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Dog-Friendly Beaches in West Wales

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Dog-Friendly Beaches in Cardigan Bay, Ceredigion

Cardigan Bay

Beaches in Cardigan Bay with no dog restrictions

Ynyslas Beach

Large horseshoe-shaped estuary beach with plenty of space for dogs.

Llanrhystud

Long pebble backed beach, accessible via unclassified road from the A487 opposite the petrol station.

Aberaeron North

Long pebble beach, follow parking signs onto Regent St and drive to the end.

Aberaeron Harbour

Pebble beach, a continuation of Aberaeron North.

Aberaeron South

Pebble beach, follow Wellington Street to the end and on to Beach Parade.

Gilfach yr Halen

Pebble and stone beach, follow signs from Llwyncelyn on the A487.

Little Quay or Cei Bach

Pebble backed sandy beach, follow signs from Llwyncelyn on the A487.

Llanina or Traeth Gwyn

Pebble backed sandy beach, a bit tricky to access, there is a small car park on Llanina Point nearby St Ina’s Church.

Castell Beach (near Cwmtydu)

Mostly pebble, access via the Ceredigion Coast Path only, nearest parking is at Cwmtydu.

Cwmtydu Beach

Mostly pebble with some sand at low tide, parking right at the beachside – follow signs for Cwmtydu from the A487.

Cilborth (near Llangrannog)

Sandy and secluded, access from Llangrannog beach at low tide or via the Ceredigion Coast Path.

Beaches in Cardigan Bay with seasonal dog restrictions
(Usually, no dogs from 1st May to September 30th)

Borth Beach

Long pebble and sand beach, accessible from the entire length of Borth beachfront.

New Quay Harbour Beach

Golden sandy beach, north of the quay.

Llangrannog

Sand and pebble beach, ban in place on the southern part of the beach between May and September.

Tresaith Beach

Sandy beach, ban in place on the southern part of the beach between May and September.

Mwnt Beach

Sandy beach (National Trust), follow signs for Mwnt from the A487 at Penpa


Dog-Friendly Beaches in Carmarthenshire

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Beaches in Carmarthenshire with no dog restrictions

Morfa Bychan

Pebble with sand at low tide, access via the coastal path from Pendine.

Scotts Bay (near Llanstephan)

Sandy estuary beach, access via the coastal path from Llanstephan.

Ferryside

Sandy estuary beach, look for the “Old Parish Rd” for access.

Burry Port

Sandy beach, plenty of parking nearby.

Llanelli and Longhar

Huge sandy beach, parking available behind the beach.

Beaches in Carmarthenshire with seasonal dog restrictions
(Usually, no dogs from 1st May to September 30th)

Llanstephan

Large sandy estuary beach, parking right next to the beach.

Cefn Sidan Beach

Huge dune backed sandy beach, plenty of parking and only a small restriction area.

Freshwater West where Dobby's Grave is

Beaches in Pembrokeshire with no dog restrictions

Ceibwr Bay

Stone and pebble with some sand at low tide. Follow signs from Moylgrove.

Newport Sands

Large sandy dune-backed beach with plenty of parking, follow signs from Newport.

Parrog Newport

Pebble and sandy estuary beach/harbour, follow Parrog Road downwards to the carpark from Newport.

Aberfforest

Pebble and sand beach, access via coast path or via footpath from A487 opposite Gideon Chapel at Dinas Cross.

Cwm yr Eglwys

Sand and pebble beach, follow signs off A487 at Dinas Cross.

Pwllgwaelod Beach

Sandy beach, follow signs for Pwllgwaelod off A487 in centre of Dinas Cross.

Goodwick Sands

Sandy beach, parking directly in front of beach at Goodwick Parrog.

Porthsychan

Pebble and boulders, Coastal Path access only from Strumble Head lighthouse carpark – north east on the coast path from the carpark.

Aberbach

Pebble beach, access via the Coast Path only from the very small parking area at Abermawr Beach.

Abermawr Beach

Pebble beach, access via the Coast Path (150 meters walk) from the small car park at Abermawr Beach.

Aberfelin Beach (near Trefin)

Pebble and rocky beach, access from the coastal path at Trefin (limited parking).

Traeth Llyfn (between Porthgain and Abereiddy)

Sand and rocky beach (low tide only), access from the coastal path from Porthgain or Abereiddy.

Abereiddy Beach

Sand and stoney beach, follow signs from the A487 at Croesgoch.

Porthmelgan

Sand and stoney beach, access from the Coastal Path only, nearest parking is at Whitesands.

Porthselau

Sand and rocky beach, access from the Coastal Path only, nearest parking is at Whitesands.

Porthlysgi

Sand, pebble and rocky beach, access from the Coastal Path only, nearest parking is at Porthclais.

Caerfai Beach

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.

Caerbwdy

Large pebble and rocky beach, access via the Coastal Path from the lane signposted Trelerw off the A487 south of St Davids.

Pen y Cwm

Sand, pebble and rocky beach, access via the footpath from Pen y Cwm on the A487.

Newgale

Long sand and pebble backed beach, directly fronting the A487 at Newgale with plenty of parking options.

Nolton Haven

Sandy and pebble backed beach, small carpark directly behind the beach.

Druidston Haven

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.

Little Haven

Pebble and sand beach (at low tide), parking available in the carpark in Little Haven.

St Brides Haven

Pebble, sand and rocky beach (at low tide), parking available at the Church carpark.

Musselwick Sands

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.

Albion Sands

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.

West Dale

Sand and pebble backed, parking is available at Dale, head towrds Dale Castle (private) to find the footpath to West Dale.

Dale

Sand and pebble backed, parking is available directly behind the beach.

Monkhaven

Mainly pebble and rocky, limited parking is available at St Ishmaels Church, a short walk along the valley from the beach.

Sandy Haven 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.

West Angle Bay

Sandy and rocky, parking is available directly behind the beach.

Freshwater West

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.

Broadhaven South

Dune backed and sandy, parking is available in the Bosherton Lily Ponds carpark, access via the coastal path or through the Lily Ponds.

Freshwater East

Dune backed and sandy, parking is available eitherside of Trewent Hill, access to the beach via hardstanding path through the dunes.

Swanlake Bay

Sandy, access via the Coast Path from Manorbier or a slighty further walk from Freshwater East.

Manorbier

Sandy with small sand dunes, parking is available in the carpark behind the beach.

Presipe

Sandy, rocky and cliff backed, vertical rock strata will grab your attention here, nearby roadside parking close to the local Youth Hostel.

Wisemans Bridge

Pebble, rocky and sandy, parking is available behind the beach.

Beaches in Pembrokeshire with seasonal dog restrictions
(Usually, no dogs from 1st May to September 30th)

Poppit Sands

Large sandy beach backed by sand dunes. One of the best family-friendly beaches in Pembrokeshire.

Whitesands

Sandy beach, plenty of parking in the National Park car park behind the beach.

Broad Haven

Huge sandy beach, northern section out of bounds to dogs during peak months. One of the most popular beaches in Pembrokeshire.

Lydstep

Sand and pebble beach, parking is available at the nearby National Trust car park.

Tenby South Beach

Huge sandy beach, dog allowed all year at the south end of the beach known as Penally.

Tenby Castle Beach

Sandy beach with easy access from Tenby.

Tenby North Beach

Sandy beach with easy access from Tenby.

Saundersfoot

Sandy beach, the restriction only applies to a certain area near the harbour.

Amroth

Sand and pebble beach, the restriction applies from the Amroth Arms to the eastern side of the beach.


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