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Pembrokeshire Beaches

Pembrokeshire Beaches

Small, picturesque harbours, long sandy beaches that are great for walking and hidden secluded beaches can all be found in abundance all around the Pembrokeshire coast.

All of these beaches in Pembrokeshire will make a perfect addition to any holiday, so please take a look at our extended beach guide and discover beaches you never knew existed.

Aber Rhigian Beach

Aber Rhigian is one of the most isolated beaches of Pembrokeshire. There is no settlement and no access for vehicles, public or private. The shingle beach is surrounded by cliffs and set in a wooded valley with the moors of Carningli in the distance. Such an unspoilt gem is rarely found. The peace and tranquillity is only interrupted by the occasional walker. It can be approached from the coast path, but better still is the approach from the main A487 coast road via a magical woodland path by a boulder strewn stream. find out more »

Aberaeron Beach

The picturesque town of Aberaeron is situated at the mouth of the Aeron valley. Once a thriving port, Aberaeron is now a popular holiday centre famous for its brightly painted Georgian houses and cheerful harbour filled with multi -coloured yachts and boats Located next to the harbour is the quaint beach of Aberaeron South with its impressive cliffs and fantastic views across the bay. This mainly shingle beach is popular with those looking for gentle water sports such as sailing, windsurfing and canoeing. One of the best spots to enjoy the spectacular scenery is over a coffee at the beach side cafe. find out more »

Aberbach (Dinas) Beach

Aberbach is a small, beautifully secluded pebble beach framed by low (100ft) cliffs pocked with tiny coves and caverns. Located between Dinas and Fishguard, this stretch of coast is great for sea birds; gulls, ravens, choughs and peregrines on the cliffs with the occasional cormorant, razorbill, guillemot and gannet. find out more »

Aberbach(St. Nichls) Beach

This small beach is next to the larger Abermawr beach and its about 5 minutes walk to get to it from the road or 10 minutes around the cliffs from Abermawr. Although mainly pebbles there is sand at low tide and its never crowded. find out more »

Abercastle Beach

A picturesque cove and fishing village, with a sand and shingle beach. The beach faces north west so is sheltered from south westerly gales. Its primary use is as a harbour for local fishermen. There is a slipway for boats, and Abercastle is particularly popular with divers. Swimming, kayaking and angling are also popular here, but the cove is too small for 'forces-of-nature' sports. Abercastle is reached from the A487 via Trefin or Mathry. There is very limited parking above the beach. find out more »

abereiddy Beach

A ‘blue’ sandy beach with dramatic cliffs, pretty colour-washed cottages and the striking Blue Lagoon - once a slate quarry. This beach-side community, previously the home of quarrymen, now attracts visitors seeking a retreat from the hassles of modern-day life. One of Pembrokeshire’s most beautiful beaches, Traethllyfn, lies just one mile north of Abereiddy and a further half-mile Coastal Path walk will bring you into Porthgain, where you’ll find an excellent local pub and a restaurant. Children will love the pastime of local children through the ages – the search for Didymographus fossils which can be found in the slatey stones on the beach. The cottages themselves are some of Abereiddy’s best assets as they have been particularly well renovated, furnished with antiques and are well-maintained. find out more »

Aberfelin/Trefin Beach

Trefin is an attractive village perched on the clifftops between the bays of Aberfelin and Abercastle. Most cottages are within walking distance of the coast and the excellent village facilities, the weaving centre of Welsh crafts, and a friendly pub/restaurant with a childrens’ room and garden, there is even a bus service – who needs the car! Aberfelin, when the tide is out , abounds with myriads of rock pools in this little sand and shingle beach enclosed by rugged cliffs. Its own special island with a tunnel you can walk through and clear blue water completes this lovely quiet bay. The cove and little stone mill on the stream provided the inspiration for one of Wales’ famous bards to write “Melin Trefin” has ensured it’s position for eternity within the culture of Wales. find out more »

Aberfforest Beach

Aberfforest is a very special bay on this beautiful coastline, pitted with tiny sandy coves and a favourite haunt of seals and dolphins. Deciduous ancient woodlands run down tiny valleys to the sea's edge and birdwatchers and naturalists delight in the abundance of wildlife. The bay can only be approached by the general public over a long footpath. find out more »

Abermawr Beach

A little known, but large and impressive bay with a large pebble bank created by a huge storm in 1859. At low tide the beach is sandy and offers good conditions for kiting. Surfing here can also be good and is never crowded, but the strong currents can be hazardous. Facing west, southerly and northerly winds will be cross-shore and the headlands aren't too high so they shouldn't be too gusty. The beach of Abermawr is well signposted from the crossroads on the A487 about a mile north east of Mathry. The road is narrow, and parking is very limited. There is a short path to the beach from the roadside. find out more »

