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Craig yr Awel

Above Whitesands Beach

Whitesands beach coastal cottage bungalow (1930's) Pembrokeshire, a most stunning location on the Welsh coast

Near: Overlooking Whitesands Bay 3 min walk, St Davids 2m, Solva 4m

  • Reference 11
  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Adults   8
  • Children   2
  • Pets Welcome
Whitesands Pembrokeshire coastal cottage
  • One of our most popular coastal cottages in Pembrokeshire - a glazed patio extends the full width of this 1930's character dormer bungalow with magnificent panoramic views.
Whitesands Bay
  • One of the most stunning locations on the whole Pembrokeshire coast - overlooking Whitesands Bay, Pembrokeshire with its Blue Flag award beach, Ramsey Island and St Davids Head.
  • Magnificent sea views, unforgettable sunsets
  • 200 yard sloping footpath leads down to the large sandy beach of Whitesands - excellent bathing, surfing and rock pools.
Pet Dogs Welcome at Pembrokeshire Coastal Cottage
  • Immediate access to the Pembrokeshire Coastal path perfect for walking with your family and pet dogs.
St Davids Village City and Cathedral
  • Only 1.5 miles from this Whitesands Bay cottage to several good eateries.
  • St Davids has a range of amenities including banks, post office, internet cafe, supermarket, filling station, chemist, doctor, vet, restaurants, pubs, galleries and interesting independent shops. The magnificent 12th century Cathedral nestles at its heart.
St Davids Golf Course
  • Within a few hundred yards of Craig yr Awel and shares the same magnificent view over Whitesands Bay, Ramsey Sound and the Bitches, a notorious stretch of water. The 18 hole links course is open to visitors - juniors and adults.
Boat Trips
  • Take a boat trip from St Justinians around Ramsey Island to see the seals and sea birds - an experience not to be missed.
St Davids Village City and Cathedral
  • Britain's smallest city with a magnificent Cathedral nestling at it's heart. A village really, with a variety of interesting shops, galleries, crafts and a choice of places to eat and drink. Do take the opportunity to book a memorable boat trip out to the off-lying spectacular bird islands.
West Wales Arts Centre and Cafe Celf Fishguard
  • Do drop in at the West Wales Arts Centre and browse the fine contemporary and applied art works and quality crafts. Enjoy a coffee or light lunch in Cafe Celf and look out for one of the occasional musical recitals held there. Myles Peppers' lifetime dedicated to the arts merits patronage.
Oriel y Parc Gallery
  • Collections from the National Museum Wales, provide a changing exhibition programme throughout the year, including a selection of works by Graham Sutherland. This twentieth century painter was so moved by Pembrokeshire that he  bequeathed a body of artwork to the county. 
Walk from Whitesands to Trefin
  • Keen walkers might enjoy this wild and rocky eleven mile walk over some of the oldest rocks in Britain dating back to pre Cambrian times. The coastal views are wondeful.
  • Wrap up warm and try a spot of winter fishing at Whitesands. It is amongst the best for flounder, whiting and codling.
St Bride's Bay Water Taxi for Walkers
  • Solva Sailboats operate a water taxi which will take you to your chosen destination from where you can walk back along the stunning Pembrokeshire Coastal Path to Solva. Possible destinations include Porth Clais, Porthmynawydd, St Justinians, Nolton Haven and Little Haven (weather dependent). Phone 01437 720972.
Trips Around Ramsey Island Boat Fishing, St Davids
  • Take a boat trip with the many companies that you can book from the centre of St Davids - Thousand Islands Expeditions, Ramsey Island Boat Cruises, Voyages of Discovery, Venturejet, Blue Ocean Adventures and Aquaphobia. Explore the coastal waters and wildlife or spend an enjoyable hour catching mackeral for your supper. Delicious freshly caught and cooked on the barbeque.
Ma Simes Surf Hut St Davids
  • One of Wales' best stocked surfing shops selling boards, wetsuits, clothes, lessons and more.
  • Telephone 01437720433
Newsurf, Newgale
  • Experience the thrill of riding on the waves. Surfing lessons for beginners and improvers with experienced instructors from Newsurf at the northern end of Newgale's 2 miles of golden sands.
St Davids Cathedral Festival
  • Held over 10 days in May and June - a feast of classical music under the direction of the Cathedral Organist and Master of the Choristers. Enjoy a meal in the Cathedral refectory and browse the Cathedral shops.
Beach cottage Pembrokeshire for surfers
  • There is much to enjoy near this Pembrokeshire coastal cottage. Do book early - for over 30 years this has been one of our most popular properties.


