Facing north, Poppit Sands beach is sheltered from the prevailing southwesterly winds and is popular for windsurfing, kayaking, surfing and wildlife watching. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path starts near here at St Dogmaels and many walkers pick up the path at Poppit.
There is a cafe, telephone and lifeboat station while shops and pubs can be found in the surrounding area. There is good access to the beach by bike using the local 'history and beaches' cycle route, a circular route which passes through Poppit.
EASY ACCESS BEACH
The beach is accessible for people with limited mobility via a boardwalk from the car park. Beach Wheelchair is available to hire online. Concrete ramp with staggered barrier: 1:8 to 1:10 up for six metres to wooden walkway, then 1:22 down for 12 metres to viewpoint at head of beach.The route is provided to help protect the sand dunes and nearby mudflats which have fragile ecosystems.
BLUE FLAG BEACH
Lifeguard service in the summer. Unpredictable tide and river currents and bathing can be dangerous.Dog restrictions apply to the western end of the beach May - end September.