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Presipe Bay is one of the beaches on the Pembrokeshire coast that can genuinely be described as a hidden gem. At low tide the beach here consists of a wide stretch of golden sand backed by stunning sandstone cliffs that will set any geologist\'s heart racing. These tall red cliffs are formed of vertical strata are rich in fossils and rise steeply from the beach.
It is worth noting that the beach becomes very small as the tide comes in so it is essential to check the tides when planning a visit.
This section of the Pembrokeshire National Park coast is home to the Royal Artillery Range at Manorbier. In fact fifty years ago, when the coast path was first established here it had to take a detour inland to avoid the range.
These days the military is less active here and the coast path does follow the coast. It is from this that you can access the beach via around 160 steep steps down.
Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
OS grid ref.
SS 0693 9700
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