Beach
Guide

Your PEMBROKESHIRE HOLIDAY Beach guide

Pembrokeshire is blessed with some of the UK’s finest beaches. Here are just a few to tempt you…

But remember to always check the tide times before you visit, to make sure you have plenty of beach to play on and that you don’t get cut off by the incoming tide. See tide times.

Whitesands Bay

From sandcastle-building to surfing, Whitesands Bay, near St Davids, offers you fun and adventure in a breathtaking setting.

Curving north towards rocky St Davids Head, the wide expanse of fine white sand is overlooked by the rugged hill of Carn Llidi and offers views of Ramsey Island.

The beach is popular with surfers, kayakers, divers, anglers and windsurfers. It’s also a good base if you fancy a short walk along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path or to the summit of Carn Llidi.

Rich in wildlife, keep your eyes peeled for a variety of sea birds, seals and porpoises, often spotted close to the shore.

  • Distance from St Davids: 2.5 miles
  • 2023 Blue Flag Award
  • Disabled access
  • Dog restrictions apply between May and the end of September
  • A lifeguard patrol is provided at certain times
  • Toilets
  • Cafe

  • Parking for 60 cars above the beach
  • The Celtic Coaster shuttle bus operates in the summer from the Oriel y Parc car park, on the outskirts of St Davids
  • Beware of currents

Caerfai Bay

The nearest beach to the city of St Davids, Caerfai Bay is a small, rocky cove that nestles between spectacular cliffs. At high tide you’ll find it consists entirely of rocks and boulders, with sand being revealed as the tide goes out.

There are rock pools and caves for you to explore in the sheltered bay, which is surrounded by impressive but unstable sandstone cliffs.

The beach is part of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, where you can admire the stunning coastal scenery in both directions.

  • Distance from St Davids: 1 mile
  • Free parking at the top of the beach for about 50 cars
  • Small shop near the car park
  • Dog friendly
  • Nearest toilets, pubs, cafes and restaurants are in St Davids
  • Limited disabled access
  • Green Coast Award 2023
  • Beware of strong currents

Newgale Beach

With around two miles of golden sand, Newgale Beach is perfect for families – but don’t forget your windbreak on breezy days!

Backed by a high pebble bank, the sand gently shelves, making the shallows ideal for young children.

Surfing and kitesurfing are popular here and tuition is available. You’ll also find a walk-through cave and numerous sheltered bays.

  • Distance from St Davids: 8 miles

  • Dog restrictions apply to the middle third of the beach between the beginning of May and the end of September

  • Designated disabled parking on the seafront and in the clifftop park

  • Parking

  • 2023 Blue Flag Award
  • Toilets

  • Cafe

  • Pub

  • Beware of currents
St Davids Holiday Cottages Pembrokeshire

Famed for being Britain’s smallest city, St Davids is a laid-back gem. Here you’ll find an elegant 12th-century cathedral, the medieval ruins of the Bishop’s Palace, and a host of galleries and independent shops.

Solva Holiday Cottages Pembrokeshire

Featuring colourful cottages and a picture-postcard harbour, Solva is an idyllic destination for your Pembrokeshire escape. The bustling community is an ideal base for scenic walks and boat trips.

Porthgain Holiday Cottages Pembrokeshire

Situated between St Davids and Fishguard, the pretty fishing village of Porthgain has been used as a film location. The coastal hamlet is the perfect location for exploring the stunning Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

More Pembrokeshire Holiday Cottages

As well as St Davids, Solva and Porthgain, you can choose from our lovely holiday homes in other parts of scenic Pembrokeshire. One such location is Mathry, a village between St Davids and Fishguard.

TESTIMONIALS

A stunning example of self-catering accommodation, Melin Llanrhian was always a striking and impressive house… The owners have taken the property on to another level with the stunning sunroom and kitchen extension overlooking the grounds, in which there has also been much work done.

PHIL FLETCHER, VISIT WALES

Lovely, comfortable cottage in a great location. Loved surfing at Whitesands Bay and there’s a wonderful walk from Caerfai to Whitesands with excellent views. Also, the fish and chips at The Shed in Porthgain is not to be missed. St Davids is full of cafes and nice shops, the cathedral and Bishop’s Palace are well worth a visit – very peaceful. Thank you very much.

THE COLLINS AND DIXON FAMILY