Poppit Sands

North Pembrokeshire, St Dogmaels, near Cardigan, SA43 3LN

Poppit Sands is situated at the mouth of the Teifi Estuary about a mile from the village of St. Dogmaels. It’s an extensive sandy beach backed by a swathe of dunes and surrounded by breathtaking scenery. With a large area of the beach still remaining open to dogs in the summer months it’s very popular among dog walkers. Being Pembrokeshire’s most northerly beach it’s also ideal if you fancy exploring Ceredigion.

Dog restrictions on western end 1st May to 30th September.

car parkingParking near RNLI lifeboat station. Charges may apply in high season.



5 Responses to Poppit Sands
  1. Kay
    June 11, 2017 |

    Our favourite beach of all! Beautiful clean sands and a lovely little cafe with homemade cakes!
    I always make a point of purchasing a
    little something from the lifeboat shop, something my dad always made a point of, to help the funds, staff are always lovely and all very dog friendly.
    Actually we’re just off to visit right now! See ya there! 🐶🐕😃😆

  2. Neil Davies
    April 24, 2017 |

    I’m slightly bias having holidayed in Poppit for years, but when the tide is out there is a massive expanse of sand for dogs to run. With the exception of the sea around the estuary mouth its a very gradual gradient meaning you can be 100 yds out and still only up to your knees. Plenty of space and plenty of other dogs to play with in the mornings if that’s your dog’s thing.

  3. Mrs Jones
    August 17, 2016 |

    Totally agree with positive comments.
    My dog, like all other greyhounds, is not a strong swimmer, and at the top end of the beach, it becomes estuary. When the tide has turned, the water can flow quickly and strongly, and to my dogs shock, there are sudden drops in water level along there.

  4. Tia the doodle
    July 10, 2015 |

    Wohoo what a beach! And as Helen says below there is MORE dog friendly beach than not. We all played in the safe surf, being watched by RLNI – they have a shop here too, with a dog section.
    The cafe is also excellent, even sell homemade dog biscuits. The car park lady asked if we had a good day, we had a great day, I’ve heard “them” talking about coming back and staying nearby. – roll on next year.

  5. Helen Watling
    February 8, 2013 |

    This is one of our favorite dog-friendly beaches, a long stretch of sandy beach backed by dunes. Well worth a visit all year round. Don’t be put off by the dog ban, it’s only a small strip of the beach to the left. The rest of the beach, about a mile to the right (even more when the tide’s out) is all dog-friendly.

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