Pembrokeshire Beaches and Coast

The beautiful county of Pembrokeshire lies in the south-western corner of Wales and is its most popular destination for holidaymakers. With more than 185 miles of coastal trails meandering around the stunning coastline, along with spectacular scenery and award-winning beaches, there is something for everyone here.

Pembrokeshire offers the visitor a great variety of small towns, villages and even one city where you can discover fantastic independent shops, a bustling arts and crafts industry and lovely guesthouses, B&Bs and campsites to stay in. From St David's in the furthest south-west, designated the UK's smallest city due to its cathedral, to the seaside towns of Fishguard and Newport, there's lots to see and do.

Much of the area is part of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park which was set up in 1952 to protect its beauty and the wildlife within it. The Park is unique for the United Kingdom in that it is predominately coastal.

Pembrokeshire is a paradise for wildlife lovers as it is unrivalled for its colonies of seabirds and marine life which cluster around the coves and cliffs at different times of the year. And if outdoors is what you've come to Pembrokeshire to explore, then there are a multitude of activities for you get involved in. Everything from walking the Park's coastal path, to surfing on the beaches at Newgale or Whitesands, cycling amongst the gentle hills or perhaps even trying out some horse riding or cliff-top golf!

Nearest Beaches in Pembrokeshire

  • Coppet Hall Beach

    Coppet Hall Beach is a small sandy beach with pebbles at high tide located in Saundersfoot Bay between the beaches of Saundersfoot and Wiseman’s Bridge. You can walk to Wiseman Beach through a cliff tunnel. The beach is popular for swimming, windsurfing, sailing and fishing. Facilities include car park and read more

  • Musselwick Sands Beach

    Musselwick Sands beach is a strip of golden sands with views of St. Davids Peninsula. The sand disappears at high tide but this beach is quiet and secluded due to the difficult access. Limited roadside parking and then roughly a 10 minute walk. To get down on to the beach read more

  • Swanlake Bay Beach

    Swanlake Bay beach is like a lot of the beaches in this area of Pembrokeshire; a secluded shingle beach with sand exposed at low tide surrounded by cliffs. Swanlake Bay Beach is popular for swimming, fishing and walking. No parking near the beach but there is parking at nearby farm. read more

  • Parrog Beach

    Parrog beach is a small beach with mainly pebbles and rock pools and some sand at low tide. The beach is separated from the much larger Newport Sands by the estuary of the River Nevern. Parrog is not a great swimming beach as the currents can be unpredictable. Car parking, read more

  • Cwm yr Eglwys Beach

    Cwm yr Eglwys beach is a shingle and pebble beach with rock pools, located within a small sheltered cove on the north side of the Dinas Head peninsula. Facilities include limited parking, slipway and toilets.

  • Broad Haven South Beach

    Broad Haven South beach is a crescent shaped beach with golden sand, popular with families and for surfing and bodyboarding. The beach is known for Church Rock which protrudes from the water and is backed by sand dunes and expansive National Trust woodland and Lily Ponds. Facilities include car park, toilets and if read more

  • Amroth Beach

    Amroth beach is a long south-facing beach is mostly sandy with a pebble bank. Amroth is a small seaside village on the southern tip of Pembrokeshire and is the southern start of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. The beach is famous for its submerged forest, at very low tides tree stumps read more

  • Abereiddy Bay Beach

    Abereiddy Bay is a pebble beach made up mainly of shingle, however, at low tide, fine, dark sand is revealed. The beach is popular for boating, surfing, canoeing and is a good spot for fossil hunting. You also have the lagoon which is a favourite for adventure groups. Abereiddy is read more

  • Abercastle Beach

    Abercastle beach is a sheltered sand and shingle beach within a small picturesque cove and fishing village. Popular with divers, swimming, canoeing, kayaking and angling. Facilities include limited car parking, toilets and slipway.

  • Broad Haven Beach

    Broad Haven beach is sand with views across St. Brides Bay and is popular with families. At high tide you have a narrow strip of sandy and pebble beach but as the tide goes out you get a large expanse of sand. If the tide is out you can walk round read more

  • Druidston Haven Beach

    Druidston Haven beach is a secluded sand and pebble surrounded by high cliffs. You need to be a little careful with the tides as the beach splits into smaller coves as the tides comes in. The beach is very popular for horse riding and you may well encounter horses on read more

  • Porthmelgan Beach

    Porthmelgan beach is a remote beach on St David’s Head overlooking Ramsay island. At high tide the beach is pebbles but sand becomes visible as the tide goes out. The beach is sheltered by rocky cliffs and a large stream cuts across the beach. Porthmelgan beach is a popular choice rather read more

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