2 miles of glorious golden sand backed by a high pebble bank, this vast bay is not only hard to miss upon approaching but also irresistible to avoid.
At low tide it’s the perfect playing ground with so many goings-on. I find it’s more of a hub for activities rather than your usual not-doing-anything-on-a-sun-lounger feeling. If you are not surfing, kayaking or wind-surfing, perhaps you are fishing off the shoreline, maybe trotting through the shallows with the local riding school or fixating your gaze on the birds in the cliffs. On top of that you’ll also be able to spot tankers anchored in the bay awaiting a free berth in Milford Haven port.
At high tide the beach is completely submerged, but access across the pebble bank is still viable. During the summer months wooden walkways are laid providing a safe pathway to negotiate the uneven terrain. Even with the dog restrictions enforced during the summer months there is still plenty of beach to explore and not forgetting the spectacular coastal path accessible from either end of the bay.
Newgale is the perfect location for family fun and inexperienced learners. The Atlantic Ocean rollers ensure daily exciting surf making this flat sandy bay the ideal spot to try out something new. Plus it is patrolled by lifeguards during the summer months giving parents that extra peace of mind.
However, despite the breathtaking panorama when the breeze picks up and the mist rolls in Newgale gets hit with some of the most powerful breakers and howling weather. Then again, during the summer months it’s the perfect haven.
WHERE TO EAT
The Duke of Edinburgh Inn
Whenever we are down Newgale during the evenings The Duke is our go to spot to grab a bite to eat and a drink. It’s a great spot to relax after a day of seaside fun, out on the patio with a refreshing cider.
The Pebbles Cafe is a beach shop and small cafe located at the south end of the beach. Offering a great view of the beach from both the inside and outside seating area there’s no reason not to sit back and relax without a Mr. Whippy or a healthy doggy ice cream. On top of their delicious range of ice creams and fresh foods, Pebbles Cafe also offer a range of water-sport/beach goods to hire for the day. Head over to their website here, to find out more.
Car parks – 3 located along the length of the beach. 2 are pay & display
Surf shop – Newsurf offers surf board and wetsuit hire
Camp site and a small section of holiday lets are nearby
Static caravan park
Dog restrictions apply in the middle third of the beach from 1st May to 30th September
Let me know what you think about Newgale and what you get up to