Birthplace of Wales' patron it is steeped in history and includes a superb 12th Century cathedral with elaborately carved oak ceilings, stone tower and fine stained-glass windows. White Sands is arguably the most scenic beach along the coast. It is superb for surfing but watch out for warning signs as parts of the beach can be dangerous for swimming. The isolated mountain of Carn Llidi creates a breathtaking backdrop and for those energetic enough to climb to the top you are rewarded with panoramic views across the county.
Whitesands Beach is adjacent to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and the Wales Coast Path.
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The tide at Whitesands Beach is currently rising. High tide will be at approximately 4:12 AM tomorrow, and the next low tide will be at approximately 10:37 AM tomorrow.
Today's air pollution levels are forecast to be Low
Approximate sea surface temperature: 16.7°CDetailed weather and tides »
Parking is available - a charge applies.
Dogs not allowed May 1st to September 30th.
Beach cleaned daily.
Daily - 28th May - 4th September
Weekends - 30th April - 22nd May; 10th - 25th September
Easter - 25th March - 10th April
Excellent water quality
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The Old Stables
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The Old Stable
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Treffgarne Farm Cottage
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Whitesands Bay (0 miles)
Venture Jet (1.3 miles)
Falcon Boats (1.5 miles)
St. Davids Cathedral (1.6 miles)
Ramsey Island Boat Trips -Thousand Islands Expeditions (1.6 miles)
Voyages of Discovery (Ramsey Island) (1.7 miles)
TYF Adventure - Day Adventures (1.7 miles)
The Real Adventure Company (1.7 miles)
Dr Beynon's Bug Farm (2.5 miles)
Dragon Activity Guides (2.5 miles)
Whitesands Beach Cafe and Shop (310 yards)
All distances are approximate
around 5 miles northeast as the seagull flies, around 6 miles by road.
around 15 miles east-northeast as the seagull flies, around 17 miles by road.
around 10 miles east-northeast as the seagull flies, around 14 miles by road.
around 8 miles east-southeast as the seagull flies, around 10 miles by road.
around 9 miles east-southeast as the seagull flies, around 12 miles by road.
around 2 miles south-southeast as the seagull flies, around 3 miles by road.
less than a mile south-southwest as the seagull flies, around 4 miles by road.
Location: Whitesands Bay (Porth Mawr)
Location type: Rural
Nearest city: Tyddewi (St Davids)
OS Grid: SM732269
Local Authority: Pembrokeshire
Parish: St. David's and the Cathedral Close
Nearest postcode: SA62 6PS
(for sat-nav purposes only, a beach does not have a postal address!)
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