by Hannah Craven
West Wales has plenty of dog-friendly beaches for you and your two-legged friend to enjoy!
From Ynyslas in North Ceredigion to Llanelli in Carmarthenshire, there are miles of golden sandy beaches waiting to be explored.
Keep reading to discover the ultimate list of dog-friendly beaches in West Wales …
Large horseshoe-shaped estuary beach with plenty of space for dogs.
Long pebble backed beach, accessible via unclassified road from the A487 opposite the petrol station.
Long pebble beach, follow parking signs onto Regent St and drive to the end.
Pebble beach, a continuation of Aberaeron North.
Pebble beach, follow Wellington Street to the end and on to Beach Parade.
Pebble and stone beach, follow signs from Llwyncelyn on the A487.
Pebble backed sandy beach, follow signs from Llwyncelyn on the A487.
Pebble backed sandy beach, a bit tricky to access, there is a small car park on Llanina Point nearby St Ina’s Church.
Mostly pebble, access via the Ceredigion Coast Path only, nearest parking is at Cwmtydu.
Mostly pebble with some sand at low tide, parking right at the beachside – follow signs for Cwmtydu from the A487.
Sandy and secluded, access from Llangrannog beach at low tide or via the Ceredigion Coast Path.
Long pebble and sand beach, accessible from the entire length of Borth beachfront.
Golden sandy beach, north of the quay.
Sand and pebble beach, ban in place on the southern part of the beach between May and September.
Sandy beach, ban in place on the southern part of the beach between May and September.
Sandy beach (National Trust), follow signs for Mwnt from the A487 at Penpa
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Pebble with sand at low tide, access via the coastal path from Pendine.
Sandy estuary beach, access via the coastal path from Llanstephan.
Sandy estuary beach, look for the “Old Parish Rd” for access.
Sandy beach, plenty of parking nearby.
Huge sandy beach, parking available behind the beach.
Large sandy estuary beach, parking right next to the beach.
Huge dune backed sandy beach, plenty of parking and only a small restriction area. For more things to do in the area, check out our blog for all you need to know about Burry Port.
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Stone and pebble with some sand at low tide. Follow signs from Moylgrove.
Large sandy dune-backed beach with plenty of parking, follow signs from Newport.
Pebble and sandy estuary beach/harbour, follow Parrog Road downwards to the carpark from Newport.
Pebble and sand beach, access via coast path or via footpath from A487 opposite Gideon Chapel at Dinas Cross.
Sand and pebble beach, follow signs off A487 at Dinas Cross.
Sandy beach, follow signs for Pwllgwaelod off A487 in centre of Dinas Cross.
Sandy beach, parking directly in front of beach at Goodwick Parrog.
Pebble and boulders, Coastal Path access only from Strumble Head lighthouse carpark – north east on the coast path from the carpark.
Pebble beach, access via the Coast Path only from the very small parking area at Abermawr Beach.
Pebble beach, access via the Coast Path (150 meters walk) from the small car park at Abermawr Beach.
Pebble and rocky beach, access from the coastal path at Trefin (limited parking).
Sand and rocky beach (low tide only), access from the coastal path from Porthgain or Abereiddy.
Sand and stoney beach, follow signs from the A487 at Croesgoch.
Sand and stoney beach, access from the Coastal Path only, nearest parking is at Whitesands.
Sand and rocky beach, access from the Coastal Path only, nearest parking is at Whitesands.
Sand, pebble and rocky beach, access from the Coastal Path only, nearest parking is at Porthclais.
Sand and rocky beach, access via a short walk along the Coastal Path from small car park a half mile or so south of St Davids.
Large pebble and rocky beach, access via the Coastal Path from the lane signposted Trelerw off the A487 south of St Davids.
Sand, pebble and rocky beach, access via the footpath from Pen y Cwm on the A487.
Long sand and pebble backed beach, directly fronting the A487 at Newgale with plenty of parking options.
Sandy and pebble backed beach, small carpark directly behind the beach.
Large open and sandy beach (at low tide), some roadside parking available else head for the Druidstone Hotel and have a drink or meal before hitting the beach.
Pebble and sand beach (at low tide), parking available in the carpark in Little Haven.
Pebble, sand and rocky beach (at low tide), parking available at the Church carpark.
Low tide beach only, sandy and cliff backed (watch the tide), some parking available on the lane some 450 meters by footpath away on the road from Marloes to Martins Haven.
Sandy, pebble and cliff backed, parking is available at the National Trust carpark for Marloes Sands, access is then via the coastal path heading west.
Sand and pebble backed, parking is available at Dale, head towrds Dale Castle (private) to find the footpath to West Dale.
Sand and pebble backed, parking is available directly behind the beach.
Mainly pebble and rocky, limited parking is available at St Ishmaels Church, a short walk along the valley from the beach.
Rocky with sand at low tide, parking is available in the small carpark nearby, a short walk from the carpark (over some rocks) will get you to the beach.
Sandy and rocky, parking is available directly behind the beach.
Large dune backed, sandy and rocky, parking is available at a few small car parks or on the B4319 roadside. A popular surfing beach in Pembrokeshire.
Dune backed and sandy, parking is available in the Bosherton Lily Ponds carpark, access via the coastal path or through the Lily Ponds.
Dune backed and sandy, parking is available eitherside of Trewent Hill, access to the beach via hardstanding path through the dunes.
Sandy, access via the Coast Path from Manorbier or a slighty further walk from Freshwater East.
Sandy with small sand dunes, parking is available in the carpark behind the beach.
Sandy, rocky and cliff backed, vertical rock strata will grab your attention here, nearby roadside parking close to the local Youth Hostel.
Pebble, rocky and sandy, parking is available behind the beach.
Large sandy beach backed by sand dunes. One of the best family-friendly beaches in Pembrokeshire.
Sandy beach, plenty of parking in the National Park car park behind the beach.
Huge sandy beach, northern section out of bounds to dogs during peak months. One of the most popular beaches in Pembrokeshire.
Sand and pebble beach, parking is available at the nearby National Trust car park.
Huge sandy beach, dog allowed all year at the south end of the beach known as Penally.
Sandy beach with easy access from Tenby.
Sandy beach, the restriction only applies to a certain area near the harbour.
Sand and pebble beach, the restriction applies from the Amroth Arms to the eastern side of the beach.
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If you’re looking for a dog-friendly beach in West Wales, then be sure to check out our range of dog-friendly holiday accommodation in Wales. You’re sure to find the perfect getaway for both you and your loveable pooch! Or for more information about this popular region, head over to our ultimate guide on West Wales.
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