Aerial view showing some of the searchlight batteries at Pencaer

The windswept and sparsely populated community is noted for its stunning coastal scenery and for its part in the unsuccessful 1797 French Invasion.

Pencaer (SM906 326)

The coast path around the headland passes through a Second World War searchlight site, the footings of which are stil visible. There are several other searchlight sites in the vicinity.

Abermawr (SM884 348)

In Abermawr is a building marking the end of the Atlantic Telephone Cable which travelled via Ireland. The black hut next door was used as a guardroom in the First World War.

Further reading:

The Last Invasion of Britain by Commander EH Stuart Jones RN

Fishguard Fiasco by John S Kinross

Pencaer (SM906 326)

51.952365, -5.0486617

Abermawr (SM884 348)

51.971283, -5.0819826