Westdale Beach (West Dale)

Westdale Beach - Pembrokeshire
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West Dale Beach sits on the edge of the village of Dale, just south of the old RNAS Dale airbase. The beach here is a mix of sand and shingle backed by cliffs. At either end of the small beach are a few rock pools.

Looking westward, out to sea, you can see across to the bird sanctuary of Skokholm Island.
As the beach is so close to the village there are a full range of amenities just a short distance away and you can visit the pretty Griffin Inn which is located in Dale. Other points of interest close to the beach include Dale Castle which originally dates from the 18th century but was rebuilt in the 20th century.

The beach is part of a long valley that runs along the coast and ends at the Dale Peninsula and which is a place of geological importance. The cliffs that surround the beach are part of the Rhaetic Fault which stretches to Mildford Haven Waterway.

On the south side of the beach is Great Castle Head which is a fort from the Iron Age.

Also known as:

West Dale

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

dogs are allowed on the beach and dog bins are provided.

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  • Rock pooling
  • Surfing

Nearest town

Milford Haven


SA62 3RL

OS grid ref.

SM 7985 0587


There is a car park in Dale with a path leading to the beach.

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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