Whitesands Bay near St Davids, in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, has won Countryfile Magazine’s “Beach of the Year 2014/2015”.
The glorious wide, sandy, Blue Flag beach, together with Freshwater West in South Pembrokeshire, is renowned as one of the best surfing beaches in Wales and joins the list of other Pembrokeshire beaches such as Barafundle Bay and Tenby to win “best beach” awards.
The area to the north east of the bay is dominated by a large rocky outcrop, Carn Llidi. At low tide and after heavy storms the remains of an ancient submerged forest appears on the beach with stumps of birch, fir, hazel and oak trees emerging and, amongst these, remains of animals have been found including parts of aurochs, a brown bar jaw and a red deer antler.
It is said that St Patrick has his vision to convert Ireland to Christianity at Whitesands and set sail from here in the 5th Century.
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path passes beside Whitesands Bay, giving access in the north to the secluded bays of Porthlleuog and Porthmelgan, both of which are only accessible by foot or boat, and the stunning scenerey of St. Davids Head. To the south the path leads to Porthselau and St. Justinians with views across Ramsey Sound to Ramsey Island.
If you would like to come and stay in Pembrokeshire and explore Whitesands and all the other wonderful beaches in the area, then do come and stay at Pembrokeshire Farm Bed & Breakfast. Our traditional Pembrokeshire long house is situated in the midst of farmland and offers a relaxed and informal place to stay – we like our guests to feel as though they are staying with friends in the country rather than at a traditional bed and breakfast. We specialise in home made, home grown and local produce and our guests are welcome to sit in the garden with a cup of tea and home made cake, wander round the grounds or talk to our resident donkeys. We are listed in Sawdays Special Places to Stay and have wonderful reviews on Tripadvisor. Do call Carol or Rayner on 01834 860338, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or check our website www.pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk