Local Beaches

St Davids is surrounded by numerous clean beaches and bays, offering somethings for everyone.  There are large, popular beaches with wide expanses of sand and an array water sports.  These beaches tend to have more facilities, with seasonal lifeguard and dog restrictions.  Small coves  and bays provide opportunity for a more tranquil experience with rock pools to explore.  We have listed some of the more notable beaches but there are plenty more for visitors to discover.

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Whitesands Beach

This wide open expanse of sandy beach is very popular with families and beach sports enthusiasts. It attracts people all rear round and can get busy during the summer.

The facilities are good, with a slipway, toilets, cafe,  seasonal lifeguards and car park.
Parking can be difficult at the beach during peak season but you can park in the Oriel y Parc car park at the top of St Davids and take the the Celtic Coaster bus to the beach.

Whitesands Beach achieved Blue Flag 2016 and Seaside Award (Resort) 2016  



Abereiddy Beach

Abereiddy has a small beach, with coarse dark sand from the grey slate of a disused quarry. It is a popular beach for bathing although visitors need to be aware of the strong currents. The ruins of a row of houses built for the quarrymen can be explored.

The Blue Lagoon is a short distance to the North of the beach. The breached quarry has distinctive deep blue water and is is very popular for coasteering.   In 2012 the Red Bull Diving World Series was held here 

Limited parking is available  above the beach.
There are also toilets, and a slipway.

A mobile ice cream van and hot dog van frequently provide refreshments

Abereiddy won the Green Coast Award 2016 and Seaside Award (Rural) 2016


Caerfai Bay

Carefai Bay is a rocky cove, which has high cliffs either side. Bathers need to be aware that there are strong currents off Caerfai Bay. Parking is free at the top of the cliff and you need to walk down a steep path to access the beach. There are no facilities at this bea

Caerfai Bay achieved the Seaside Award (Rural) 2016 and Green Coast Award 2016


Newgale Beach

Newgale Beach has almost 2 miles of sandy beach backed by a bank of pebbles. It is very popular for kite surfing and surfing, with tuition available.

Facilities include toilets, seasonal lifeguards, cafe, pub and surf shop.There are three car parks along the beach. Two are pay & display.

Newgale beach achieved Blue Flag Beach 2016 and Seaside Award (Resort) 2016.