West Wales Supporters

manonabeach® is proud to have financial support from the following businesses in Pembrokeshire, Carmarthen Bay and The Gower Peninsula, listed by supported beach page.  Please use the send your answers menu  or email info@manonabeach.com to find out more.  Click on each supporter’s banner, below here, to learn about their business.  Also, see what the beach means to them, above their banner.

Benefits to new and renewing supporters now include:

  • access to beach lovers in largely urban areas (24% London) who are looking forward to their return to your area and to enjoying your services and online products, with hundreds of thousands of hits to the site and being seen in 160 countries.
  • access to over 2,500 films from the archive, including over 1,300 narrative interviews, to use in your social media for customer retention and in your blog, like this example.  Why not use the manonabeach® question to engage with your customers?

Newgale Sands, Whitesand Bay, Porthmelgan  and Caerfai:

“What does the beach mean to you..?”

Newgale Sands
We have always loved Newgale Beach, mainly because, when you come down the hill from Haverfordwest and Pelcomb Cross… and see the view across St Bride’s Bay, towards Ramsey Island, you feel that you have ‘arrived’… in our case after a 240 miles journey. You have a sense of peace and belonging… a feeling of security and wellbeing. The view is never the same…sometimes a calm and flat sea with no surfers… and other days, a raging, angry surf with everyone stretching themselves to the limit as they navigate the huge waves. It also means that we are getting very close to St Davids and this brings the Cathedral just a ‘stone’s throw’ away, the coastal path within five minutes walk and the other wonderful beaches at Caerfai and Whitesands. Is Pembrokeshire one the seven wonders of the world (?)…. it should be!
Whitesands Bay
We have had close connections with Whitesands Bay beach for over 50 years, starting with a family holiday in 1963 at Warpool Court Hotel.
We started a much closer connection in the early 1980s, when we married and camped every year with our growing family, spending many happy days on Whitesands Bay beach.. sandcastles, rock pools, surf, amazing skies and sunsets and the continuous motion of the sea at high and low tide….ever changing and always therapeutic and restoring. We often walked up and down the beach with buggies in the evening..looking across to Ramsey Island and South Bishop lighthouse.. When we’re in St Davids, we have to visit Whitesands every day. It provides peace and tranquility… as well as power and energy. For us there is no better place to be… just to be!
Caerfai Bay
Caerfai Bay beach is just a few minutes walk from the Caerfai Bay Campsite, overlooking the wonderful St Brides Bay. From the early 1980s we camped there every year with our four children and the highlight of every day was walking down the rocky path to the very intimate Caerfai Bay, which has a steep back drop of rocks and a lovely sandy beach at low tide…very safe, totally unspoilt, full of atmosphere and perfect for a young family.
Sandcastles would soon be washed away by the incoming tide and it was time for a BBQ and supper. In the morning the sun rose over the bay and there was always a sense of freedom and calm… and anticipation for another exciting walk down to Caerfai Bay.
We love Porthmelgan Beach, as it can only be accessed from the coastal path and, therefore, it’s always very quiet and peaceful. It’s a place to escape and enjoy a small cove with a lovely sandy beach at low tide…. it provides a time to reflect and draw energy from the sea and the whole coastal environment. It’s just 20 minutes walk from Whitesands Bay and a place to reduce your levels of stress and anxiety…. and recover, ready for your next challenge.

…Linda and Hamish, at Ty Gwilym Holiday Cottages, below:

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