Aberporth Beach

The picturesque village resort of Aberporth overlooks two sandy beaches and is one of Ceredigion's favourite holiday destinations. It is an historic harbour with pretty Georgian houses pleasantly situated on the shore of Cardigan Bay, famous for its dolphins. Rock pools are exposed at low tides and the cliff top walks along the Ceredigion Coast offer amazing views. find out more »

Amroth Beach

Amroth is a charming coastal village where time seems to have stood still. The beach is punctuated by a series of groynes that help protect the village from winter storms and rough seas. This beach and village mark the easterly end of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, which winds its way for 186 miles past all the coves, beaches and cliffs of the Pembrokeshire National Park. Parking is good in the village and along the seafront. find out more »

Barafundle Bay Beach

A beautiful bay of golden sands and turquoise blue waters. East facing and well sheltered from the prevailing winds, this is an ideal hideaway spot. Its inaccessibility and sheltered nature make it unsuitable for 'forces-of-nature' sports. To find it, turn off from the minor road between Stackpole and Freshwater East where a lane leads to a car park at Stackpole Quay. There are toilets and a cafe at the car park. The beach is a 1 km walk along the Coast Path to the beach. There is a steep descent from the path down to the beach. find out more »

Blue Lagoon Beach

The Blue Lagoon is near the hamlet and beach of Abereiddy. It's famous for its striking blue waters and was once a slate quarry linked to the sea by a narrow channel but was closed in 1904 after it was flooded by a storm. The lagoon is now considered an important geological feature, and the quarry yields many fossils. It is also a popular training area for local dive centres. The coastal scenery between here and St Davids Head is outstanding. find out more »

Broadhaven Beach

Broad Haven (west) is a large, magnificent expanse of sand, which runs the entire length of Broad Haven Village. It is a regular Blue Flag holder. It is a favourite with bathers and watersports enthusiasts with pubs, shops, restaurant, cafe etc. Broad Haven's westerly facing sandy beach offers excellent conditions for kite-surfing, kite-buggying, windsurfing and surfing. For surfing Broad Haven can offer some protection from SW winds. Broad Haven is one of the most popular windsurfing beaches in this area and home to Haven Sports watersports shop. There is a car park at the southern end of the beach opposite Haven Sports and a larger car park a small distance from the beach at the North End of the bay. To find Broad Haven follow the B4341 from Haverfordwest. find out more »

Broadhaven South Beach

This pleasant beach is backed by sand dunes which are an important habitat for wildlife. Offshore is a dramatically-shaped limestone stack known as Church Rock. The stream running down to the beach drains from the Bosherston lakes, part of the Stackpole Estate. In the 18th century the estate was owned by the Campbell family, Earls of Cawdor, who created the lakes by damming three limestone valleys. In 1977 the National Trust took over 810 hectares (2,000 acres) of the estate. The lakes cover 32 hectares (80 acres) and support a rich variety of wildlife including otters, water-fowl, dragonflies and water lilies. They now form part of a National Nature Reserve managed jointly by the National Trust and the Countryside Council for Wales. find out more »

Burton Beach

Burton is a small hillside village which enjoys superb views over the Cleddau river. The East & West Cleddaus known by many as The Secret Waterway is an area of natural beauty with wildlife and fishing. Along with the other villages which line the Cleddau it is a popular spot for boating and watersports enthusiasts. Burton has a popular waterfront pub, which as well as good food boasts a large beer garden and panoramic views over the estuary to the south, east and west. find out more »

Caer Bwdi Beach

Caerbwdi Beach is a small bay near St Davids with a grassy car park and an approximately 10 minute walk to a stunning, rocky and red sandstone beach. The cove is southfacing and quite sheltered with relatively few visitors apart from the odd Pembrokeshire Coast Path walker or ranger. The sandstone was quarried here for the edging of St Davids Cathedral. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path takes you past geo-syclines, rock foldings with exceptional views across the sea, it also leads to the earthworks at Pen Pleidiau Point near Caerfai Bay. find out more »

Caerfai Beach

Caerfai is the nearest beach to St Davids and is popular for bathers, although at high tide the beach is completely covered leaving only rocks and boulders. A feature of the beach is the unusual purple sandstone along the cliffs, which was used to build St Davids Cathedral. The beach itself is pleasant and can very occasionally have some small surf. Its enclosed nature makes it unsuitable for kiting or windsurfing though. It is however an excellent place for coasteering with plenty of caves and rocky outcrops to explore. The cliffs around Caerfai also provide some good, popular climbing routes. Limitied parking is available at the top of the path to the beach or within the large caravan park. To find Caerfai beach follow the signs from the National Park Visitor Centre in St. Davids. find out more »

Castell-bach Beach Beach

It is a rocky grass-topped islet cut off from the shore by a sand and shingle beach and quite inaccessible at high tide. On the grassy plateau beyond is the remains of an Iron Age fort 'Castell Bach'. find out more »

