Space to spread out and do your favourite thing! We like SURFING but also walking the Pembrokeshire and Wales Coast Paths, dog walking, Windsurfing, Kitesurfing, Kayaking, beach horseriding, fishing, BBQ’s and watching the amazing sunsets.
Newgale is probably the best surfing beach in Pembrokeshire for learning and improving your surfing.
Good waves break in several locations along the 2 mile stretch of sand backed by the pebble bank which runs along the coast road.
If you leave London on the M4 and keep heading west you will arrive at Newgale Via Cardiff, Swansea, Carmarthen and Haverfordwest and finally, on the way to St.Davids, get that fantastic view with the sea right in front of you, and come down the hill to the beach. Several car parks right on the beachfront make for easy access across the shingle bank onto the beach.
(Turn left to get to “PEBBLES CAFÉ” operating base for Masterclass Surfing ).
There are two hire centres for surf, kayak and paddleboards, and two cafes, The PEBBLES at the quieter South (Nolton) End Pembrokeshire Coast National Park car park, has fish and chips and baguettes and a full range of café and pub type food from jacket potatoes to salads and beyond as well as stocking a good range of beach goods and wetsuits, Surf Hire with Kayaks, surfboards and wetsuits.
At the Busier North end is Newsurf shop with The Sands cafe, a pub (The Duke of Edinburgh) an amazing hardware store (Carters) which stocks absolutely everything!
The Independent rated Newgale as the best beach in the U.K. to watch sunsets from and the Telegraph rated it the second best beach in the U.K. for activity sports.
Newgale Campsite is right on the seafront and takes tents, campervans and caravans.
Surfing, Windsurfing and Kitesurfing as well as Surf Kayaking are popular on good surf days, with coastal sea kayak touring and Stand up Paddleboarding when conditions are calmer. The beach has a great expanse of sand for Kite buggying and land yachting. There is a pretty good surfbreak through most of the tide except for right on low tide at Spring tides when bigger surf dumps on the lowtide sandbar and on high spring tides which break onto the shingle bank. Occasional rip currents along the rest of the two mile long beach are not a serious problem to average ability surfers and can help paddling out on bigger surf days.
For the best breaks ask the locals as there are one or two gems which only work in certain conditions providing the sandbanks are in perfect alignment.
Accommodation varies from the seafront campsite next to the DUKE OF EDINBURGH pub, to the award winning breakfasts of Cuffern Manor country house at nearby Roch overlooked by ROCH CASTLE (always a self catering option if your budget will stretch to match that of the Hollywood “A listers” who occasionally visit.)
You might also catch an incognito celeb at the clifftop DRUIDSTONE HOTEL, undoubtedly the favourite for a sunset drink on the terrace as you wait for your food order possibly to some musical accompaniment from one of the many resident musicians, singers, and artisan craftspeople (and that’s just the staff!).
Watch out for some special "Masterclass surfing" residential courses based at the Druidstone Hotel and Cuffern Manor and also involving “HILTON COURT”.