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.

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

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 7 beaches at St Davids, 54 beaches in Pembrokeshire, or check our list of Pembrokeshire Dog Friendly Beaches.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 18.1℃ to 19.3℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (ENE)
Thursday, Aug 11
Expect a temp in the range 17.2℃ to 18.4℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (NE)
Friday, Aug 12
Expect a temp in the range 18℃ to 19℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (NE)
Saturday, Aug 13
Expect a temp in the range 19.1℃ to 20.1℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (NE)
Sunday, Aug 14
Expect a temp in the range 18.7℃ to 19.9℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (NE)
Monday, Aug 15
Expect a temp in the range 17.7℃ to 18.2℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (WNW)
Tuesday, Aug 16
Expect a temp in the range 18.3℃ to 18.6℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (SE)

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.

Wed 10 Aug
   High Tide at 05:49 (Height 4.52m)
   Low Tide at 12:14 (Height 1.38m)
   High Tide at 18:19 (Height 4.77m)
   Low Tide at 00:45 (Height 1.09m)
Thu 11 Aug
   High Tide at 06:50 (Height 4.80m)
   Low Tide at 13:10 (Height 1.04m)
   High Tide at 19:14 (Height 5.07m)
Fri 12 Aug
   Low Tide at 01:39 (Height 0.75m)
   High Tide at 07:43 (Height 5.02m)
   Low Tide at 14:00 (Height 0.77m)
   High Tide at 20:04 (Height 5.29m)
Sat 13 Aug
   Low Tide at 02:28 (Height 0.52m)
   High Tide at 08:30 (Height 5.16m)
   Low Tide at 14:46 (Height 0.61m)
   High Tide at 20:50 (Height 5.40m)
Sun 14 Aug
   Low Tide at 03:13 (Height 0.44m)
   High Tide at 09:13 (Height 5.18m)
   Low Tide at 15:29 (Height 0.59m)
   High Tide at 21:33 (Height 5.38m)
Mon 15 Aug
   Low Tide at 03:55 (Height 0.51m)
   High Tide at 09:54 (Height 5.10m)
   Low Tide at 16:10 (Height 0.71m)
   High Tide at 22:14 (Height 5.24m)
Tue 16 Aug
   Low Tide at 04:34 (Height 0.73m)
   High Tide at 10:33 (Height 4.92m)
   Low Tide at 16:48 (Height 0.95m)
   High Tide at 22:53 (Height 5.01m)

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