"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Whitesands Beach

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.

 

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: St Davids

Local authority: Pembrokeshire Council

OS Grid Reference: SM730269

Awards

Blue Flag Beach

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Things to see and do near Whitesands Beach

  • St David's Bishop's Palace (2m)
  • Thousand Islands Expeditions (2m)
  • St Davids Cathedral (2m)
  • St Davids Farm Park (2m)
  • Studio Pottery (4m)
  • Celtic Quest Coasteering (5m)

Tourist Information

St Davids
Tourist Information Centre
Orie Y Parc
St Davids Pembrokeshire
Wales
SA62 6NW

Phone 01437 720 392
Email enquiries@stdavids.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk

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Weather

Forecast for Friday 18 January

06:00


Chance of rain 55%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
SSE
Pressure 1012
Humidity 80%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 87%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 0°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 10mph.
SSE
Pressure 1010
Humidity 90%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 83%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
SE
Pressure 1008
Humidity 93%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 59%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
SSW
Pressure 1006
Humidity 87%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 49%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
S
Pressure 1006
Humidity 90%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 12%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
S
Pressure 1006
Humidity 88%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
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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.

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