Caerfai Bay

Photo: Wales Coast Path

Caerfai can be great for swimming, rockpooling and snorkelling.

Dog friendly?
Dogs are allowed year round. There is a responsibility for dog owners to clean up after their dogs on the whole of this site.

Getting there
You can get to Caerfai by bike with the Celtic Trail passing within two miles. The beach is part of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail. It’s less than a one mile walk from St David’s. Access to the beach is via a steep path from the car park above the beach, please take care. By car Caerfai is signposted from the A487 on the Eastern outskirts of St Davids. There is a free car park situated above the beach with space for approx 50 cars. It can become congested at peak times. Try the walk in from St Davids!

Site description
Caerfai, the nearest beach to St Davids, is popular for bathing with residents and visitors alike. It’s south-facing and quite sheltered. At high tide it consists entirely of rocks and boulders, but sand is revealed as the tide goes out. The bay is surrounded by impressive but unstable sandstone cliffs, and you can see evidence of rock-falls. There are several caves which you can explore, as well as interesting rock pools, but be careful not to get cut off by the rising tide.

There is a small shop near the car park. All other facilities including toilets, public houses, cafes, restaurants and a plentiful supply of a range of accommodation can be found in St David’s. The beach is cleaned daily in the summer. There are no bins so please take your rubbish home and help keep Caerfai beautiful.

Pembrokeshire County Council Bathing Water Byelaws apply to the whole area off this beach. These include a speed limit. PCNPA Byelaws apply to the whole of the foreshore on this beach. National Trust Byelaws apply to the area surrounding Caerfai.

Source: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park



Dog Friendly: Yes
Blue Flag: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No




Travel restrictions in Wales have been lifted.


Mon 6th July. Visitor attractions reopen to day visitors.

Sat 11th July. Some types of self-contained holiday accommodation will reopen.

Mon 13th July. Pubs, restaurants and cafes with outside seating will reopen.

Some Coronavirus restrictions will remain in place so please understand that things may be slightly different. This is necessary to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, to protect our communities, the public and our health services