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One of the most popular beaches in Pembrokeshire, Whitesands is a large west-facing expanse of sand in a magnificent setting, with views of Ramsey Island and several smaller islets. Ideal for sandcastle building, paddling and swimming, the beach is also popular with surfers, windsurfers, kayakers, divers and anglers.

Traces of a 6th century chapel to St Patrick are buried beneath the dunes behind the beach. The beach is accessible to wheelchair users. A slipway provides easy access onto the sand and there are beach friendly wheel chairs available for hire. A cafe, shop and surf hire are located behind the beach and a full range of shops, cafes and other services are available in St Davids, just under 2 miles inland. The coastline here is rich in wildlife. A variety of sea birds, seals and porpoises are often spotted close to the shore here. Whitesands is a good base for short walks along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path or to the summit of nearby Carn Llidi, from where there are superb views.

Blue Flag beach. Dog restrictions apply to the entire beach between May and end September. Lifeguard service provided 10:00 - 18:00 13 - 28 April 2019, weekends and Bank Holiday only 4 to 19 May, daily 25 May to 8 September, weekends only 14 September - 20 October & daily 26 October - 3 November 2019. Toilets, café and slipway; other facilities at St David’s.

Parking for 60 cars above the beach. Parking can be a problem during the height of summer, but the Celtic Coaster shuttle bus (summer only) from The Oriel y Parc car park on the edge of St David’s can take you to Whitesands.

Facilities

  • Special provision for disabled visitors

Location

51.89636, -5.29768467