North Pembrokeshire is noted for its range of beaches, which cater for all tastes.
NEWPORT SANDS is situated north of Fishguard about 30 minutes drive from Torbant. The beach is broad and long and is popular with swimmers, windsurfers and boaters. Amenities: parking, café, toilets and lifeguards in summer.
NEWGALE SANDS is found south of St Davids, about 20 minutes drive from Torbant. There is a two-mile stretch of flat sand and is popular with surfers, windsurfers, kayakers and kite surfers. Amenities: parking, cafés, toilets, a pub nearby and lifeguards in summer.
BROADHAVEN NORTH is about 30 minutes drive from Torbant. There is a large sandy beach which offers safe bathing. Amenities: car park, toilets and summer lifeguard patrols. There is a partial dog restriction between May and September.
MARLOES SANDS has been voted one of Britain’s best beaches and is about 40 minutes drive from Torbant. It is owned by the National Trust. Parking is half a mile away at the National Trust car park and there are no beach facilities.
Further afield are Tenby, with its two excellent beaches:
Saundersfoot with its wide sandy beach:
and Barafundle, which has been voted one of the best beaches in the world. Owned by the National Trust, Barafundle beach is a half-mile walk from the car park at Stackpole Quay.
There are many other small beaches on the North Pembrokeshire coast, some are secluded with no amenities and limited parking. More details can be found at www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk
The car parks at many of the beaches are Pay and Display.
A recent article on Wales Online showcased some of Wales’ best beaches and many of them are within an hour of the park www.walesonline.co.uk