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Large exposed sandy beach perfect for windsurfing, surfing and kitesurfing.
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3rd May 2004
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The long sandy, west-facing beach of Newgale is one of the most popular for surfers in the area. It gets the most swell and is usually one of the biggest waves around, but it is badly affected by SW winds. When Newgale is blown out or too big, surfers are better off heading south to Druidstone or Broad Haven.

The beach is also one of the best around for windsurfing although on big days it is only recommended for advanced sailors. Best wind directions for windsurfing are southerly and SE which produce cross or cross-offshore winds and can be associated with big clean swells. Northerly winds can be good too with often flat water conditions although Northerlies can again coincide with big swells to produce some good wave riding conditions. Most tides are OK but big high tides result in a nasty shorebreak onto the pebble bank that will make mincemeat of you and your kit.

At low tide the wide expanse of hard packed sand provides perfect conditions for kite-buggying. (Although, I have heard reports of excessive eroison of sand from the beach recently and the subsequent exposure of pebble and rock banks which break the stretch of sand up and provide less than ideal conditions for buggying)

To find Newgale follow the A487 from Haverfordwest. There are plenty of Car Parks along the beach, the best (and free one) is to be found just off the little road that leads to Nolton Haven above the toilet block. The petrol station is home to the Newgale Surf shop and there are pubs and shops and plenty of caravan accomodation available.
Sports Suitability
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Surf Conditions at Newgale can be Excellent
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Buggying Conditions at Newgale can be Excellent
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Windsurfing Conditions at Newgale can be Excellent
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Kitesurfing Conditions at Newgale can be Excellent
Wind Suitability
Windsurfing at Newgale Kitesurfing at Newgale
NW   N   NE
SW   S   SE
NW   N   NE
SW   S   SE

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Author:Beachguide Comments » Newgale
Posted By: pjh

Member#: 7376
Registered: 25-02-2008
Last Visit: 01-06-2008

newgale beach

newgale beach is a great place to bodyboard or surf waves can be quite big they knock you hard campsite vertually on the beach with nearby pub and shops good parking but rocky/pebble start to the beach is a nightmare wear shoes etc clean worth a visit
Posted By: SteveP

Member#: 7628
Registered: 12-06-2008
Last Visit: 30-06-2008


Only free car park now is behind the garage. Others are all pay and display 60p for 2 hrs, 2 for the day.
Posted By: paulinelizabeth

Member#: 8257
Registered: 12-04-2009
Last Visit: 12-04-2009

parking and accommodation

free parking at opposite end of beach from garage by pebbles cafe, pass two pay and displays on right, continue to far end of narrow road, free parking on left, visit for brilliant bungalow accommodation pet welcome
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