With the sun beating down, what could be better than a day out at the beach? But which one to choose? Luckily, there’s more than 50 beautiful Pembrokeshire beaches to pick from…
Long, short, sandy or cobbled – Pembrokeshire boasts just about every kind of different beach you could imagine. There’s one that’s perfect for you, whether you want to do a spot of rock-pooling, kite flying or just somewhere to soak up the summer sun!
Award winning beaches
If you love nothing more than getting the sand between your toes or going for swim in the sea then you need to be sure that the water is clean and safe.
The beaches around our coast are among the cleanest and best in Britain – and have been awarded countless Blue Flags to prove it! Blue Flag status is awarded to beaches that meet the highest water quality standards and safety and boast high quality amenities.
And, of course, one of the county’s finest beaches is right on our doorstep…Amroth Beach! Take a look at the video below and imagine yourself here, soaking up the summer sun…
Our top 10 Pembrokeshire beaches
Here we take a closer look at some of the most popular Pembrokeshire beaches that you simply have to visit during your stay with us…
The start or finish of the 186-mile Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, Amroth Beach is a real hidden gem. Amroth Castle is based alongside this golden, sandy beach which is perfect for games and relaxing in the sun. There’s lifeguard cover in the peak months for extra peace of mind.
Tenby South Beach
On a summer’s day there are few better places to be than Tenby’s South beach. Just a short drive from our holiday park, the popular resort of Tenby is a fantastic place to visit and its stunning beaches are its centrepiece. Flanked on both sides by huge expanses of sandy beach, it is the south side that attracts the crowds. At a mile and a half long this dune-backed beach is the perfect playground for families. At low tide you can walk round to Castle Beach and, through town, explore more of Tenby’s beautiful beaches and take in Harbour Beach and North Beach, all of which are equally worth a visit.
Just a short drive from Amroth Castle is Saundersfoot beach. This popular sandy beach is wide, flat and packed full of all the amenities you’d need. It’s a great spot for swimming, sun bathing and beach fun and games. It’s also home to local events such as the World Cawl Cooking Championships! .
Voted one of the best beaches in the UK (and indeed the world!), Barafundle Bay boasts golden sandy and crystal clear waters. Accessible only by a half-mile walk and with no facilities, this beach is all about its natural beauty and stunning surrounds, backed by sand dunes. Café and toilets at nearby Stackpole Quay and Stackpole village has a pub serving meals – definitely worth a visit!
If you love surfing then head over to Freshwater West beach which is renowned as something of a surfer’s paradise. This south westerly-facing beach benefits from some of the best waves in the county, but is only suited to the experienced and strong surfer. The is a great place for long walks and as the backdrop in in several films, include Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Pendine Sands is the famous stretch of beach where Sir Malcom Campbell first set the World Land Speed Record in 1924. And, while you may not have any ambition to do the same on this stretch of beach, it is a fantastic location for long walks, especially at low tide. Pendine also boasts a small array of shops and the Museum Of Speed here is also well worth a visit, especially if you love your motor racing history…
Manorbier beach is a sandy, dune-backed beach and is a popular spot for surfers. It does have some strong currents so please check tide times before you venture out! Great for rock pooling, this beach is also good for swimming, canoeing and angling. There is a cafe, disabled toilets and a pay car park. If you loe walking you can also walk to Tenby on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path!
There are so many fantastic Pembrokeshire beaches to choose from that’s it hard to know which ones to leave off our list. Newgale Beach, although a fair drive from our park, is one that has to be on there, however. As you drive into the small village you are met by a wall of cobble stones – but over this lies a huge expanse of sandy beach. Arrive here when the wind is blowing and you’ll struggle to stay on your feet! A walk along this enormous 2-mile stretch of beach will blow away the cobwebs! Walk right down to the southern end to find a walk-through cave and numerous sheltered bays.
Whitesands Beach is widely regarded as one of the best surfing beaches in Wales and such is very popular. Surfers tend to head to the northern end of the beach and at the quieter south end, there are some nicely sheltered bays. Whitesands is overlooked by the imposing craggy hill of Carn Llidl and this wide expanse curves north towards the remote rock headland of St Davids Head. This really is a beautiful stretch and ideal for walks and picnics.
Head west to Marloes Sands and you’ll be bowled over. With its impressive cliff faces towering over the beach, Marloes is a fantastic place to explore at low tide. The rock strata has divided up parts of the beach into mini bays, so there’s plenty of scope for exploring the many crevices and rock pools, if you don’t mind a ramble. Scenes from the Hollywood blockbuster Snow White and the Huntsman – featuring Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart – were shot here in September 2011.