5 Dog Friendly Beaches to visit in North Pembrokeshire


The beautiful Warpool Court Hotel, St Davids, Pembrokeshire was built in the 1800’s and was transformed into a country house hotel in 1956. With unspoilt sea views from where the hotel is located on the St Davids Peninsula, it is an amazing place to stay on this beautiful stretch of coastline. It has been described in a Sunday Times travel article as “One of ten hotels with the world’s best views”.

If you are a dog lover, there is another reason why Warpool Court Hotel is an ideal stay for you: our hotel is very ‘dog friendly’with a policy of allowing dogs to join their owners in certain bedrooms. The environment surrounding the hotel is perfect for exercise for you and your dog, with acres of private grounds to roam around and with direct footpath access to the Pembrokeshire National Park Coast Path.

Not only that but North Pembrokeshire has a number of stunning beaches where dogs are welcome. Here are 5 dog friendly beaches not far from Warpool Court Hotel that you and your dog will enjoy when you're staying with us:

Porthmelgan Beach This pretty and secluded beach has some pebble and lots of sand. It’s only accessible on foot along the coast path from Whitesands Bay (approximately 10 mins walk), and is very close to us here at Warpool Court. This beach is dog friendly all year round, which is great for giving your dog some time off the lead and to stretch your legs. There is a car park at Whitesands Bay. 

Druidston Haven Druidston Haven (also known as Druidstone Haven) is a large sandy stretch of beach. There are caves, rock platforms and amazing cliffs. At low tide, there can be a mile of sand, which means plenty of space for your dog to enjoy a run around. To access the beach you can join the coastal path within walking distance from the villages and beaches of Broad Haven, Nolton Haven, Little Haven and Newgale. This is a dog friendly beach all year. Limited parking is available on the side of the coastal road.

Nolton Haven The little beach at Nolton Haven is accessible on the coastal path from the villages and beaches of Newgale, Broad Haven, Little Haven, Druidstone and Solva. This nice sandy beach has a sheltered cove and high cliffs on either side. This beach is dog friendly all year. There is a free car park across the road from the beach.

Solva & Gwadn Beach For an enjoyable dog friendly walk with amazing views from the top, visit over The Gribin headland when the tide is in, by taking the eastern coastal path. There isn’t a beach at Solva harbour itself, except at low tide when the sand is exposed, then you can walk round the headland to Gwadn beach. To reach Gwadn there is a steep descent and ascent at the end of the walk!), but you'll find crystal clear water perfect for a swim for you and your dog and there is an interesting valley behind which your dog can take time to explore. Dog friendly all year round, there is limited parking at Solva harbour. Please be aware that livestock graze in the surrounding fields.

Caerfai Bay The cove at Caefai Bay close to the hotel is wonderfully sheltered between the tall cliffs surrounding it. It’s located one mile south of St Davids and is accessible down a path and some wooden steps down to the beach (steep, but manageable). At high tide all that can be seen is the small rocky cove, but as the tide recedes, the pretty sandy beach can be seen. It’s popular with swimmers and dogs who love to splash around in the water. There is limited free parking at the top of the beach. This beach is dog friendly all year.

We hope you enjoy your dog friendly holiday in Pembrokeshire. Please advise the Reservation team when booking with us if you would also like to bring your dog, and we will do our best to reserve a dog friendly bedroom. Thanks!

(Please note that no dogs are allowed to stay in the holiday cottage, only in the hotel itself)

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