Poppit Sands

At the mouth of the Teifi Estuary, Poppit Sands is a sandy beach backed by dunes.

At high water there is plenty of beach but it’s a low tide when the full extent of sand appears to go almost to Gwbert on the other side. Don’t attempt a crossing, though, the currents are too strong. Watch the tide when it’s coming in. It’s fast!

It is the start, or the end, of the 186 mile Pembrokeshire Coast Path which takes you right around the coast to Amroth in the south.

Dog restriction apply to the western end of the beach between 1stMay and 30th September. Check out a map of the beach to help with which section of beach it applies to.

If you’re planning to visit, check out the tide times to make sure you’ve plenty of beach to play on and that you don’t get cut off by the incoming tide!

What's at Poppit Sands ?


Blue Flag Award 2016 and Seaside Award (Resort) 2016.


Car park near RNLI lifeboat station.

Beach facilities

Lifeguards patrol between end of June and beginning of September.

On shore facilities

Toilets and café. St Dogmaels is the nearest village which has pubs, chip shop and an Abbey. A good choice of hotels, B&Bs, guesthouse, caravan and camping sites can found in the area.

Finding Poppit Sands


Seaside Awards
  • Bathing
  • Beware Currents
  • Cafe
  • Canoeing
  • Car Park
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Dog Restrictions
  • First Aid
  • Lifeguard
  • Phone
  • Sand Dunes
  • Sandy Beach
  • Seaside Award Beach
  • Surfing
  • Toilets
  • Wind Surfing

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