Visiting Newgale

Visiting Newgale

Visiting Newgale is a must for surfers and beach lovers. The long, sandy beach, in this Pembrokeshire village, is one of the biggest and best around!

Known for its beautiful scenery, clear waters, and excellent surfing conditions, the beach is also home to a number of amenities, including a car park, toilets, and a cafe.

Things to do when visiting Newgale


The Pembrokeshire Coast Path passes through Newgale Beach, so you can enjoy a walk along the stunning coastline.

The beach itself is massive, so even a walk from end to end and back to the car will leave you feeling invigorated.

Surfing at Newgale

When conditions are right this is one of the most popular surfing places around.  Probably beacause Newgale faces west and gets wind from the Atlantic.

Chilling at Newgale

Newgale Beach is a great place to relax and soak up the sun.

How to get to Newgale

Newgale Beach is located in the westernmost part of Pembrokeshire. Map Ref SM 8488 2237.

The nearest major town is Haverfordwest, which is about 15 miles away. There are a number of ways to get to Newgale Beach, including:

  • By car: Take the A487 from Haverfordwest and follow the signs to Newgale. There are two car parks at Newgale Beach: Newgale Beach North and Newgale Beach South. Map Ref SM 8488 2237.
  • By bus: There is a bus service that runs from Haverfordwest to Newgale. The bus stop is located at the Newgale Beach North car park.
  • By train: The nearest train station is at Fishguard Harbour, which is about 20 miles away. From Fishguard Harbour, you can take a taxi or bus to Newgale Beach.

Parking when visiting Newgale

There are two car parks at Newgale Beach: Newgale Beach North and Newgale Beach South. Both car parks are pay and display, and the charges are as follows in 2023:

  • Newgale Beach North: £1 per hour, up to a maximum of £6 per day.
  • Newgale Beach South: £1 per hour, up to a maximum of £5 per day.

Map Ref SM 8488 2237.

Tips for visiting Newgale

Here are a few tips for visiting Newgale Beach:

  • Facing west, it can lend itself to special sunsets
  • Visit during the spring or autumn when the crowds are smaller.
  • Be aware of the tides, as the beach can be very dangerous at high tide.
  • Take plenty of sun protection, as the weather can be very hot in summer.
  • Bring a picnic lunch, as there are no restaurants or cafes on the beach.
  • Be prepared for strong winds, as Newgale Beach is exposed to the elements.

Visiting Newgale is highly recommended but just one of the many fantastic beaches in Pembrokeshire.  It’s also a great place for Pembrokeshire Coast path walks.

If you’d like to do some check out our post on walks in Pembrokeshire and this book.  We’ve got the older version and found it brilliant when we walked the whole thing.  It’s battered, bruised and well thumbed but we still use it today!

We would always recommend wearing at least mid-ankle boots as a minimum on any Pembrokeshire walk as they can all be muddy, wet and/or rocky.  You don’t want wet feet on a long hike and you certainly don’t want to be twisting an ankle. We’re on our second pair of these by Salomon which says a lot about how good we thought the first pair was.

Whatever the length of your walk remember to carry the right gear and perhaps most importantly a map and compass.

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