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Poppit Sands - West Beach

Newport, Benfro / Pembrokeshire

Poppit Sands West is a large sandy beach at the mouth of the Afon Teifi within Cardigan Bay and backed by sand dunes. The river has a number of slipways and harbours meaning fishing and sailing are popular pursuits.

Beach Type



First-aid post
Toilets (including disabled)
Camp site and caravan park are all available


Swimming and fishing
There is zoning in place for fishing

Nature and Wildlife

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Coast Path. Cardigan bay is well known for it's exiting marine wildife such as Seals. Porpoise and even Bottlenose Doplhins.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

Pembrokeshire County Council manually clean the beach on a daily basis and litter bins are available.


Dogs are banned from May - September.

Tourist Information

Newport National Park Information Centre. Bank Cottages. Long Street. Newport. Pembrokeshire. SA42 0TN. Tel: 01239 820912. Fax: 01239 821258. e-mail: [email protected] web:


Nearest town: Newport
County: Benfro / Pembrokeshire
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1071, -4.69884
Postcode: SA43 3LR
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Poppit is at the end of the B4546 which branches off the A487 just to the south of Cardigan.

Public Transport

The Poppit Rocket bus services runs three times a day around the whole Pembrokeshire coast. starting at Cardigan at 9am. lunchtime and in the evening. This service runs seven days a week.


There are 60-80 parking spaces (including disabled) available for a fee.

Nearby Car Parks

Poppet Sands, St Dogmaels (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
High Street, St Dogmaels (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Alexandra Gardens, St Dogmaels (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Bathhouse, Cardigan (Long stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Greenfield Square, Cardigan (Short stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Quay Street, Cardigan (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Fairfield, Cardigan (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 2.4 miles away
Gloster Row, Cardigan (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Station Road, Cardigan (Unknown stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Pentood Marsh, Newport (Unknown stay).
About 3.2 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Newport