre of anthracite coal workings and was the most populated part of Pembrokeshire in 1801.
The first castle here was built in 1090s, which was a motte and bailey and marks the southernmost end of the Landsker LIne. There was a later stone castle , but only the gate way remains.
Amroth was also once a place of smuggling and there is an ancient tale which tells of a couple who went out after a wreckage to salvage contraband and killing anyone left alive on the beach – after doing this they turned one of the bodies over to find it was their only