"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 and Tides

Forecast for Tuesday 23 May

06:00


Chance of rain 21%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
WSW
Pressure 1019
Humidity 100%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
WSW
Pressure 1021
Humidity 98%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
WSW
Pressure 1023
Humidity 95%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
WSW
Pressure 1023
Humidity 93%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
SSW
Pressure 1024
Humidity 96%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
SSW
Pressure 1026
Humidity 98%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
05:12 BST
(04:12 GMT)
Low Tide
11:37 BST
(10:37 GMT)
High Tide
17:40 BST
(16:40 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. 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.

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Tell us what you think about Whitesands Beach

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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