Monkstone Beach is situated south of Monkstone Point, between Saundersfoot and Tenby. This beautiful beach can be accessed by the coastal path, the beach via Saundersfoot at low tide, and through Trevayane Farm Caravan and Camping Park, where there is roadside parking on the verge of the lane, just before the site entrance. Please note there is no parking at the farm itself and parking on the verge is free.
The path continues through the farm, all of which are well signed posted. There is a well-maintained steep path with over 185 steps that descends through the wooded cliffs.
On your journey down, there is a bench under a natural arch, which has been formed by a fallen tree. Great for a breather when climbing back up!
Monkstone Beach is mostly fine sand backed by a storm bank of pebbles. This is an ideal beach for sea swimming, and the rocks near the headland are famous for diving and jumping. Also at low tide, this also gives access to walk around the coast to Saundersfoot beach crossing Glen Beach, with the critical cut-off point being just the other side of the headland. Please check our tide time table at the bottom of our home page.
Between low and mid-tide, the southern end of the beach becomes accessible, and is rockier, with streams, rock-pools and a waterfall where a small stream drops onto the shore. This area is suitable for high-tide snorkelling or swimming. The cliffs at this end are of shale and sandstones and very unstable. Access to the coastal path is possible by walking up a steep rock slab and is aided by a fixed rope.
Only on the lowest spring tides is it possible to walk further along the shore to Tenby.
There are no facilities at the beach, but Trevayne Farm has a small shop selling local produce and ice-cream.
It's an excellent beach for groups seeking a more peaceful, more rural beach than Saundersfoot or Tenby, and dogs are allowed at all times, and only need to be kept on a lead while walking through the farm.
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