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Whitesands Bay

Award-winning Whitesands Bay is located on the stunning St. David’s Peninsula in Pembrokeshire. Two miles west of the city of St. Davids, it’s a veritable mecca for surfers, bodyboarders and canoeists who come from all over the country to enjoy the world-class conditions.

Overlooked by the imposing craggy hill of Carn Llidi at the north east end of the bay, Whitesands might be described as the Waikiki Beach of Wales, with its busy summer beach scene, picturesque setting and great array of cafes.

History lovers and Irish compatriots also flock to Whitesands. For them the point of interest relates to the tale of St. Patrick converting to Christianity here and setting sail from the bay during the 5th Century. If you want to investigate the Celtic chapel which commemorates the spot, it’s located by the public car park to the east of the bay.

Archaeologists have also discovered the remnants of an ancient forest on the shoreline just off the beach at low tide. Stumps of oak, hazel, birch and fir can be seen, especially when the weather has been stormy, as well as the remains of animals like red deer, brown bears and aurochs, an extinct type of large wild cattle that once inhabited Europe.

If walking is of interest, don’t miss the National Trust marked coastal route, which will take you from Whitesands to St. David’s Head. From there you’ll gain an awe-inspiring view of the rocky islands of Ramsey, Bishops and Clerks several miles out to sea, as well as the winking lighthouse of Strumble Head.


Guide to Exploring Whitesands Bay


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St David's Cross Hotel £90
St David's Cross Hotel

St David's Cross Hotel

     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in a national park, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of St. David's Cathedral and Caerfai Bay. Caerbwdy Bay and Whitesands Bay are also within 3 miles (5 km).

    Penrhiw Hotel
    Penrhiw Hotel

    Penrhiw Hotel

       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated by the sea, this luxury bed & breakfast is within 2 miles (3 km) of St. David's Cathedral, Caerfai Bay and Whitesands Bay. St. David's City Golf Club and Caerbwdy Bay are also within 3 miles (5 km).

      Twr Y Felin Hotel
      Twr Y Felin Hotel

      Twr Y Felin Hotel

         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in the heart of Haverfordwest, this historic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St. David's Cathedral and Caerfai Bay. Caerbwdy Bay and Whitesands Bay are also within 3 miles (5 km).

        Bwthyn Bach
        Bwthyn Bach

        Bwthyn Bach

           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated near the beach, this cottage is within 1 mile (2 km) of St. David's Cathedral and Porthlysgi Bay. Whitesands Bay and Caerfai Bay are also within 3 miles (5 km).

          The City Inn £75
          The City Inn

          The City Inn

             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated near the beach, this inn is within 1 mile (2 km) of St. David's Cathedral and Caerfai Bay. Caerbwdy Bay and Whitesands Bay are also within 3 miles (5 km).

            The Grove Hotel £84
            The Grove Hotel

            The Grove Hotel

               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St. David's Cathedral and Caerfai Bay. Caerbwdy Bay and Whitesands Bay are also within 3 miles (5 km).

              Glendower £80
              Glendower

              Glendower

                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Haverfordwest, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mile (2 km) of St. David's Cathedral and Caerfai Bay. Caerbwdy Bay and Whitesands Bay are also within 3 miles (5 km).

                St. Davids Vacation Club
                St. Davids Vacation Club

                St. Davids Vacation Club

                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of St. David's Cathedral and Caerfai Bay. Caerbwdy Bay and Whitesands Bay are also within 3 miles (5 km).