Area: Kitesurfing in Wales.
Newgale Sands in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is a stunning 2 mile long beach. It is backed by a shingle bank which limits kiting around high tide but when the tide drops it provides hard smooth sand perfect for land kiting and kitesurfing.
The beach faces marginally south of west so has a wide range of useable wind directions. The beach is open to the Atlantic so is a surf beach providing good conditions for beginners and advanced waveriders. The flat water sections between the waves give a good smooth run for first timers but also help introduce them to kitesurfing in waves.
For the more advanced wave riders Northerly and South Easterly winds provide good cross-offshore conditions with safe escape spots.
Newgale works on anything from SSE all the way around to NNW, though anything with E in it is gusty.
No kitesurfing 2 hrs either side of high tide.
The beach is open to the Atlantic so is a surf beach providing good conditions for beginners and advanced waveriders. The flat water sections between the waves give a good smooth run for first timers but also help introduce them to kitesurfing in waves. And provide a playground for more advanced riders for plenty of boosting goodness!
No kiting in the lifeguarded bathing areas and no buggies/landboards betweeen the blue flags during July and August.
Pembrokeshire is a stunning holiday destination with a wide range of campsite, B&B and Self catered accommodation. There is the 186 mile Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and a huge range of activities for when the wind doesn't blow. The Preseli mountains provide some good biking and hiking and the Cleddau estuary peaceful kayaking and Paddleboarding locations.
Newgale itself has 2 campsites within walking distance of the beach.
- Car Park
- Free Parking
- Snack Bar
- Kite Shop
- Kite School
The Big Blue Experience offer a wide range of kite and watersports courses including Stand Up Paddleboarding, Surfing, Coasteering and Powerboating. If the wind is offshore they also offer safety boat cover and downwinders for groups.
- Offshore and gusty in winds with East
- Occasional rips in big swell conditions
- Shingle bank backed by a road
Getting There & Parking
Drive to the end of the M4 and keep going. Take the A40 to Carmarthen, St Clears and Haverfordwest. At Haverfordwest take the St David's Road A487 and 15 minutes from there the road drops down through Newgale.
There are 4 car parks along the beach, 2 in the middle, 1 at the South end and 1 behind the Duke of Edinburgh pub and Newsurf Shop (marked with the pointer on the map below).
Postcode for sat nav purposes is SA62 6AS.
Weather Forecast & Live Readings
I'm hoping at some point to get a decent feed into the site for weather, but until then here's a link to 7 day wind forecast for Newgale.
And if you're wondering if it's on right now, head over to South Wales Kitesurfing for live readings.