Coppet Hall Beach

Even when the tide is out, this small but sandy beach has plenty of space, although do check tide times to make sure you don’t get cut off. At low tide, there’s ample room for beach games, and great spots for crabbing. You can access the sand from the central steps in front of the Beach Centre; the rules for the area north of here have recently changed. The area should now be dog free from 1st May to 30th September between 10am and 5pm. Check the signs for details. 

There is a large, well-organised car park, privately run, next to the beach, though it’s advisable to have coins with you to pay and there are height restrictions on the gate. The restaurant at the eastern end of the beach has great views over Carmarthen Bay. Since no trip to the beach is complete without an ice cream, call in at the kiosk – they also sell hot drinks. There are basic toilet facilities at this beach, which can get busy in summer. There is no lifeguard here.

This location is good for fishing, sailing, swimming and bathing, and wind surfing. You can also hire paddle boards and wetsuits locally. Along the top of the beach old tramway tunnels run both west and east; you can walk through the tunnels to the nearby facilities of Saundersfoot. The beach has previously won Blue Flag awards.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Please note that the dog restrictions on Coppet Hall beach have changed. The area to the north of Coppet Hall Beach (from the main steps) has a dog ban between 10am and 5pm from 1st May to 30th September.

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  • Good fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Wind surfing


  • Slipway

Nearest town



SA69 9EY

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SN 1408 0533

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Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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Coppet Hall Beach Reviews

Brilliant little beach

Martin Mountford
Jun 16th 2022

As previous reviews mentioned not dog free at all this isn’t enforced but if this isn’t important to you this is an excellent little beach with rock pools and clear water.

NOT dog free.

Aug 29th 2021

My daughter has autism and is afraid of dogs. Coppet beach seemed a good choice of beach to visit as it was dog free in August from 10 a.m - 5p.m. This however was not true. We got to the beach around 2p.m and there were a number of dogs on the beach and quite a few not on leads. Very disappointed.

What did we get wrong?