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Beaches of Pembrokeshire

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Beach Overview

Whitesands is one of the most popular beaches along this stretch of the coast. Although more golden than white, this Blue Flag beach is nonetheless a beautiful stretch of sand.

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Although a thin strip of sand at high tide, it is at low tide that the majesty of this beach is revealed. A beautiful bay of lush sand and gloriously clear waters, tempt all kind of activities. It is a popular destination for families and swimming and bathing is much enjoyed here.

There is plenty of attractive headland to explore, with a plethora of craggy outcrops and cliffs to walk on, over and around.

Car Parking

There is a car park directly behind the beach. The paid car park (£5) can hold about 60 cars, but can also get very busy during the summer. There is a shuttle bus (summer only) from The Oriel y Parc car park in St Davids that can take you to Whitesands.

Easy Access?

Access to the beach is through the car park or via the coast path. There is a slipway from the car park down onto the beach so it is accessible for those in wheelchairs or with buggies.


There are toilets onsite but charge a fee of 40p. They are open 24hrs. There is a cafe and there are often ice cream vans in peak season.


There is a cafe at the beach (Whitesands Beach House). Further facilities are in the city of St Davids which is nearby. It has numerous cafes, pubs, restaurants and a good choice of accommodation

Dog Restrictions

Dogs are not allowed on the beach from 1st May - 30th September.

Features and facilities

Dog Restrictions

Full dog ban 1st May - 30th Sept. See here


Daily: 28th May - 3rd Sept 23 (10am-6pm), Weekends Only 10th Sept - 23rd Oct and October Half Term 29th Oct - 6th nov (10am-6pm)

car parking

Paid car park behind the beach - busy in summer


Onsite - charge a fee of 40p. They are open 24hrs


Great for surfing. Various local companies offering services

beach safety

Beware of currents. Exposed in poor weather

beach access

Concrete ramp on to sand. Can change in winter due to storms - Beach wheelchair available to hire

Eat & Drink

Cafe at Whitesands



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Blue Flag Award

Beach Wheelchair Hire

Available to hire here, book online


Good for sunset


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