Local Beaches

Newgale Beach, just a mile or so from Rochgate Cottages

Pembrokeshire is well blessed with beautiful sandy beaches, many of them Blue flag accredited. During the Summer months the more popular beaches are now patrolled by Lifeguards making them especially suitable for families. Most beaches allow dogs all year round, some with restrictions on the areas where they can be walked during peak Summer months.

As a National Park, Pembrokeshire is still relatively undeveloped in comparison to some other areas of the country and the extent of car parking, beach access and local services can vary widely around the County. The National Park website provides a very useful guide to allow planning of any visits.

A number of the beaches are ideal for more active days out. At Newgale, for instance, surfing, kayaking and kite surfing are all very popular. St Davids is now a major destination for coasteering (exploring the coast from the sea) and for visiting the colonies of sea birds that lie on the islands just off the coast.

Newgale Beach

When the sun shines, Newgale is truly spectacular with nearly a mile of golden sands. The coastline of St Brides Bay curving around the beach makes for a dramatic setting. Just a mile or so away – its a great family beach, with Blue Flag status. There is plenty of parking behind the beach (charges apply) and good amenities, including a surf shop, pub and a couple of cafes.

Roch is also very well located for Nolton Haven and Broad Haven beaches, but for those visitors who want to really see all of that the County has to offer there is a guide to all 52 Pembrokeshire beaches on the ‘Visit Pembrokeshire’ website.

Some favourite Pembrokeshire Beaches

Nolton Haven

Nolton Haven is a smaller beach around 2.5 miles from the cottages. Much less commercial beach with rather limited parking, but more accessible than Newgale…
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Newgale through the seasons

Newgale is a spectacular beach – and not just in the Summer. Here’s some pictures of what it can look like in Winter and
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Broad Haven Beach Pembrokeshire - just 5 miles from Rochgate Cottages

Druidstone and Broad Haven

Druidstone is another spectacular beach, just 3.5 miles from the cottages which is still very quiet and unspoiled. Access to the beach is tricky, however,…
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Waves on a Pembrokeshire Beach

Textures of Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire is a county of contrasts – the geology makes for a stunning coastline, whilst the very changeable weather brings both snow and sunshine
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Whitesands Bay, Pembrokeshire - one of the best family beaches in Pembrokeshire

Whitesands and Abereiddy

Whitesands is one of our favourite beaches – good for families with car parking and a cafe right next to the beach
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