Beaches we love
Pembrokeshire is, quite rightly, famous for it’s fabulous beaches and many are in easy reach of Cwm Connell. With Ceibwr Cove a short walk from your door and sandy Poppit Sands and Newport Beach a quick drive away you are sure to find just the right beach for you.
A short walk from your cottage door, through the wooded valley is a beautiful sheltered pebble cove owned by the National Trust and registered as a site of scientific interest. You’ll often find Grey seals here, basking on the rocks. There’s a little river winding its way to the sea through the cove, with a perfect ‘Pooh Stick’ bridge. From here you can walk some of the most impressive sections of the Coastal Path. Explore the spectacular Witches Cauldron, a blow hole caused by the collapse of a cave roof. We often take a day out to kayak or swim here, spy on the birds and explore the caves.
A large sandy beach at the mouth of the River Teifi, perfect for a long walk and backed by dunes. Close to Caridgan. Lifeguard on duty. You can pick up the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path here, or the Poppit Rocket Bus. This beach has a European blue flag award. A partial dog ban from 1st May – 30th September. Boat by laws apply. There is an RNLI station here, we never get tired of watching them launch their boats for practice on Sunday mornings, using their huge tractor, a boys dream. Many a happy BBQ and numerous games of rounders spent on this beach. The beach shelves gradually with lots of stranded tidal pools to play in.
This beach has everything, miles of creamy sand, caves with walls of flowering plants and moss dripping down the sides, sand dunes perfect for making camps and hide and seek, pretty views of Newport town and castle, and a long wide scenic estuary with colourful boats bobbing on the water. It is a mecca for bird watchers and all the geese and other migrating water birds collect in the estuary in the autumn. Newport has it’s own wide bay so in the summer boats can sail out to little sheltered beaches nestled along the south coast. You can even drive onto the beach to watch the sun set over the sea while tending to your BBQ.
A really picturesque small sandy cove, with steps down the cliff. Parking is above. Dolphin spotting is a popular past time from this beach. The tide washes it clean and flat, great for ball games or digging a hole. Beautiful views with great swimming as the beach shelves quickly.
A firm family favourite. This beach has a small entrance so parking is just before the village with a five-minute walk downhill. Lifeguard on duty. When the tide goes out it reveals a second beach with a waterfall where the Saith river tumbles over the cliff – perfect for a fresh water shower. When the tide is fully in our boys love to do a spot of mini-coasteering, leaping from the fantastic rocks just offshore, a level suitable for all ages to jump from, even cautious mum!. Lovely ice-cream shop close by. The Sailor Arms overlooking the beach do really good food with a great view.