Conigar Pit Beach

Conigar Pit Beach - Pembrokeshire
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The secluded little Conigar Pit beach lies about halfway between the slightly better known beaches of Manorbier and Shrinkle Haven. It is formed of a twin cove tucked in behind Old Castle Head and joins up with neighbouring Presipe Bay towards low tide.

At this state of tide there is a good area of sand and this is a lovely quiet spot to relax, take in the scenery and maybe even have a look from some of the plentiful fossils. However, once the tide is in (like many of Pembrokeshire’s other secret coves) the beach all but disappears.

On the clifftops behind Conigar Pit are the remains of the Old Castle Head Radar Station whilst a little further back is the still active Manorbier Camp.

Type of beach

Sand & rock

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

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Nearest town



SA70 7TT

OS grid ref.

SS 0722 9693

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Conigar Pit Beach Reviews

A favourite

Jul 21st 2021

This beach is a favourite at low tide. Often sheltered from the wind. Plenty to explore. Access can be tricky. First find the car park which will need an OS map to find the rough track. Then 160 odd steps down and across boulders which are a bit of clamber ( don’t try it bare foot) but well worth the effort. Keep an eye on the tide though if you go round to precipe beach. If you are really lucky there is just occassionally a cave to swim through.