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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.


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Craig yr Awel
Craig yr Awel

Craig yr Awel

     
    2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Haverfordwest, this residence is within a 5-minute walk of Whitesands Bay and St. David's City Golf Club. St. David's Cathedral and Caerfai Bay are also within 3 miles (5 km).

    Ty Gwyn Farmhouse
    Ty Gwyn Farmhouse

    Ty Gwyn Farmhouse

       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Haverfordwest, this holiday home is within 2 miles (3 km) of St. David's City Golf Club, Whitesands Bay and St. David's Cathedral. Caerfai Bay is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) away.

      Breathtaking One Bed Cosy Escape - Barn Conversion on the Coastal Path,
      Breathtaking One Bed Cosy Escape - Barn Conversion on the Coastal Path,

      Breathtaking One Bed Cosy Escape - Barn Conversion on the Coastal Path,

         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated on the waterfront, this holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Whitesands Bay and St. David's City Golf Club. St. David's Cathedral and Caerfai Bay are also within 3 miles (5 km).

        Sea View Beach Barn Conversion
        Sea View Beach Barn Conversion

        Sea View Beach Barn Conversion

           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated by the ocean, this holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Whitesands Bay and St. David's City Golf Club. St. David's Cathedral and Caerfai Bay are also within 3 miles (5 km).

          Cosy Cottage With Stunning Coastal Views at the Foothill of Carn Llidi Mountain
          Cosy Cottage With Stunning Coastal Views at the Foothill of Carn Llidi Mountain

          Cosy Cottage With Stunning Coastal Views at the Foothill of Carn Llidi Mountain

             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated by the ocean, this cottage is within 2 miles (3 km) of Whitesands Bay, St. David's City Golf Club and St. David's Cathedral. Caerfai Bay is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.

            Twr Y Felin Hotel £190
            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. Whitesands Bay and St. David's City Golf Club are also within 3 miles (5 km).

              Wdig Farmhouse
              Wdig Farmhouse

              Wdig Farmhouse

                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Haverfordwest, this cottage is within 2 miles (3 km) of St. David's City Golf Club, St. David's Cathedral and Whitesands Bay. Caerfai Bay is 2.3 mi (3.6 km) away.

                Wdig Cottage
                Wdig Cottage

                Wdig Cottage

                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Haverfordwest, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of St. David's City Golf Club, St. David's Cathedral and Whitesands Bay. Caerfai Bay is 2.3 mi (3.6 km) away.