Ceibwr Beach

Ceibwr Bay is an attractive little bay, totally undeveloped and the haunt of shy seabirds and Grey Atlantic Seals, with the nearby village of Moylegrove within walking distance. The cliff walking is high, craggy and awesomely beautiful whatever the weather or season. The cliffs show evidence of impressive forces at work circa 400 million years ago when Ceibwr was created – admire the elegant folds and scrolls in the rock face. The ruins of fine Celtic fortress can be found on the northern cliff edge. The more romantic can envisage the smugglers taking advantage of such a remote spot along with the ideal locality of the cave on the beach. This area is for those seeking a quiet holiday near the amenities of Cardigan and Newport but away from the more popular sandy beaches and busy centres. find out more »

Coppet Hall Beach

A small sandy beach, with pebbles at the high tide line. Joined to the busier Saundersfoot, this is the best place to launch from for windsurfers and kitesurfers, with the best conditions being low tides when the wind is cleaner. There are a few clusters of rocks to look out for, which become submerged at high tide. Parking is available at Coppet Hall at a charge and all the amenities you could want can be found at Saundersfoot. The beach is alongside the B4316. The ease of parking means that the beach can become crowded in the summer find out more »

Cwmtydu beach

Cwmtydu (part of the Ceredigion Heritage Coast) is a secluded cove with a predominantly shingle beach. Both folding and faulting are exposed in the bands of shales and grits that form the cliffs. These rocks were laid down 400 million years ago in the Silurian era. At low tide why not take a look at some of the caves which over the years have played host to many of the smugglers which frequently used the secluded bay, safe from prying eyes. In the last century, the little sailing ships landed their cargoes of culm and limestone and the kiln where they burned the lime is preserved by the National Trust and is easily reached from the car park. In World War 1, a German submarine commander took his submarine into the cove to surface, charging his batteries and fetching fresh water from the stream for his men. He knew the cove from a peacetime visit. The Tydu stream forms freshwater ponds on the beach, and the cliffs either side of the cove offer some stunning coastal walking. Atlantic Grey Seals have also frequented this beach - even choosing the beach as a nursery back in September 2004. Parking spaces are available and public toilets and cafe. There is a well used Heritage coastal footpath following the cliff tops all the way to New Quay which affords some outstanding views of Cardigan Bay. find out more »

Cwm-Yr-Eglwys Beach

Cwm-yr-Eglwys is a petite, eye-catching cove popular with families. Overlooking the picturesque shingle and pebble beach are the remains of the 12th Century church of St Brynach's, which was destroyed during a fierce storm in 1859. To find Cwm-yr-Eglwys follow the narrow, twisting road off the A487 just to the east of Dinas Cross. There is limited parking in a private car park. find out more »

Dale Beach

The sheltered bay of Dale is perfect for watersports - home to yachting, windsurfing and a watersports centre. Dale has a shingle beach with some sand at low tide and an attractive seafront, all overlooked by Dale Castle on the hill above. Facilities in the village, overlooking the sea, are good. Car parking is plentiful in the purpose built car park just across the road from the beach. To find it head south west on the B4327 from Haverfordwest. find out more »

Druidston Beach

Druidston Haven can be found by following the coastal road between Nolton Haven and Broad Haven. It is a well hidden long, sandy beach enclosed on three sides by steep cliffs. Access to the beach is by two footpaths and bathers should take care as there are strong currents. There are no amenities on the beach, but the nearby Druidstone Hotel has a popular bar. There is only limited parking on the side of the coastal road.   find out more »

Freshwater East Beach

Freshwater East is a wide, sweeping crescent of sand and shingle backed by dunes and grassy headlands. Popular with boat owners, divers, fishermen and surfers alike, it has a shop, pub, caravan park and toilets - all set behind the dunes. To get to Freshwater East take the the B4584 from the A4139 and follow the signs. find out more »

Freshwater West Beach

Freshwater West is a haven for surfers. They are drawn to the area by the big Atlantic rollers so it seems only natural that the beach should be the setting for the Welsh National Surfing Championships. However, it can be dangerous to swimmers because of strong undertows, hazardous quicksands,so families with young children should be on their guard. In the main season there are lifeguards patrolling the beach. The main beach is sand with pebbles at high tide. The water here is in pristine condition and home to many species of birdlife, seals and fish so please respect the beach and take your litter home. find out more »

Gelliswick Beach

Gelliswick is the headquarters of the Pembrokeshire Yacht Club and offers an excellent slipway for boats. A large sand and shingle beach, facilities include toilets, free parking and the nearby shops of Milford Haven. find out more »

Goodwick Sands Beach

Although the large sheltered harbour of Goodwick looks like an ideal flat water windsurfing location, the high cliffs surrounding it makes it a gusty venue in all but NE winds and not really suited to any kind of 'forces-of-nature' sport. find out more »

Gwadn/Solva Beach

The Gwadn/Solva can only be accessed via footpaths and if you take the eastern coastal path from Solva harbour up and over The Gribin you will arrive at The Gwadn. Steep steps lead down to the small pebble and sand beach which provides a sheltered spot. find out more »

