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Water Quality

Annual classification

2018 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Facing due west, Newgale Sands is a beautiful 2 mile stretch of beach. It is popular for bathing when calm, although storm winds from the Atlantic can cause spectacular breakers. Great for those who enjoy walking.


One of the best Pembrokeshire beaches for Power kites and sand buggying. Also a popular spot for surfing and windsurfing - equipment hire is available. For bathers, footwear can be purchased at the cafe and shops on the beach.

Wildlife and Walks

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path runs along the beach before climbing up the cliffs. Walks to nearby Druidstone haven or Solva offer spectacular views of St Brides Bay where a variety of sea birds and the occasional seal can be spotted.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by Natural Resources Wales, during the bathing season, 15th May to 30th September.
Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2018 Excellent

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.


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Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Strong currents Strong currents
Large breaking waves Large breaking waves
Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

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Facilities at Newgale

Campsite Campsite Food Food Toilets Toilets Bins Bins



Three car parks adjacent to the beach with disabled parking in the main car park.

Dog restrictions


Dogs not allowed during the season, between May and September.

Beach cleaning

Cleaned daily during the summer



Dates and times

Service provided by

RLNI - More information about dates and times

Please ensure you read beach notice boards for any changes to lifeguard service. Please see safety tab for more information on beach safety.