Surfing at St Davids, Pembrokeshire

Whitesands Bay just a couple of miles from Rhos y Cribed, is an easily accessible surfing spot that provides sizeable waves for all surfing fans.

A popular spot for surfers, the beach holds fairly large waves – occasionally up to ten feet in height, with the surf largely dependent on the angle of the swell.  The bay shrinks as the tide pushes in, so it’s best to surf here from mid through to high tide.

The take off known locally as ‘the elevator’ is found at the north end of the headland but you’ll find various peaks along the beach to surf at different stages of the tide.

TYF Adventure St Davids

The home of Coasteering, sea kayaking, surfing and climbing, TYF are the worlds first carbon neutral adventure company. Expert, qualified guides. Half days or full days. Open all year.

Whitesands Surf School

Surf lessons for all ages and abilities at one of Wales’ premier surfing beaches – and all within easy access of your self-catering cottage at Porthclais.

To book lessons, contact:
Ma Simes Surf Hut, 28 High Street, St David’s or at the beach itself.
T: 01437 720433

Pembrokeshire Beaches include:

  • St Dogmaels
  • Newport Parrog + Sands
  • Poppit
  • Abereiddy
  • Traeth Llyfn
  • Abercastle
  • Porthgain
  • Porthmelgen
  • Whitsands Bay
  • Porthsele
  • Porth Lysgi
  • Porthclais
  • Caerfai
  • Solva
  • Newgale
  • Little Haven
  • Nolton Haven
  • Druidston
  • Broad Haven
  • Dale
  • Marloes Sands
  • Martins Haven
  • East Angle Bay
  • West Angle Bay
  • Barafundle Bay
  • Freshwater East + West
  • Lydstep Haven
  • Manorbier
  • Tenby
  • Saundersfoot
  • Amroth
  • Penally
  • Priory Beach
  • Stackpole Quay

Dramatic coastline, sandy beaches, historic cathedral and stunning wildlife are all on the doorstep of this fabulous self-catering property in St Davids.  Rhos y Cribed self-catering holiday cottage and farmhouse in Pembrokeshire are the ideal place to stay.