Hazelbeach

Hazelbeach is set on the Cleddau river. The East & West Cleddaus known by many as The Secret Waterway is an area of natural beauty with wildlife and fishing. Panoramic views across the Haven - a stroll from the Ferry Inn, and close to Neyland Marina. Hazelbeach is an inlet with a shingle shoreline. find out more »

Lawrenny Beach

Close to Lawrenny village, Lawrenny Quay is a popular area for boating which once boasted a thriving shipbuilding industry. During the Second World War, Lawrenny Quay served as a marine air base and up to 15 Walrus sea planes could be seen moored on the river Cleddau. The East & West Cleddaus known by many as The Secret Waterway is an area of natural beauty with wildlife and fishing. find out more »

Lindsway Bay Beach

A small triangle of sand flanked by rocky outcrops below almost sheer cliffs. There are good views towards St Ann’s Head from both the beach and the cliff-top. Bathing here is relatively safe, although there can be fast currents if you go too far out to sea, so don’t bathe alone. Great Castle Head, the promontory to the south-east of Lindsway Bay, is the site of an Iron Age fort. find out more »

Little Haven Beach

Little Haven is a picturesque old fishing village with steep streets that descend to a sandy beach with a slipway for small boats, including the local inshore rescue boat. The beach itself is popular with swimmers and divers in the summer months, but not really suitable for 'forces-of-nature' sports. However, at low tide there is a pleasant walk along the beach to Broad Haven with numerous caves and rockpools to explore. There is a pay and display car park close to the beach and three welcoming pubs, shop/tea room, restaurant and pottery/craft shop. To find Little Haven follow the coast road south from Broad Haven. find out more »

Llangrannog Beach

Three miles north of the A487, Llangrannog is an attractive village on the Ceredigion coast, seated in a deep dingle, wedged in between bracken and gorse-beaten hills, the main streets winding to the tiny seafront. The sandy beach can become very busy in mid-summer. Two local pubs, the Ship Inn and the Pentre Arms supply good food and beer. find out more »

Llangwm/Blacktar Beach

Llangwm is a small village which overlooks the shoreline on the Cleddau river. The East & West Cleddaus known by many as The Secret Waterway is an area of natural beauty with wildlife and fishing. Near to Llangwm is Black Tar, which along with Llangwm, is a popular spot for boating and watersports enthusiasts. find out more »

Llanstadwell Beach

Llanstadwell is a small hill-side village which overlooks the estuary and the Haven shoreline on the Cleddau river. The East & West Cleddaus known by many as The Secret Waterway is an area of natural beauty with wildlife and fishing. Llanstadwell beach is an inlet with a shingle shoreline. find out more »

Llansteffan Beach

Part of the sandy shores of the Twyi estuary Llansteffan beach is clean and appealing, running the length of the village around the castle grounds to tranquil Scotts Bay - a quiet sandy beach. There is a childrens' play park and a tarmaced small path following the shoreline. Plenty of room to park in public car park. find out more »

Lower Fishguard Beach

Fishguard Bay and Lower Town celebrated the bi-centenary of the last invasion of Britain recently and have been used as a set for many major films, including Under Milkwood and Moby Dick. A mile inland, separated from the coast by Dinas Mountain lies the Gwaun Valley, an area designated in its own right for its unspoilt natural beauty. Fishguard (Fish Town), previously a Viking settlement, is small, friendly and busy on Market Day (Thursday). The small shops, galleries and restaurants are of a particularly high quality and Fishguard hosts an annual international music and arts festival in July and The Spirit of Youth Festival during the October half-term. These events include excellent concerts and workshops attracting festival followers from all over the world. The sea skirts three sides of the town, dividing it into small harbours and beaches, regattas and sailing races are a weekly event during the summer months and there are usually classes for enthusiastic amateurs of all ages. find out more »

Lydstep Haven Beach

is a tiny picturesque village on a beautiful stretch of coastline just over three miles from the popular and historic town of Tenby. This community has an interesting and long history linked with the 5th Century Saints, Norman Earls and Tudor Merchants. The village and its spectacular cliff scape of Proud Giltar and Lydstep Point provide a tranquil haven with breathtaking scenery and a beautiful sandy beach. find out more »

Manorbier Beach

One of the prettiest beaches in Pembrokeshire, overlooked by the impressive medieval Manorbier Castle and the 12th century church. The beach itself is sandy, with rocks and rockpools at either end and a pebble bank along the high tide mark, and is very popular with surfers. It is home to a stone cromlech known as the King's Quoit. To find it, follow the signs from the A4139 onto the B4585. Parking is available in a National Trust Car Park above the beach and along the low cliff at the northern end of the beach. Toilets can be found in the large car park and shops and a pub in the village. find out more »

