Photo: West Dale. Jason Davies Photography

Dale is a great spot for a range of water sports with sheltered conditions providing an excellent location for beginners.

Dog friendly?
Seasonal dog restrictions apply to part of the beach between May-September. Please be a responsible dog owner. Outside restrictions 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 Dale by bike with a number of B roads in the area. This beach is part of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path / National Trail. Access to the beach is over the pebble bank with a wheel chair friendly concrete slip onto the sand. By car Dale is at the south-western end of the B4327 from Haverfordwest. Paid car parking is available next to the beach with space for up to 200 cars including disabled spaces.

Site description
Dale has a shingle beach with some sand at low tide, and is a very popular sailing and wind-surfing centre. On windy days, the bay is always crowded with various forms of sailing craft, which may prove a hazard if you’re bathing here. The village of Dale, with its attractive sea-front, was one of Pembrokeshire’s major ports from the 16th to the mid-19th century, and was also a well-known haunt of smugglers.

There are toilets including facilities for the disabled. Other amenities include a telephone, cafe, public house, accommodation, activity centre and boat hire. There is slipway launching and mooring’s next to the beach. The beach is cleaned daily and litter bins are provided. Please help keep Dale beautiful and use the facilities.

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. Milford Haven Port Authority Byelaws apply out on the water, Please take time to read the relevant links for water sports.

Source: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park



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




Travel restrictions in Wales have been lifted.

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

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

Mon 13th July. Some indoor attractions will reopen. Pubs, restaurants and cafes with outside seating will also reopen.

Sat 25th July. Tourist accommodation with shared facilities, such as camping sites reopen.

Mon 27th July. Indoor cinemas, museums and galleries 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