Poppit Sands

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 2022

What's at Poppit Sands?


Concrete ramp with a staggered barrier: 1:8 to 1:10 up for six metres to a wooden walkway, then 1:22 down for 12 metres to the viewpoint at the head of the beach.

Beach wheelchair available to hire, pre-book online here.


Car park near RNLI lifeboat station.


Lifeguards patrol between the end of June and beginning of September.

Onshore facilities

Toilets and café. St Dogmaels is the nearest village and home to St Dogmels Abbey, a working mill producing flour and has several pubs, restaurants, a fish and chip shop. A good choice of hotels, B&Bs, guesthouses, self-catering, caravan and camping sites can be found in the area.


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

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I can highly recommend Pembrokeshire - it has everything for a great holiday!

Valery Collins, Experienced Traveller