Whitesands Bay near St Davids, in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, has won Countryfile Magazine’s “Beach of the Year 2014/2015”.
The glorious wide, sandy, Blue Flag beach, together with Freshwater West in South Pembrokeshire, is renowned as one of the best surfing beaches in Wales and joins the list of other Pembrokeshire beaches such as Barafundle Bay and Tenby to win “best beach” awards.
The area to the north east of the bay is dominated by a large rocky outcrop, Carn Llidi. At low tide and after heavy storms the remains of an ancient submerged forest appears on the beach with stumps of birch, fir, hazel and oak trees appearing and amongst these remains of animals have been found including parts of aurochs, a brown bar jaw and a red deer antler.
It is said that St Patrick has his vision to convert Ireland to Christianity at Whitesands and set sail from here in the 5th Century. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path passes along side Whitesands Bay, giving access in the north to the secluded bays of Porthlleuog and Porthmelgan, both of which are only accessible by foot or boat, and the stunning scenerey of St. Davids Head. To the south the path leads to Porthselau and St. Justinians with views across Ramsey Sound to Ramsey Island.
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