Newgale beach is one of the biggest and most popular beaches in Pembrokeshire. With a stunning two miles of sand it’s a hit with every type of visitor.
A tall pebble bank that shields the village and road behind backs the long stretch of Blue Flag sand, which is revealed at lower tides. The pebble bank is said to have been created during the great storm of 1859 that lashed the Pembrokeshire coast. At high tide, the beach can entirely vanish so it is important to check tide times.
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The beach is also known for strong intermittent currents, so caution is always advised.
This west facing beach catches the wind and so is exceptionally popular with wind and kite surfers.
Access to the beach is over the large bank of pebbles, so not for the infirm. There is a slight path that runs from the car park to the beach, which may enable easier access.
There are car parks dotted along the beach, the biggest being at each end of the beach.
There are three lots of toilets here. Opposite the Duke of Edinburgh offer disabled but no baby changing facilities. They are open 8am – 7pm from April to October, but are closed other times. Newgale central offer disabled but no baby changing facilities. They are open 8am – 7pm throughout the year. Newgale Pebbles are open 24hrs a day between April and October but have no disabled or baby changing facilities.
There are lifeguards here at peak season.
Behind the beach there is a shop, cafe and pub (Duke of Edinburgh).
Restrictions apply to the middle third of the beach between 1st May and 30th September, but dogs are allowed on either end of the beach during this period.
Dog restrictions 1st May - 30th Sept. See here
Daily: 17th June - 3rd Sept 23 (10am-6pm)
3 Car parks along the beach
Three lots of toilets here - check description above
Popular with surfers, hire from Newsurf
Strong currents, exposed in poor weather
Pub, cafe and shop
Good night fishing through the summer months
Blue Flag Award
Available to hire here, book online
Good for sunset