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Porthselau Beach

St Davids, Benfro / Pembrokeshire

A small straight sandy beach with rocky outcrops. Porthselau faces north west giving very good views of St David's Head. Occasionally, at very low tide, it is possible to walk across to Whitesands.

Beach Type



No facilities


Swimming and fishing
There is no zoning for water sports

Nature and Wildlife

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path passes above the beach.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

There are no litter or dog bins on the beach.


but dogs are allowed.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

National Park Visitor Centre - St David's. The Grove. St David's. Haverfordwest. Pembrokeshire. SA62 6NW. Tel: (01437) 720392. Fax: (01437) 720099). Email: [email protected]


Nearest town: St Davids
County: Benfro / Pembrokeshire
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8857, -5.30477
Postcode: SA62 6PY
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


The beach is a little way off the B4327 from Haverfordwest. There is only a rough track to the beach.

Public Transport

The Celtic Coastal bus service visits St Justinians hourly from April to September. The bus runs from St David's and will stop at the footpath to Porthselau if asked.


There is no parking available close to the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

St Justinians, St Davids (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Whitesands, St Davids (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Porth Clais, St. David's (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Merrivale, St Davids (Long stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Pebbles, St Davids (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Quickwell Hill, St Davids (Long stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Ffordd Caerfai, St. David's (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Lower Caerfai, St. David's (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Solva, Solva (Unknown stay).
About 5 miles away
Abereiddy, Berea (Unknown stay).
About 5.5 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in St Davids