Located in Pembrokeshire, Wales, Whitesands Bay is a quality beach break that offers up some great sections for performance manoeuvres when the conditions line up. The waves here are easy to surf and break for up to 50 meters over a sand bottom. Keep an eye out for a handy rip to the North end for an easier paddle out. The rip leads out to the Elevator – a right-hand point-style setup. Can get sucky on low tide and deliver decent right-handers. Keep an eye out for several decent lefts as the tide pushes In – to the south of the beach.
A scenic spot that can be popular with all types of watercraft. Avoid public holiday weekends when the goat boaters take over! Plenty of parking but be prepared to pay in the holiday season.
What are the best surf conditions for Whitesands Bay?
Gets good between waist-high and double overhead. We recommend riding a longboard here when smaller and a shortboard as the size picks up. This break is suitable for all levels of surfer. The surf here usually has a wave (5/10) and can get crowded in holiday time (5/10) but you’ll usually be able to get a wave. The best winds are from the East. The best swells are from the West as it is sheltered by islands to the Southwest. Works on all tides.
We recommend wearing a 3/2 in the summer when water temperatures rise to 16 degrees. In the winter a 5/4 is best when water temperatures drop to 8 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.