Two of our favourite things in life are beaches and pizza so you can imagine how much we love the two combined- pizza on the beach! It was one of those evenings where we picked Dave up after work with no plan or idea of where we were going. We ended up on the St Davids Road and stopped at Newgale Beach. The stunning view of the misty beach and mountains from the brow of the hill is always enticing and we knew this was where we had to stop. I remembered hearing that The Cookhouse were serving wood fired pizza at Newgale Campsite throughout the holidays so we thought we’d take a look.
Newgale (Sat Nav Postcode: SA62 6AS) is a village along the A487 between Haverfordwest and Solva (and St Davids). It’s main attraction is the beautiful three mile stretch of blue flag beach loved by surfers of all abilities. There is also a caravan park, a campsite, a pub, cafe and surf shop. There are two car parks situated just behind the beach. The car parks are pay and display from 1st March to 31st October. Parking costs from 50p for an hour to £5 daily. We arrived after the charging period making this a free evening out (except for the optional beer and pizza!).
From the car park we found The Cookhouse at a spot just to the left of the entrance to Newgale Campsite. Having not planned our day out we hadn’t bought cash with us and we guessed the food truck would be cash only (it was).
The Duke of Edinburgh Inn
We walked into Newgale looking for a cash machine. The bad news is, there isn’t one. This was confirmed to us by a friend and surf instructor who works at Newsurf. The good news is he told us the pub does do cashback so we headed into The Duke of Edinburgh for a drink all in the name of getting cashback for our pizza, of course.
We enjoyed our sea view drinks. The food menu looked good too but we stuck to our plan of pizza. There are also rooms available to stay the night for a reasonable price too.
Izzy gives her approval.
Father and daughter time.
After our drinks we headed back to The Cookhouse to order our pizzas.
The Cookhouse sells wood fired pizza and tacos. There was a steady stream of customers while we were there but we didn’t have to wait too long.
This photo captures one of those moments when your child says something so funny and you just can’t stop laughing. Every time Dave and I looked at each other the giggles started again. Look at her not so innocent face…she’s so cheeky!
You can see the menu above. The prices start from £6 which is quite good, especially when sharing. Izzy chose Margherita, I went for a Veggie without the cheese and Dave chose a Cleddau Red Eye. As they’d been busy they ran out of the caramelised red onion so I asked for olives instead (it’s such a shame I’ll have to return to try the onions another time now!).
Cuddles with Daddy.
I gave Izzy my camera to keep her entertained while we waited. She had fun taking photos of the view.
The best things come to those who wait and we now had pizza…loadsa pizza!
There couldn’t have been a more perfect view to enjoy while we sat and enjoyed our food.
Pizzas on the beach!
Izzy enjoyed her Margherita pizza. If Caitlyn had been with us they would have shared. Izzy planned to take her leftover pizza home for lunch the following day but she accidentally dropped it while walking off the beach. The seagulls were very pleased about this!
The Cleddau Red Eye!
The Veggie- without cheese (and with olives instead of the usual caramelised onions). It was delicious. The pizza sauce was quite garlicky but very tasty. The dough was fresh and smoky. Dave usually prefers American style over Italian style pizzas but even he polished his off.
If we came here as a whole family we’d probably choose pizzas to share and also pick up some chips from The Pebbles Cafe.
The Cookhouse is also serving wood fired breakfasts over the summer (with a vegan option).
I saved my drink from the pub so enjoyed a (non alcoholic) beer with my pizza! Great combination! I’m loving non alcohol beer at the moment. It tastes exactly the same and means I can still drive us home!
The seagulls enjoyed Izzy’s pizza.
There are well maintained recycling facilities available (on some beaches these amenities are always overflowing). It’s best to take your rubbish home but if this isn’t possible just place the cardboard and glass in recycling.
It was a lovely evening and a great option for “tea” during the summer holidays. We passed people we knew staying at Newgale Campsite and wished we were staying too…
Will you be having pizza* on the beach?
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(*Apologies there will be a number of pizza themed post coming up on the blog soon. We seem to have eaten a lot of pizza this holidays!)