Porthselau Beach (Porthsele)

  • Porthselau Beach - Pembrokeshire
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  • Porthselau Beach - Pembrokeshire
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  • Porthselau is a small, largely sandy beach which is dotted with rock formations. It is located on the south side of greater Whitesands Bay. It faces north-west which means that you get excellent vistas across to St. David’s Head. On spring low tides it is possible to walk to neighbouring Whitesands beach.

    You can access the beach from a pretty stretch of the coast path and many people come here when the neighbouring beach at Whitesands is crowded. Another way to get to the beach is to walk along a footpath from the nearby peninsula near Rhosson Farm. 

    Porthselau beach is also close to Treleddyn which is a house that dates from the 17th century. It is said that the home is connected to the beach in a tunnel that would have been used to smuggle illicit alcohol.

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    Type of beach


    Lifeguard service


    Dogs friendly beach?

    Dogs allowed

    but dogs are allowed.

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    • Good fishing
    • Swimming/bathing
    • Rock pooling

    Nearest town

    St Davids


    SA62 6PY

    OS grid ref.

    SM 7268 2600


    There is no parking available close to the beach.

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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