Dale is an unspoilt and eyecatching area and along with it’s pebble beach (with some sand), it attracts a number of visitors throughout the year.
Dale’s sheltered harbour, at the entrance to the Milford Haven waterway, is a favourite with yachtsmen, kayakers and windsurfers. Henry VII landed here with his troops, before marching with them to Bosworth in 1485. There is a lovely walk from the harbour, along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, to wonderful West Dale beach that is certainly worth a visit.
The village, coastal path and breath-taking cliff tops provide a sanctuary for visitors who truly want to get away and explore. Dale’s location also provides a great opportunity for offshore boat trips, where wildlife, fauna and flora can be photographed in abundance.
The Griffin Inn is a fabulous pub which provides a special dining experience, set on the water front. A relaxed atmosphere along with a very friendly service simply adds to the great locally sourced food, Welsh ales and fine wines that you will love.
Dale also has an activity centre providing water sports tuition and boat hire.
The sheltered bay of Dale is perfect for watersports - home to sailing, windsurfing and a watersports centre. Dale has a mostly shingle beach with some sand at low tide and an attractive seafront. Car parking is plentiful in the purpose built car park just across the road from the beach.
Watwick Bay is a beautiful, secluded beach accessible only from the Coastal Path, approx. 1 mile South of Dale village, or half a mile walk from the roadside - care is needed as it is quite a steep walk down to the beach. There are some great rock pools to explore and also a few caves. It is a sheltered sun trap in the Summer and a popular spot for passing boats.
West Dale is a stunning, secluded cove enclosed by towering cliffs and accessed only via steps from the Coastal Path - either by footpath through Dale or by parking on the roadside (very limited). At low tide, this tranquil little spot of sand makes the perfect spot for a bit of sunbathing and relaxing. This is where King Henry VII, born at Pembroke Castle, landed his army on the way to the battle of Bosworth. West Dale is very popular with surfers, at its best between low and mid tide - although its not for the inexperienced surfer and make sure you know where the rocks are! West Dale beach is open to dogs all year around!