Freshwater West Beach

Freshwater West beach, Castlemartin, Pembrokeshire

Place Category: Beaches

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  • 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.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 4 beaches around Pembroke, 54 beaches in Pembrokeshire, or check our Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Freshwater West Beach Weather Forecast

    Light rain on Saturday through Tuesday, with temperatures falling to 14°C on Wednesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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       0%  40%   2 mph
      5:17 am    9:20 pm
    Thursday, May 25th
     Clear throughout the day.
     
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       0%  13%   8 mph
      5:16 am    9:21 pm

    Friday, May 26th
     Partly cloudy in the evening.
     
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       0%  13%   12 mph
      5:14 am    9:22 pm
    Saturday, May 27th
     Light rain until afternoon.
     
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    17
       68%  63%   4 mph
      5:13 am    9:23 pm

    Sunday, May 28th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    16
       1%  73%   3 mph
      5:12 am    9:25 pm
    Monday, May 29th
     Light rain in the morning and evening.
     
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       50%  99%   10 mph
      5:11 am    9:26 pm

    Tuesday, May 30th
     Light rain in the morning.
     
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    15
       67%  65%   11 mph
      5:11 am    9:27 pm
    Wednesday, May 31st
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       5%  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.
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