Dog Friendly beaches in West Wales

We've also listed beaches where only seasonal restrictions apply

Wales

We show you where you can take your dog to the beach in west Wales.

Cardigan Bay - Ceredigion

Beaches with no dog restrictions

  • Ynyslas Northern Groyne estuary side - Large horseshoe shaped estuary beach with plenty of space for dogs.
  • Llanrhystud - Long pebble backed beach, accessible via unclasified 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 - 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 with seasonal dog restrictions
(Usually, no dogs from 1st May to September 30th)

  • Ynyslas Northern Groyne sea side - Large sandy beach with plenty of space for dogs, dogs must be kept on a lead as area is a nature reserve.
  • Borth - 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 - Sandy beach, ban in place on the southern part of the beach between May and September.
  • Mwnt - Sandy beach (National Trust), follow signs for Mwnt from the A487 at Penparc.

Pembrokeshire and the Pembrokeshire National Park

Beaches with no dog restrictions

  • Ceibwr - 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 - 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 - Pebble beach, access via the Coast Path (150 meters walk) from the small car park at Abermawr Beach.
  • Aberfelin (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 - 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 - 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 - 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 carparks or on the B4319 roadside.
  • 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 with seasonal dog restrictions
(Usually, no dogs from 1st May to September 30th)

  • Poppit Sands - Large sandy beach backed by sand dunes.
  • Whitesands - Sandy beach, pleant of parking in the National Park carpark behind the beach.
  • Broad Haven - Huge sandy beach, northen section out of bounds to dogs during peak months.
  • Lydstep - Sand and pebble beach, parking is available at the nearby National Trust carpark.
  • 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, restriction only applies to a certain area near the harbour.
  • Amroth - Sand and pebble beach, restriction applies from the Amroth Arms to the eastern side of the beach.

Carmarthenshire

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

  • Llanstephan - Large sandy estuary beach, parking right next to the beach.
  • Pembray / Cefn Sidan - Huge dune backed sandy beach, pleanty of parking and only a small restriction area.
Ynyslas Northern Groyne Estuary Beach
Ynyslas Northern Groyne Estuary Beach Cwmtydu beach
Cwmtydu beach Mwnt beach
Mwnt beach Clarach beach
Clarach beach Llangronnog beach from the coast path
Llangronnog beach from the coast path Ceibwr beach
Ceibwr beach Newport Sands
Newport Sands Abermawr beach
Abermawr beach Abereiddy beach
Abereiddy beach Nolton Haven
Nolton Haven Sandy Haven
Sandy Haven Freshwater West
Freshwater West Poppit Sands
Poppit Sands Broad Haven beach
Broad Haven beach Saundersfoot beach
Saundersfoot beach Amroth beach
Amroth beach Llanelli Mellenium Walk
Llanelli Mellenium Walk Cefn Sidan beach
Cefn Sidan beach
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