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Whitesands Bay sunset

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Whitesands Bay sunset
Pembrokeshire - St Davids, Dyfed, Wales
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About the photo:

Whotesands Bay looks almost directly west, perfect for sunset photos like this! The Bay is located north west of St David's, and is popular with families, offering a long stretch of sandy beach, perfect for sunny days out. There are lovely walks along the coast, including a very attractive walk north and west to St David's Head.

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