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Whitesands Beach

St Davids, Benfro / Pembrokeshire

This wide expanse of fine white sand curving north towards the remote rocky headland of St David's. This is one of the best surfing beaches in the country. Open fields slope down to the shore from the imposing craggy hill, Carn Llidi, which provides good walking.

Beach Type



Toilets are available
Including facilities for the disabled
A campsite
Cafe and shop are near to the beach and on the beach there is a slip way and a first aid post


Windsurfing and canoeing
With zoning of activities when the beach is busy
Take place on the beach
Surfboards are available to hire

Nature and Wildlife

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path north provides an interesting circular walk. taking in St David's Head with the remains of a fort and a burial chamber. and returning around Carn Llidi Hill. A guide describing the route can be obtained at local information of

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily by the council.


Dogs are banned from May to September.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

St David's Tourist Information Centre. The Grove. St David's. SA62 6NW. Tel or Fax: +44 (0)1437 720392


Nearest town: St Davids
County: Benfro / Pembrokeshire
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8948, -5.29963
Postcode: SA62 6PS
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


From the A487 north of St David's. the beach is signposted Whitesands. via the B4583. This beach is suitable for wheelchair users and people with mobility difficulties.

Public Transport

The Celtic Coaster bus service runs every hour from St. David's to Whitesands from April to the end of September. The nearest train station is approximately 15 miles away. at Haverford West.


Parking is available for 100 cars. including disabled spaces. and there is a charge.

Nearby Car Parks

Whitesands, St Davids (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
St Justinians, St Davids (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Merrivale, St Davids (Long stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Pebbles, St Davids (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Quickwell Hill, St Davids (Long stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Porth Clais, St. David's (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Ffordd Caerfai, St. David's (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Lower Caerfai, St. David's (Unknown stay).
About 2.4 miles away
Solva, Solva (Unknown stay).
About 4.9 miles away
Abereiddy, Berea (Unknown stay).
About 4.9 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in St Davids