Porthmelgan Beach

Porthmelgan beach is a remote beach on St David’s Head overlooking Ramsay island. At high tide the beach is pebbles but sand becomes visible as the tide goes out. The beach is sheltered by rocky cliffs and a large stream cuts across the beach.

Porthmelgan beach is a popular choice rather than the busier Whitesands Bay beach with access being a short 10 minute walk along the coast path from Whitesands Bay.

Nearest facilities are at Whitesands Bay where you have parking, toilets and cafe.

Dog Friendly Beach?

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Porthmelgan Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 54 beaches in Pembrokeshire, or check our list of Pembrokeshire Dog Friendly Beaches.


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Place Category: Beaches

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 4.9℃ to 6.8℃ with wind speed 5.5 m/sec (SE)
Wednesday, Feb 08fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.6℃ to 7.3℃ with wind speed 5.5 m/sec (SE)
Thursday, Feb 09partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.8℃ to 9.4℃ with wind speed 8.8 m/sec (W)
Friday, Feb 10cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.5℃ to 8.8℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Feb 11cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.6℃ to 9.8℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Feb 12cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.6℃ to 8.6℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (SE)
Monday, Feb 13cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.3℃ to 9.4℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (SSW)

St Davids weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Porthmelgan Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Porthmelgan Beach is at Ramsey Sound 2.40 km (1.49 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:43 (Height 1.14m)
   High Tide at 07:49 (Height 4.88m)
   Low Tide at 14:06 (Height 1.10m)
   High Tide at 20:06 (Height 4.77m)
Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:14 (Height 1.08m)
   High Tide at 08:20 (Height 4.90m)
   Low Tide at 14:36 (Height 1.07m)
   High Tide at 20:37 (Height 4.77m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:45 (Height 1.07m)
   High Tide at 08:50 (Height 4.88m)
   Low Tide at 15:06 (Height 1.11m)
   High Tide at 21:07 (Height 4.73m)
Fri 10 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:16 (Height 1.14m)
   High Tide at 09:20 (Height 4.82m)
   Low Tide at 15:37 (Height 1.21m)
   High Tide at 21:38 (Height 4.64m)
Sat 11 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:47 (Height 1.28m)
   High Tide at 09:52 (Height 4.70m)
   Low Tide at 16:08 (Height 1.38m)
   High Tide at 22:11 (Height 4.50m)
Sun 12 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:21 (Height 1.48m)
   High Tide at 10:28 (Height 4.54m)
   Low Tide at 16:43 (Height 1.61m)
   High Tide at 22:49 (Height 4.32m)
Mon 13 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:00 (Height 1.73m)
   High Tide at 11:10 (Height 4.34m)
   Low Tide at 17:25 (Height 1.86m)
   High Tide at 23:38 (Height 4.13m)

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