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.

Planning your visit to Porthmelgan Beach


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Place Category: Beaches

Porthmelgan Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 14.2℃ to 15.3℃ with wind speed 12.3 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, Sep 21heavyrainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 12.5℃ to 14.5℃ with wind speed 8.7 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Sep 22lightrainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 12.4℃ to 13.9℃ with wind speed 7.8 m/sec (NW)
Saturday, Sep 23partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 12.5℃ to 13.1℃ with wind speed 7.7 m/sec (NNW)
Sunday, Sep 24rain
Expect a temp in the range 16.3℃ to 16.9℃ with wind speed 12.5 m/sec (SSW)
Monday, Sep 25rain
Expect a temp in the range 16.2℃ to 17.1℃ with wind speed 14.2 m/sec (SSW)
Tuesday, Sep 26clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 15.6℃ to 15.9℃ with wind speed 9.1 m/sec (WSW)

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, helping you to plan the best time to visit Porthmelgan Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Wed 20 Sep
   Low Tide at 03:17 (Height 1.34m)
   High Tide at 09:19 (Height 4.68m)
   Low Tide at 15:31 (Height 1.46m)
   High Tide at 21:34 (Height 4.64m)
Thu 21 Sep
   Low Tide at 03:48 (Height 1.61m)
   High Tide at 09:53 (Height 4.48m)
   Low Tide at 16:07 (Height 1.75m)
   High Tide at 22:12 (Height 4.39m)
Fri 22 Sep
   Low Tide at 04:26 (Height 1.92m)
   High Tide at 10:36 (Height 4.24m)
   Low Tide at 16:55 (Height 2.07m)
   High Tide at 23:04 (Height 4.10m)
Sat 23 Sep
   Low Tide at 05:20 (Height 2.25m)
   High Tide at 11:41 (Height 3.99m)
   Low Tide at 18:08 (Height 2.34m)
Sun 24 Sep
   High Tide at 00:25 (Height 3.85m)
   Low Tide at 06:55 (Height 2.47m)
   High Tide at 13:22 (Height 3.90m)
   Low Tide at 20:06 (Height 2.31m)
Mon 25 Sep
   High Tide at 02:16 (Height 3.87m)
   Low Tide at 08:54 (Height 2.28m)
   High Tide at 15:03 (Height 4.14m)
   Low Tide at 21:38 (Height 1.89m)
Tue 26 Sep
   High Tide at 03:46 (Height 4.20m)
   Low Tide at 10:09 (Height 1.79m)
   High Tide at 16:14 (Height 4.57m)
   Low Tide at 22:41 (Height 1.35m)

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