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.
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Presipe Bay Reviews
Abbe, Daisy & RobAug 11th 2022
Absolutely love this beach! A beautiful stretch of sand & fabulous rocks (esp low tide), gorgeous, sandy, turquoise waters in which to swim, & doesn’t seem to get too busy either ???? We have visited several times during our stay here & it is definitely my favourite beach, & that’s up against some beautiful local beaches too! Definitely another one of my ‘happy places’ ????