Manorbier Beach Often described as one of the most beautiful spots in Wales, Manorbier Bay is one of the area’s most popular beaches.
Cliffs and dunes surround the sandy shoreline of Manorbier beach, and the dramatic landscape makes the area extremely popular with walkers. The beach is flanked by low sandstone cliffs and crossed by a small stream, and consists mostly of coarse sand and fossiliferous pebbles at the top, with fine sand lower down. A portion of the famous Pembrokeshire Coastal Path runs from Manorbier to Tenby and attracts a wide array of visitors to the beach.
Swimming and surfing are two of the most popular pastimes here at Manorbier, but the beach is an excellent location for a variety of activities including canoeing and angling. At low tide, rock pooling is also a popular way to spend the hours. In the summer, the water and beach can get very crowded, so it is suggested to arrive early if you are planning on partaking in any watersports or activities.
Manorbier beach is overlooked by the 12th Century Church of St. James and the medieval Manorbier Castle. For history and archaeology lovers, there is King’s Quoit, burial chamber (circa 3000BC). Partly supported by the earth and partly by the three small uprights the capstone of this Neolithic chambered tomb stands less than a metre above the ground but measures a massive 4.5 metres by 2.5 metres. There can be few more beautiful places to spend a couple of hours on a warm summer’s day, and it is obvious that the original tomb builders shared the same idea except here the bones of the dead would have eternity to enjoy the view.
A Pay and Display car park is situated in the valley behind the beach and has toilets, two bicycle stands and usually an ice-cream van in summer.
Access to the shore is along a level gravelled path. Free roadside parking overlooking the bay can be found a little further along the lane, this being popular with surfers. The village is only in short walking distance and has a tea-room, pub, shop and post office. Manorbier rail station is about 1¼ miles away.
Dogs are allowed at all times.
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SA70 8QR, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom