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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.

Weather and Tides


20 July 2017

Light Rain

Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionSouth South Westerly
Wind Speed16mph
UV Risk7
Sunset21:29 BST


21 July 2017

Heavy Rain Shower

Maximum Temperature16°C (61°F)
Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionSoutherly
Wind Speed18mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk3
Sunrise05:27 BST
Sunset21:28 BST


22 July 2017

Light Rain Shower

Maximum Temperature17°C (63°F)
Minimum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Wind DirectionEast South Easterly
Wind Speed12mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk7
Sunrise05:28 BST
Sunset21:26 BST


High tide: 04:14 BST
(03:14 20 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 10:42 BST
(09:42 20 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 16:48 BST
(15:48 20 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 23:17 BST
(22:17 20 July 2017 GMT)


High tide: 05:21 BST
(04:21 21 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 11:46 BST
(10:46 21 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 17:51 BST
(16:51 21 July 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 00:19 BST
(23:19 21 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 06:22 BST
(05:22 22 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 12:43 BST
(11:43 22 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 18:48 BST
(17:48 22 July 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Ramsey Sound) and may not be accurate for this beach. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use.

Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

Tidal predictions are © Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (