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Whitesands Beach

Pembrokeshire, Wales

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St David's may be tucked away in the far corner of south-west Wales but it retains its title as Britain's smallest city.

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.


Weather and tides for Friday 24 May

Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 9mph
Max UV Index
Chance of rain 3%
Min temp. 8°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 9mph

The tide at Whitesands Beach is currently falling. Low tide will be at approximately 2:33 AM, and the next high tide will be at approximately 8:33 AM.

Today's air pollution levels are forecast to be Low

Approximate sea surface temperature:   12.2°C  

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Recommended holiday cottages near Whitesands Beach

Things to do and see in the area

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)

Places to eat near Whitesands Beach

Whitesands Beach Cafe and Shop (310 yards)

All distances are approximate

Other beaches nearby

Location: Whitesands Bay (Porth Mawr)

Location type: Rural

Nearest city: Tyddewi (St Davids)

OS Grid: SM732269

Country: Wales

Local Authority: Pembrokeshire

Parish: St. David's and the Cathedral Close

Nearest postcode: SA62 6PS

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Visitor information for Whitesands Beach, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Weather, tides, visitor comments, beach facilities, photos, nearest postcode, beach information and nearby accommodation.

British Beaches is a Good Stuff website. Sat, 25 May 2024 01:01:08 +0100