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Place Category: Beaches
Freshwater West (also known as Fresh West) Beach is near Castlemartin, within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The beach is a great unspoilt rural beach, approximately 1km across, with rock pools and backed by rolling sand dunes and marsh land.
Freshwater West is a popular surfing beach due to its consistent Atlantic swells and strong waves and regularly hosts surfing tournaments.
As this is a remote beach with unspoilt views it is a popular filming location, such as: 2010 Robin Hood starring Russell Crowe, Harry Potter films and BBC’s The Sarah Jane Adventures.
Car parking available and you may be lucky and get an ice-cream/food van.
We have no current information on dog restrictions for Freshwater West Beach.
Freshwater West Beach Weather Forecast
Light rain on Saturday through Tuesday, with temperatures falling to 14°C on Wednesday.Partly cloudy until afternoon.Today's Forecast
12->180% 40% 2 mph
5:17 am 9:20 pmClear throughout the day.Thursday, May 25th
13->200% 13% 8 mph
5:16 am 9:21 pmPartly cloudy in the evening.Friday, May 26th
15->200% 13% 12 mph
5:14 am 9:22 pmLight rain until afternoon.Saturday, May 27th
13->1768% 63% 4 mph
5:13 am 9:23 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Sunday, May 28th
12->161% 73% 3 mph
5:12 am 9:25 pmLight rain in the morning and evening.Monday, May 29th
12->1650% 99% 10 mph
5:11 am 9:26 pmLight rain in the morning.Tuesday, May 30th
11->1567% 65% 11 mph
5:11 am 9:27 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Wednesday, May 31st
11->145% 59% 3 mph
5:10 am 9:28 pm
Freshwater West Beach Tide Times
Freshwater West Beach Water quality
Samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
- Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
- Good: generally good water quality
- Sufficient: meets minimum standards
- Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
Photos from around the surrounding area