About Whitesands Beach

Overlooked by the imposing craggy hill of Carn Llidi, this wide expanse of fine white sand curves north towards the remote rocky headland of St Davids Head.

This is one of the best surfing beaches in the country and therefore very popular. The surf ‘break’ is at the northern end and on busy days there are canoeists, surfers and body boarders competing for the best waves.

At this end, there’s a rocky promontory to climb on. At the quieter south end, there are some nicely sheltered bays.

Dog restrictions apply to the entire length of the beach between 1st May and 30thSeptember. Check out the map of the beach. 

If you’re planning to visit, check out the tide times to make sure you’ve plenty of beach to play on and that you don’t get cut off by the incoming tide!

What's at Whitesands Beach

Blue Flag Beach 2019 and Seaside Award (Resort) 2019.

Alongside the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park footpath (named in 'top 10' sights in UK out of 500 by 'Lonely Planet' guide 2019).

St Davids City Council Car Park (£5 a vehicle) above the beach.

Celtic Coaster shuttle bus (every 15 minutes during summer holidays) from Whitesands to Oriel y Parc car park on the edge of St Davids.

Beach facilities include Council toilets (40p) and a café (St Davids City Council). Lifeguards patrol between end of May and the beginning of September. There is a slipway.

Nearest other facilities are in the city of St Davids:  St Davids is a popular city; it earns its city status from the magnificent St Davids Cathedral built, along the banks of the Rive Alun, in 12th Century. 

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Visitor Centre (open all year), numerous cafes, pubs and restaurants, many interesting shops and a good choice of hotels, caravan parks, B&Bs and self catering in St Davids.

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