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Newgale Sands

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Newgale Sands

Newgale is a popular surfing beach on Pembrokeshire's west coast. It's approximately 2 miles long, and is mostly fine sand backed by a storm bank of (mostly) sandstone pebbles. Parking is at two P&D car parks which are situated behind the beach roughly half way along and at the south end. Free parking is available in laybys on the A487 descent into Newgale from Haverfordwest and also on Welsh Road at the far southern end of the beach. The section of beach bounded by the two car parks is subject to dog restrictions from 1st May to 30th September. Both car parks have toilets and lifeguards patrol from the end of May until early September.

At the north end facilities include a shop, a pub (The Duke of Edinburgh), the Sands cafe (recommended) and a camping site just behind the beach. Surfboard hire, surfing and kite-surfing lessons are available. The curiously named Brandy Brook emerges onto the beach at the northern end. At the southern end is the small headland of Maidenhall Point which has a cave running through it. Beyond this are some smaller coves with rockpools. The beach is popular with surfers, kayakers, wind-surfers and body-boarders.

The surf here is fairly reliable but it's best to avoid high water. It's usually a good beach for beginners, and there's always plenty of space.

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