Marloes Sands Beach

Marloes Sands is a beautiful, isolated stretch of sand with rocky outcrops along its length. It is rarely busy and out of season, if you make the effort to walk to the beach, you are likely to have it to yourself. From the beach there are good views out to Skokholm and Gateholm Islands, the latter of which is at the NW end of the beach and can be reached on foot at low tide. The remains of neolithic to medieval settlements can be found on the island. Surfing here can be excellent, but the walk to the beach tends to deter most. This means that it can be well worth the effort as the waves are consistent and never crowded. Watch out for the rising tide though as it can cover the whole beach cutting you off. Windsurfing here is possible (W-NW winds) but not really practical due to the difficult access. To get to Marloes Sands, head to Marloes on the B4327 and just before the village turn off to Marloes Mere where you will find the car park and a signpost for the 1km walk to the beach. find out more »

Martins Haven Beach

Hardly a beach really, more of a stony slipway and embarkation point for boat trips to Skomer Island. Also popular with divers and it can be a cool place to kayak from. A NT car park is available 200m from the 'beach' and toilets can be found on the road to the beach. find out more »

Monkstone Beach

A beach of fine golden sand. There are 151 steps down to the beach, so it is not accessible for the less able or families with small children. Those hardy enough to make the journey will find a beautiful stretch of fine golden sand, with occasional rocks and a pebble bank at the high tide line, but no facilities. The steep cliffs behind the beach are loose and unstable so should not be climbed. Do not walk along the beach from Saundersfoot, unless you are aware of the tide times, as the tide can cut you off. Entry to the beach is through Trevayne Farm off the B4316 near New Hedges. There is a small charge for parking. find out more »

Musselwick Sands Beach

Musselwick Sands is a fine sandy beach that is only exposed at low tide. Access is difficult and visitors need to be aware that the tide could cut them off. There are no amenities and parking at the start of the long footpath to the beach is limited. find out more »

Mwnt Beach

Owned by the National Trust, the headland of Mwnt overlooks a sheltered sandy beach. Short circular cliff top walks, a remote family beach, a 13th century church and a wealth of history make this a beautiful destination for visitors especially during the summer months. Mwnt is historically important as the site of an important 13th century battle against invading Flemish. The site was also on the route of early Celtic Christian pilgrimages. The striking prominence of Foel y Mwnt and the high sheer cliffs to the south make Mwnt one of the most valued scenic vistas in west Wales. Cliff top walks with spectacular views and frequent sightings of bottlenosed dolphins, seals and porpoise make Mwnt well worth a visit. Access to the beach is via steps, a small cafe/shop is open throughout the summer season. There is ample car parking, tickets from a machine. From Cardigan take the B4548 to Gwbert, after going through Gwbert head for Y Ferwig (you pass Cardigan Island Farm on your left) after a mile or so you pick up signs for Mwnt. These roads are very narrow so take care. find out more »

New Quay Beach

Set at the southern end of Cardigan Bay, New Quay is a small picturesque but popular seaside destination for the whole family. The village and surrounding area features, expansive sandy beaches, coastal walks and also its family of Bottlenose Dolphins, that remain here throughout the year. The Ceredigion Coast offers the opportunity for the nature lover to see the Red Kite glide high across the cliff tops looking for it's prey, watch the rare species of sea-life and birds from the lookout post above Birds Rock. The main beach which has been given a blue flag award has a beach cafe serving hot & cold drinks, light snacks and most beach accessories, toilets with disabled access and shower are available at the top of the footpath that leads down to the main beach. Ample car parking is available around the village, all are ticket machines, disabled parking is available above the main beach but is limited. find out more »

Newgale Beach

Newgale provides the ideal location for watersports. There is always plenty of space on the long, two mile stretch of flat sand and whilst the Atlantic Ocean rollers ensure some exciting surf, it is an ideal beach for the young and not so expert. The beach is patrolled by lifeguards during the school holidays. There is a cafe at both ends of the beach, the Duke of Edinburgh Inn is next to Newsurf and Big Blue on the seafront and there are regular visits by the ice cream van in the summer. There is ample parking with seasonal charges. It is easy to find, lying midway between Haverfordwest and St Davids on the main A487 road. find out more »

Newport Parrog Beach

This large, picturesque horseshoe shaped bay is generally well protected from the winds and waves that pound much of the Pembrokeshire coastline. The historic town of Newport stands near the mouth of the River Nevern where there are 2 beaches - one on each side of the estuary. The Parrog is on the Southern side, and although this is the more sheltered beach, unpredictable currents make bathing dangerous. However, the area is rich in prehistoric sites, including Pentre Ifan burial chamber. To find the beach follow the signs from Newport and the A487. Free parking is available close to the beach and the usual seaside town amenities are also available. find out more »

