Whitesands Bay proudly flies the European Blue Flag and the wide expanse of fine white sand curving towards the remote rocky headland of St Davids has been rated one of the best beaches in Britain by the Good Beach Guide.
The tiny city of St Davids with its Bishops Palace and Cathedral, as well as excellent facilities is only a short drive away. Enjoy a round of golf on the course with one of the most stunning backdrops, also, a boat trip from Whitesands or the nearby St Justinian’s around Ramsey Island is a must of any holiday.
The beautiful Whitesands Bay is overlooked by the great Garn Llidi, a towering dramatic volcanic outcrop. As the endless surf pounds into the bay, look out for the professional and indeed non-professional surfers, who visit this beach regularly.
The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path takes you through Iron Age fields and onto the peninsula settlement at St Davids Head- a fabulous walk!
If it’s the quieter style of holiday that you are after, then sit back on the beach with a new book and look out to sea, where you can spot Ramsey Island and the sparkling Atlantic beyond.
Porthmelgan is a sandy and secluded beach to the north of Whitesands, accessed only via the Coastal Path. Park at Whitesands and follow the path round to the right of Whitesands Beach, underneath Carn Llidi.
Whitesands is one of the best beaches in the world – and that's official. Its not only the top beach destination in Wales, but ranks in the top 20 worldwide, beating the likes of Bora Bora and Natadola in Fiji. With its mile-long expanse of sand, the bay curves round to the rocky point of St Davids Head. Whitesands has been rated one of Britain's premier places in the Good Beach Guide and annually receives a Blue Flag award for water quality. Ideal for families it is also renowned for its surfing and watersports, being a firm favourite with both beginners and professional surfers. For 6 months, in and around the summer season, Lifeguards man the beach. The excellent beach-side shop and cafe provide a range of refreshments. Other facilities include parking, toilets, surfboards and windbreak hire, plus a bus service that travels back and fore to St Davids every half hour in summer months. The dramatic and towering volcanic outcrop of Carn Llidi rises behind the beach, and is well worth the climb. It offers truly stunning views over the beach and bay, the sunsets are magnificent. Alternatively, follow the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path through the Iron Age fields and on to the Peninsula Settlement at St Davids Head. Dog restrictions apply to the entire beach between 1st May and 30th September.