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 restrictions apply to the western end of the beach between 1st May and 30th September. Check out a map of the beach to help with which section of the 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!


Blue Flag Award 2020

What's at Poppit Sands?


Car park near RNLI lifeboat station.


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.


  • 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