4 Bedrooms, all with tv's and en suite facilities, sleeping a maximum of 8 plus 2 small children under 6. Family bedroom with 5' bed and single bed. Twin bedroom, both on ground floor.
Family bedroom with double and single. Twin room, both on 1st floor.

Kitchen electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer. Walk-in drying room.

Sun Room/Lounge/Dining Area panoramic views of beach, coastline and islands. Enclosed wood burning stove, very comfortable suite, tv, dining suite. Highchair. (No cot provided).


Grounds small sloping garden.

Ample parking 10 steps down to property and 2 steps up to front door.

Fuel electricity and electric fires inclusive May to September. Full central heating and wood burning stove. Sept to end of April at ‚£50 (£30 per winter short break) payable direct to owner on arrival please. Welcome pack of logs.

Welcome FREE 1 dog, 2nd dog at £25 per week


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Customer Reviews

Another wonderful visit. Mixed weather but the view never fails to enthral us. From our warm and comfortable spot above the waves we have watched cormorants, a seal and a pair of peregrine falcons. Coastal walks, beach walks and lunch outside in the sun!

Jill, Carolyn and Griff

Another superb week on a favourite place for us. The house remains snug and warm whatever the weather and we never tire of that view. Very many thanks.

The Hutchinsons

Had another lovely week. Our 4th visit, we think and we hope to be back. Great trip to Ramsey from St Justinians. Coast path is wonderful and the view here is the best in the world! A perfect spot.


Calm, comfy, warm and welcoming cottage in an ideal location. Thank you


Yet another wonderful week in our 25th year of coming here. One week was just too short!


Thank you for the opportunity to stay in your cottage which offers what must be the best views in Pembrokeshire! Warm and comfortable. Thank you.

Nichols Family

A great week. Lovely beach, played with the children for hours. Fantastic views, amazing sunsets. Horse riding on the beach was exhilerating. The Bishop's Palace in St davids was a morning well spent with children, boat trip rpunsd Ramsey Island seal spotting was klots of fun. Thanks for having us! Jacob (5months) really enjoyed his first holiday.

Nichols & Chase families, Hampshire

With Grandpa (Paul) and Jonathan Little here in spirit. A most welcome few days break. Wonderful memories of Oliver playing on the beach in perfect sunshine.

Oliver, Paul & Catherine, Myland

We have had such a lovely family holiday. Our first visit with us all together since the grand children were born. The location is superb and the house so comfortable with everything one could possibly need. Thank you very much.

Valdes-Scott family Dorset

20 years since our last visit. Great views as we remember. Great stay thankyou.

Cotton family & friends

Thank you for another wonderful week - see you next year.

Davis family & friends

We had a wonderful sunny week - thank you so much.

Robinson family

We have thoroughly enjoyed watching the changing moods of the sea from this wonderful view-point. The walks and the wild flowers have been excellent too.

Savage family

As we gaze across the sea we think what a beautiful place to be. Sunshine, wind, sea and sand. A better place could not be planned. The children laughed and had such fun, happy days and lots of sun. Evenings full of food and wine. We've really had a lovely time. I'm sure we'll all be back one day. Thank you for having us is all to say.

Jones family, Ferryside

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Access Statement(x)

Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes

Is there a gate to open? Yes

If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? Yes

Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? Yes

Are there paths? Yes

Are paths level and firm? Yes

Type of suface Gravel

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? Yes

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes