Manorbier Beach
Manorbier Beach
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  • Ross and Eleanor
    Keith, United Kingdom74 contributions
    A lovely sheltered beach with fantastic cafe’s close by, but don’t expect huge golden sands.
    We have spent 2 weeks staying in Manorbier in late July and visited the beach regularly. It was clean every time and not too busy, with plenty of parking. There are great food options just 5 mins from the beach in Manorbier (Manorbier Castle Cafe, Beach Break Cafe or Castle Inn - would recommend you book a table at busy times for the latter two). This isn’t a huge sandy beach but what it lacks in sand is made up for in its sheltered bay and amenities close by. There is more sand at low tide. Dog friendly and public toilets in the car park. Lovely walks in either direction along the cliffs.
    Visited June 2021
    Traveled with family
    Written July 14, 2021
  • Carl M
    Oldbury, United Kingdom5 contributions
    Camping in manorbier
    Just got back from a trip to manorbier with our vw camper van.the site we stayed at was buttyland manor ,which was very well equipped for our trip showers toilets etc and all within a half hour walk to the beach.there are various ways you can walk to the beach weather its on the small country lane or through the woodland either are quite pleasant,the beach itself was clean of litter and dogs and owners careful of of other beach goers.we were there with a 7 year old who enjoyed bodysurfing and generally had fun in the sun in the beautiful sea for hours.the beach was busy but people were socially distancing with no problems,we would fully recommend this beach and surrounding area and look forward to visiting again.
    Visited August 2020
    Traveled with family
    Written August 5, 2020
  • geraint H
    Cwmbran, United Kingdom29 contributions
    Best beach
    Beautifull beach. A MUST ! Remember to take cash for parking £6. NOTE ! Little or no phone signal on beach or car park. Toilet in carpark and shops on road down to beach. Take drinks with you can be expensive from van in car park during summer. Stunning walks, fishing and views. Excellent photography for Sunrise and sunset pics.
    Visited August 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written September 16, 2022
  • machinmad
    Yaxley, United Kingdom2,425 contributions
    Great views ...
    A lovely beach where the shallow stretches out at long way. We walked the west-bound path up and round the headland to the next bay, interesting named swan lake. The view at the top of the climb is absolutely majestic and worth the exhausting climb.
    Visited July 2021
    Written October 26, 2021
  • Allotmenteerconsumer
    Broughton, United Kingdom140 contributions
    Tenby & area was heaving yet this smallish beach nearby was beautiful and quiet.
    Car park is at end of a narrow road and is just 200 yards from beach. Paid on line by card. £5 for 24 hours. Public toilets next to car park. Dedicated bridleway (disabled friendly) from car park to beach. Flat expanse of sand in this modestly sized beach. Saw a horse galloping and quite popular with kayaks and dog walkers, neither a problem. We chose a quiet spot and nearest person was at least 50 yards. Did see some jellyfish, which I gather are a regular sighting. Have read this is a very clean beach but saw a pipe part buried in the sand heading out to sea which suspiciously looked like a sewage pipe. Some people were swimming.
    Visited May 2021
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 22, 2021
  • JustinandDrew
    Witney, United Kingdom17 contributions
    Manorbier beach
    Fab beach. I think the best one around here. It has toilets, cafe a short walk in the village with great food and coffee. Toilets in the car park. Parking is pay machine which if you download the app called pay by phone fist it will make your day 100 times easier as very simple to use with Apple Pay. 4g reception on the beach with EE. Car park is only 2-3 min walk from the beach, there is also a handy fresh water stream on the beach for washing down ISUP etc. Beach has sand and stones so you can take your pic. Shade is a no so you much bring your own. Great for surfing when rough and paddle boarding when calm. No life guards.
    Visited June 2021
    Traveled with family
    Written July 29, 2021
  • Andy P
    Derby, United Kingdom22 contributions
    Great beach, good waves
    Great beach - managed to catch some good waves. There's a sizeable and reasonably priced car park with a free toilet. Ice cream van regularly parked there. Some words of caution - No lifeguards are at Manorbier beach and I had read about rip currents at the East of the beach (on the left as you look out to sea) catching people out. Also, when the tide is in there's quite a shelf so we waited for a lower tide before bodyboarding. Check Surfline.com for sea conditions. One of the flattest beaches we also enjoyed was Broadhaven (next to Little Haven) where you can walk between the two beaches at low tide. Watch out for jellyfish around the pembrokeshire coast! Disclaimer - advisory only; from a pleasure seeking young family. Images provided were taken near high tide.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 4, 2023
  • Matt Webb
    Redditch, United Kingdom12 contributions
    Sheltered bay with brilliant rock pools.
    A shingle beach with some sand to the eastern end. Car parking approx 100m back. £1 an hour. Bay dominated by the impressive castle and Norman church. Good rock pools. Probably a good surfing beach.
    Visited July 2021
    Written July 31, 2021
  • 123rc
    Southport, United Kingdom96 contributions
    Interesting
    This is an interesting beach. A stream/river flows down it to the sea which you need to cross tio access the main beach. There are rtocks and rock pools to explore. Mainly shingle but with a bit of sand. There is a small wall.barrier you cna sit on. Good access to the Wales coastal path.
    Visited October 2020
    Written October 27, 2020
  • Georgie Brooks
    Wales, United Kingdom39 contributions
    Pictoresque
    Absolutely amazing. So beautiful, and calm. I went there with my friend and parents and two dogs. It was so beautiful! There is also a path to go for a walk right next to the beach if you fancy going on a long walk along the mountain. The beach is very clean and perfect for a picnic! Would definitely go again!
    Visited August 2020
    Traveled with family
    Written August 8, 2020
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machinmad
Yaxley, UK2,425 contributions
Jul 2021
A lovely beach where the shallow stretches out at long way. We walked the west-bound path up and round the headland to the next bay, interesting named swan lake.

The view at the top of the climb is absolutely majestic and worth the exhausting climb.
Written October 26, 2021
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Allotmenteerconsumer
Broughton, UK140 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Car park is at end of a narrow road and is just 200 yards from beach. Paid on line by card. £5 for 24 hours. Public toilets next to car park. Dedicated bridleway (disabled friendly) from car park to beach.
Flat expanse of sand in this modestly sized beach. Saw a horse galloping and quite popular with kayaks and dog walkers, neither a problem. We chose a quiet spot and nearest person was at least 50 yards.
Did see some jellyfish, which I gather are a regular sighting.
Have read this is a very clean beach but saw a pipe part buried in the sand heading out to sea which suspiciously looked like a sewage pipe. Some people were swimming.
Written June 22, 2021
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JustinandDrew
Witney, UK17 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Fab beach. I think the best one around here. It has toilets, cafe a short walk in the village with great food and coffee.

Toilets in the car park.
Parking is pay machine which if you download the app called pay by phone fist it will make your day 100 times easier as very simple to use with Apple Pay.

4g reception on the beach with EE.
Car park is only 2-3 min walk from the beach, there is also a handy fresh water stream on the beach for washing down ISUP etc.

Beach has sand and stones so you can take your pic.
Shade is a no so you much bring your own.

Great for surfing when rough and paddle boarding when calm.

No life guards.
Written July 29, 2021
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Andy P
Derby, UK22 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Great beach - managed to catch some good waves. There's a sizeable and reasonably priced car park with a free toilet. Ice cream van regularly parked there. Some words of caution - No lifeguards are at Manorbier beach and I had read about rip currents at the East of the beach (on the left as you look out to sea) catching people out. Also, when the tide is in there's quite a shelf so we waited for a lower tide before bodyboarding. Check Surfline.com for sea conditions. One of the flattest beaches we also enjoyed was Broadhaven (next to Little Haven) where you can walk between the two beaches at low tide. Watch out for jellyfish around the pembrokeshire coast!
Disclaimer - advisory only; from a pleasure seeking young family. Images provided were taken near high tide.
Written August 4, 2023
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Matt Webb
Redditch, UK12 contributions
Jul 2021
A shingle beach with some sand to the eastern end. Car parking approx 100m back. £1 an hour. Bay dominated by the impressive castle and Norman church. Good rock pools. Probably a good surfing beach.
Written July 31, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

123rc
Southport, UK96 contributions
Oct 2020
This is an interesting beach. A stream/river flows down it to the sea which you need to cross tio access the main beach. There are rtocks and rock pools to explore. Mainly shingle but with a bit of sand. There is a small wall.barrier you cna sit on. Good access to the Wales coastal path.
Written October 27, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Georgie Brooks
Wales, UK39 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Absolutely amazing. So beautiful, and calm. I went there with my friend and parents and two dogs. It was so beautiful! There is also a path to go for a walk right next to the beach if you fancy going on a long walk along the mountain. The beach is very clean and perfect for a picnic! Would definitely go again!
Written August 8, 2020
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Nenners56
Ledbury, UK2,982 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Follow the small lanes and you will arrive at Manorbier where the medieval castle dominates the surroundings. In its day I think it must have been a pretty splendid place. Reasonable size car park and toilets and a flat walk 250m to the beach which is mainly sand and pebbles but lots of eroded rock forming loads of small rock pools. Delighted spot, not much changed in hundreds of years and certainly worth a visit.
Written September 29, 2020
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Tring4
Tring, UK614 contributions
Sep 2020
Lovely beach on the Pembrokeshire coastal path . A small beach with a mix of sand and stone and excellent parking even for a Motorhome . Clean toilets in the car park. Easily walkable to the nearby Castle and village
Written September 22, 2020
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janeywhit
Marsden, UK967 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Lots of surfers at weekends. Plenty of dog walkers and visitors too. Ample parking and an ice cream van. Good coastal walking in both directions (go left for a beautiful hidden cove down steep steps)
Written May 23, 2021
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