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Newgale Sands

Newgale Sands

Newgale is a popular surfing beach on Pembrokeshire's west coast. Approximately 2 miles long, it usually attains the Blue Flag Award, and is one of Pembrokeshire's longest beaches. The shore is mostly fine sand backed by a storm bank of pebbles - at high tide the sea comes right up to the pebble bank. Towards the southern end of Newgale is the small headland of Maidenhall Point which has a walk-through cave. Beyond it are some smaller coves with rock-pools.

Parking is at one of two P&D car parks positioned just behind the beach, and lifeguards patrol during summer in front of both car parks. The section of beach bounded by the two car parks is subject to dog restrictions from 1st May to 30th September. Alternative parking is available in lay-bys on the descent into Newgale from Haverfordwest, and also on Welsh Road at the far southern end. Facilities include a shop, pub, The Sands Cafe (recommended), camping site, surf-shop (with lessons and board hire available) and toilets ♿.

Surf conditions are usually reliable but it's best to avoid high water when the waves hit the pebble bank. It's suitable for beginners, and there's always plenty of space.

The southern end of Newgale Beach
The southern end of Newgale Beach
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