Newport Sands Beach

A superb long stretch of beach with lots of room to play games and sail boats. The beach is backed by a popular golf course with club house. At low tide you can walk across the estuary to Newport Parrog, and the walk around the river bank through a bird sanctuary to the road bridge crossing is always enjoyable. Visitors should be careful of dangerous currents around the river. Nature has given Newport a spectacular setting of sea, castle and the towering Carn Ingli – at 1100-feet this makes for a wonderful view from the beach. Access to the beach is easy – no steps or cliffs. Access is via well signposted minor roads from the A487 to the east of the centre of Newport. There is a large National Park car park above the beach and limited parking on the sand (there is a charge for parking in the summer months). There are toilets, a lifeguard station with inshore rescue boats, manned in summer months and basic lifesaving equipment above the beach at other times of year. find out more »

Neyland Beach

At Neyland there is an impressive marina and waterfront development - Brunel Quay. In the last few years, Neyland has been established as a major sailing & watersports centre. Alongside the marina are attractive homes, a popular waterside cafe & bar, and a nearby nature reserve. There is a fine promenade and picnic area, with superb views of the Cleddau Bridge and the busy waterway. find out more »

Nolton Haven Beach

The sheltered shingle cove of Nolton Haven is unsuitable for 'forces-of-nature' sports, but as with all the beaches in this area offers a good starting point for some cliff top walks along parts of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. A red flag flying warns of danger to swimmers. There is a car park opposite the beach. The Mariners Arms - a few yards from the beach, offers good food and refreshments. Nolton Haven can be found on the coast road between Newgale and Broad Haven, or by following the signs from the A487. find out more »

Penally Beach

Penally is a large sandy beach with dunes running its length. There is no lifeguard cover but there is an emergency phone and safety equipment available. There is a sand bank half way along the beach - care must be taken as the tide can quickly come in and leave bathers stranded. Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round - there are no dog litter bins so please be a responsible dog owner and clean-up after your dog. Beach Facilities: Toilets (including disabled), Parking is available for 50 cars (including disabled spaces). Public Transport: There is a bus from Tenby. find out more »

Penbryn Beach

Penbryn is owned by the National Trust. The beach is almost a mile in length. There is a turning circle and dropping off point at the beach edge for disabled visitors, which should be kept clear for any emergency vehicles. Penbryn is about 9 miles north of Cardigan. There is a car park on Llanborth Farm as you arrive, some 400 metres from the beach. The National Trust charge a small fee for parking. There's also a cafe and shop here. The walk down to the beach is either on the lane, or follow the footpath signs from the back of the car park [behind the cafe] which takes you into a beautiful wooded valley, full of wood anenomes in the spring. This shady path suddenly opens up to the wide expanse of the beach and the sound of the waves, a lovely approach to the beach. find out more »

Pendine Beach

Pendine is a very long, sandy, straight beach edged by a belt of sand dunes. From the beach there are clear views across Carmarthen Bay to the Gower and Tenby. The shoreline is gently shelving but inflatables are a problem, particularly with offshore winds. Pendine is famous as a venue for land speed attempts and racing but recently Carmarthenshire County Council,in conjunction with the other beach owners (MOD and Pendine Community Council) have prohibited vehicles and wind powered craft from the beach following concern over safety issues.  find out more »

Poppit Beach

Situated at the mouth of the Teifi estuary, Poppit Sands is a very large expanse of sand, which marks the northern border of Pembrokeshire and the northern end of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. The proximity of the beach to the town of Cardigan has made it a very popular venue for visitors, but bathers should be aware of dangerous currents and heed the warning signs and lifeguard flags. The beach is backed by sand dunes and mudflats, both of which are sensitive, fragile environments important to wildlife, so should be avoided. Facilities close to the beach are good and include a large car park. To find it, follow the B4546 from south of the River Teifi in Cardigan. It is also possible to launch from the boat yard in Gwbert on the northern side of the estuary. find out more »

Porthclais Beach

A small cove popular with divers and kayakers with lots of climbing routes on the surrounding cliffs. Again, as with all the beaches in this area also a popular place from which to explore parts of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. There is a car park with an ice-cream van in the summer but very few other amenities. To find Porthclais follow the small road leading SW from The Cross Square in St. Davids. find out more »

Porthgain Beach

Porthgain is one of the most individual places in Pembrokeshire, with superb coastal scenery and an unpretentious mixture of traditional, Victorian and later style houses, and a man-made 19th century harbour. Today you can still see evidence of Porthgain's industrial past. It is still a thriving, if tiny, community of fishermen with an artist's gallery, picturesque pub with excellent beer and food, and an award winning fish restaurant. The harbour is sandy-bottomed and at low tide there is a small stretch of sand, but is not a bathing beach. find out more »

Porthmelgan Beach

Porthmelgan is a sandy and secluded beach close to Whitesands. Access is along the coastal path from St Davids or the car park at Whitesands. find out more »

Porthsele Beach

Porthsele beach lies between St. Justinian and Whitesands and can only be reached by walking round the cliff path unless you get permission from Pencarnan farm to cross their land. find out more »

