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“A jewel in the crown” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Aberavon Beach

Aberavon Beach
Port Talbot, Wales
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“A jewel in the crown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Probably the longest, cleanest, nicest, family and child friendly beaches in South Wales !
The local authority actually employ a beach cleaner with a tractor and mechanical sand cleaner to trawl the beach daily to remove debris from the sand of this stunning beach.
A perfectly flat, rock-free beach with a mile and a half of promenade with masses of parking - some free / some chargeable.
Masses of grassed areas above the beach for the kids to run around. Don't go without calling at Cafe Remo's for locally made ice cream, cakes and meals or Franco's fish n chips from the best chippy in the area while you watch the world go by, or stay to witness a stunning sunset

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“Aberavon Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

“Aberavon Beach”

On a glorious sunny day in Sept we visited the beach, not having been there for sometime...
The contrast betwen my previous visit and this one was immense!
I was amazed to find a pristine beach, beautiful clean sand, no debris or litter and loads of people on it. Apparently the council "comb" the beach every nite and "hoover" up any debris...
It looked fabulous!

There's the lifeguards as well, monitoring the beach conditions, ensuring safety, using 4x4s with body boards, quads and jet skis.

Along the seafront, there was a section called Aquasplash for children with a paddling pool, some nice eating areas, delicious ice-cream and there was even a chippy up the road!

The entire seafront had been transformed with some sculptures and various landscaping projects. Just across the road is the famous/infamous Sandfields estate (one of Europes largest). So the locals havent got far to go for trip to the beach!

The town centre seemed to have an "air of expectation and anticipation" in it, the Aberavon Centre has decidely gone upmarket............

The area into Port Talbot now has the road network it so badly needed and as we travelled along we found out it had only been opened the previous week!

This road and its various links the town centre, and now completes the towns ability to serve all types of industry and commerce! Its well laid out and gives easy acess to the beach, the town and the various industrial parts! It was a pleasant drive and you could see the steelworks upclose and personal (if your into that sort of thing.

So all in all, an excellent effort by the various authorities, planners and developers to put Port Talbot on the map!
Well done, Port Talbot, well done!

Visited September 2013
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“Aberavon beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I think it's wonderful so the children can have a run around without nobody worrying the parents my grandchildren have a wonderful time especially in September they aren't too busy and the toilets are wonderful and there's a shower in so you could have a shower before you get home I would recommend anybody to go there

Visited September 2013
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“Lovely Walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The promenade runs a long way round the bay with upper and lower levels to walk along. When the tide is out the beach is lovely, just sand, if you want to go in the water when the tide is out there is a fair walk to get to it. There is a paddling pool which is open in the warmer months and an adventure playground for older children and a seperate playground for the younger ones, also there is a skateboard/scooter park which gets quite well used. We go to the seafront most days and even in the summer there is such a large area that it is never crowded There are toilet and shower facilities and a fish and chip shop and a cafe which does lovely icecreams. If you are on the seafront at sunrise of sunset there are amazing.

Visited November 2013
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“Walk on the prom and coffe in remos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Pleasant walk before winter sets in. Nice coffe to warm you up at Remos, before heading back to car for home ward bound

Visited November 2013
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