Presipe Bay Beach (pronounced ‘Prez-ippee’) is one of Pembrokeshire’s lesser-known beaches, but can genuinely be described as a hidden gem and is only worth visiting around low tide. Outside this time there’s very little beach available.
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Presipe Bay Beach consists of a wide stretch of golden sand backed by stunning sandstone cliffs that will set any geologist‘s heart racing. These tall red cliffs are formed of vertical strata are rich in fossils and rise steeply from the beach.
It is worth noting that the beach becomes very small as the tide comes in, so it is essential to check the tides when planning a visit.
This section of the Pembrokeshire National Park coast is home to the Royal Artillery Range at Manorbier. Fifty years ago, when the coast path was first established here, it had to take a detour inland to avoid the range.
These days the military is less active here, and the coast path does follow the coast. It is from this that you can access the beach via around 160 steep steps down.
Access is from the coastal path, with 162 steep steps descending to the shore. Directions: Turn off the B4585 (Manorbier road) in Skrinkle village towards the youth hostel and take the Wales Coastal footpath on the right immediately before the artillery range. There is some space for roadside parking here.
Follow the path around the perimeter of the range and across a field until you reach the steps at the west side of the beach. Alternative access is via the coastal path from Manorbier.
Presipe Bay Beach itself is sandy backed by cliffs of sandstones and mudstones in almost vertical strata. It can be good for surfing around low tide once the sea is clear of the rocks.
Dogs are allowed at all times
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Manorbier Castle, Manorbier, Tenby, Wales SA70 7SZ, United Kingdom