Pwllgwaelod  Beach

A small sandy beach with cliffs on either side means that the west facing Pwllgwaelod is unsuitable for most 'forces-of-nature' sports. The beach does however offer good views across Fishguard Bay to Fishguard Harbour and a short walk of a kilometre or so takes you across the southern end of Dinas Island to the beach at Cwm-yr-Eglwys. This walk is a hard surfaced path, particularly easy and suitable for wheelchairs. Dinas Island, owned by the National Trust, has a scenice circular walk of around 3 miles. To find Pwllgwaelod follow the narrow, twisty road from the centre of Dinas Cross (on the A487) to Pwllgwaelod. There are two car parks at the beach, one either side of the road. Toilets and a restaurant can be found just above the beach. find out more »

Sandy Haven Beach

A large expanse of subtly coloured sand is revealed at this estuary when the tide retreats. Bathing is considered generally safe but swift currents do arise at some stages of the tide. There are no toilets here. There is a small, free car park on the grass which is adjacent to the footpath. On the Western side, there is another slipway and parking maybe available on the shingle. find out more »

Saundersfoot Beach

This large, south east facing beach of golden sand is one of the most popular stretches of coastline in Pembrokeshire. Bathing here is generally safe, and Saundersfoot is very popular with families. Most windsurfers launch from Coppet Hall. Being a lively tourist beach, all the expected amenities are found close to the beach, including shops, cafes and ice cream parlours. There is disabled access to the beach, with disabled toilet facilities nearby. Dog restrictions are enforced between 1 May and 30 September, and lifeguards are on duty from the end of June to the end of September. find out more »

Solva Beach

Solva is a beautiful rocky inlet which floods, except at low tide, providing a sheltered, safe anchorage for yachts and pleasure craft. Not surprisingly this fine natural harbour has given the village a long seafaring tradition. It doesn't have a particularly good beach - at low tide there is a small stretch of sand, but the picturesque little harbour provides a pleasant afternoon for watching the small boats coming and going. A busy little village in the summer, with plenty of cafes, restaurants, pubs and gift shops. Solva is just east of St Davids on the A487 Haverfordwest Road. Parking is on the harbour front. find out more »

St. Brides Haven Beach

St Brides Haven is a small cove with sand exposed at low tide and shingle/pebbles further up the beach. It is excellentfor bathing, but isn't so good for 'Force-of-Nature' sports. The rockpools are interesting though and the cove provides good views aross St Brides Bay. Interesting features near the beach include an early Christian Cemetery with stone lined graves and the remains of an old limekiln. To find it follow one of the small lanes that lead off the B4327. There is limited car parking available by the church. Toilets can be found above the beach. find out more »

St. Dogmaels Beach

Near the mouth of the River Teifi, on the southern side opposite Cardigan, stands St Dogmaels. It is essentially a seafaring village, as examination of headstones in the churchyard will testify. The remains of an Abbey founded by Robert Fitz-Martin in the 12th century are worth a visit. Poppit Sands a little further down the estuary has a beautiful and extensive beach which denotes the start (or the end!) of the 186-mile Pembrokeshire Coast Path. find out more »

Stackpole Quay Beach

The quay was built in the 18th century, to ship out limestone from the nearby quarry and bring in luxury goods for Stackpole Court. The National Trust has converted the nearby farm buildings into holiday cottages, while the quarry is now used for outdoor educational activities.The small offshore island shows a spectacular fold in the layers of Carboniferous Limestone, caused by continents colliding 290 million years ago. Close to the village are interesting areas of woodland - Castle Dock, Cheriton Bottom, Caroline Grove and Lodge Park - which were planted as part of the estate 200 years ago.There are species here from all over the world, many of them brought in from Londons Kew Gardens. The woods are managed by the National Trust, who have created several miles of pathways for horses and walkers. find out more »

Tenby Castle Beach

Tenby is Pembrokeshire's main holiday resort, and its beaches reflect this. They provide plenty of facilities, are winners of various environmental awards, and are often quite crowded. The resort of Tenby consists of four beaches: North Beach, Harbour beach, Castle Beach and South Beach. Castle Beach lies in the cove between Castle Hill and the East Cliff. At low tides it is possible to walk out to St Catherine's island, but take care that the tide does not cut you off. Castle Beach is only a short walk from town but the slipway sports a café, hire facility, deck chair rental and toilets. The beach is patrolled by a Lifeguard (10am-6pm) during the summer season and boat trips to Caldey Island run from the beach at low tide. find out more »

Tenby Harbour Beach

Small, picturesque and brightly coloured by the neat painted cottages and spectrum of summer sail, Tenby harbour has a magnetic attraction. To sit on the harbour wall watching fishermen cast their lines and the boats sailing to and from Caldey Island is a pleasureable way of whiling away the time. Alternatively, you can explore the lifeboat station, passing Laston House on the way where, in the 19th century, Sir William Paxton played his part in helping to put Tenby on the map as a fashionable resort. The Tenby Harbour Walk starts from outside St Julian’s Chapel, Tenby Harbour. Tickets are available from Cofion Bookshop, next to the Tudor Merchant’s House or the Harbour Cafe. find out more »

