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Coordinates: 51°44′N 4°40′W / 51.73°N 4.66°W / 51.73; -04.66

Amroth
Amrothbeach.jpg
Amroth beach
Amroth is located in Wales2
Amroth

 Amroth shown within Wales
OS grid reference SN1607
Principal area Pembrokeshire
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NARBERTH
Postcode district SA67
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
List of places: UK • Wales • Pembrokeshire

Amroth is a holiday resort village 7 miles east of Tenby, Pembrokeshire, West Wales, noted for its caravan site.

Amroth village.jpg

The name is Welsh, and probably means "On (the brook called) Rhath"[1].

A long, fine, sandy beach stretches the whole length of the village. At extreme low tide you can still see the petrified forest, which is the remains of a forest destroyed when sea levels rose 7000 years ago.

Several good places to eat and three fine inns, together with the beach and safe swimming, make Amroth an ideal family holiday centre. Ruins of the castle still remain, and one mile inland is the Anglican parish church.

The parish was an important anthracite coal mining area until the end of the 19th century. Slight remains of mines and tramways are still visible. Amroth lies in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and is the southern start of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

Amroth is an electoral ward of Pembrokeshire, and a community with its own community council which covers the settlements of Summerhill, Stepaside, Pleasant Valley, Wiseman's Bridge and Amroth as well as the hamlets at Llanteg and Llanteglos.[2]

References

  1. ^ Charles, B. G., The Placenames of Pembrokeshire, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1992, ISBN 0-907158-58-7, pp464-5
  2. ^ Pembrokeshire County Council Community review

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