Tenby North Beach

Tenby is Pembrokeshire's main holiday resort, and its beaches reflect this. They provide plenty of facilities, are winners of various environmental awards, and are often quite crowded. The resort of Tenby consists of four beaches: North Beach, Harbour beach, Castle Beach and South Beach. North Beach consists of a sweep of golden sand, with occasional rocks, including the prominent Goscar Rock, dotting the beach. The harbour and castle are at the southern end of the beach which is well sheltered from the prevailing winds. Access to the beach is good, but parking close to North Beach especially during peak times can be difficult. find out more »

Tenby South Beach

Tenby is Pembrokeshire's main holiday resort, and its beaches reflect this. They provide plenty of facilities, are winners of various environmental awards, and are often quite crowded. The resort of Tenby consists of four beaches: North Beach, Harbour beach, Castle Beach and South Beach. The mile long stretch of sand that is Tenby South Beach is much larger and much quieter than Tenby North. It is also more exposed and therefore offers better windsurfing and kite-surfing conditions. This beach is a firm favourite with holidaymakers. The beach, which is backed by cliffs on which the town stands, offers unlimited views of Caldey Island which is inhabited by monks. Facilities are very good. find out more »

Traethllyfn Beach

An impressive sandy beach surrounded by equally impressive cliffs and headlands. When rough, there can be some pretty nasty rips at this beach making it unsuitable for swimming. Part of the beach can get cut off at high tide too, so watch out. To find it drive to either Porthgain and take the Coastal Path to the beach, or alternatively you can park at Abereiddy and take the 1 km walk along the Coast Path to Traethllyfn. Steep metal steps lead down to beach. (NB: No longer National Trust parking near Ynys Barry Farm. Only walkers allowed through the farm.) find out more »

Tresaith Beach

Tresaith is a delightful little beach and has only a cafe and public house. Car parking is very limited, so you'll have to get there early or other car parking is available at the top of the hill. The beach is of sand and plenty of it and ideal for swimming. At the Beachcomber Cafe you can get hot and cold drinks and light snacks, wet suits, buckets & spades etc. Meals can also be obtained from The Ship Public House which overlooks the beach. Please note that there are no disability parking facilities near the beach. Tresaith is 2 miles north of Aberporth. find out more »

Watch House Bay Beach

A small sandy cove, (to the left of the sands of Lindsway Bay - main beachshown in the picture), which can be accessed from the sea only. find out more »

Watwick Bay Beach

A fine sheltered, secluded beach with lovely sands. A half mile footpath and then a steep walk down to the beach find out more »

West Angle Bay Beach

A quiet secluded bay to the east of the village of Angle. The calm waters at east Angle bay is a bird watchers paradise, perfect for a sunny afternoon of watching the boats come and go. The other side of the village offers West Angle bay, this picturesque, sandy beach overlooks Thorn Island, and is met by The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path from both sides. With no more than a mile between the two bays, Angle offers the enthusiastic tourist a neverending list of activities, from walking The Coast Path, to swimming in the sea and exploring the hidden castles! Take the B4320 from Pembroke to Angle village from where there are signposts to the beach. There is a free National Park car park above the beach. A campsite can be found in Angle just behind the church. find out more »

West Dale Beach

West Dale is a stunning, secluded cove, but its sand and shingle beach can be dangerous to swimmers because of undertows and unpredictable currents and hidden rocks. Access is via road or footpath through Dale. There are no amentities at the beach, but the nearby village of Dale has a pub, public toilets etc. Limited parking is available along the roadside, from where it is a 10 minute walk along the Coast path to the beach. find out more »

Whitesands Beach

Whitesands, or to give it its welsh name Traeth Mawr, is consistently rated one of Wales' very best beaches. A large sandy beach in a magnificent setting, Whitesands is well known for it's views, glorious sunsets and crystal clear water. It is understandably popular, with swimming and surfing areas designated by the lifeguards who patrol here during the summer months. If you can drag yourself away from the beach, there are some stunning walks with memorable views over the St Davids Penisula and Ramsey Island. There is a large car park right on the beach which in the summer often has a long queue to get into it - fees are payable. There is a shop, cafe and toilets in the car park. To find Whitesands follow the signs (and everyone else) from St Davids. find out more »

Wisemans Bridge Beach

Wisemans Bridge is wide and mostly sandy with some rocky stretches. Its claim to fame is that it was used in 1944 for rehearsals of the D Day landings under the watchful eye of Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill himself. At low tide it is possible to walk to neighbouring Saundersfoot. Very limited sea shore parking which is in demand in busy summer months. find out more »

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