Beaches South

Tenby North Beach

Tenby North Beach on the South Pembrokeshire Coast.

The glorious beaches of Pembrokeshire are listed in clockwise order starting in the south east of the county at Amroth and ending in the north west at Poppit Sands.

They are listed in three sections: There is this section, the south coast beaches,  west coast beaches, and north coast beaches. Only the main beaches have been listed. There are many other small coves which can only be reached from Coast footpath.

Many of the beaches have been awarded European BLUE FLAG status. This is awarded for water quality, beach cleanliness and facilities. The awards are made annually.

Pembrokeshire County Council and The Pembrokeshire National Park Authority are encouraging visitors to make the most of public transport when visiting the beaches and coastline as congestion can be a problem in high season. Therefore, we have listed the the route number of the bus services for each beach.

Full details of the route and bus operator can be found in the Getting around section of this website.

SOUTH COAST BEACHES.

AMROTH.

A long sandy beach backed by pebbles. It has a series of wooden groynes which help protect the beach from erosion.This is a BLUE FLAG beach.  Amroth marks the start (or end) of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path which follows the beautiful coastline for 186 miles (300 Kms) to St.Dogmaels in the north west of the county.  Ample good parking and a number of pubs, restaurants, cafe,s and small shops. Can be busy in summer especially at full tide.

Bus Routes 350/351

WISEMANS BRIDGE.

A sand and rock beach, Great for kids who like rock pools. Limited parking. You can also park at Coppet Hall beach and follow the coast path through the tunnels to Wisemans Bridge. Pub that serves meals at back of beach.

Bus Routes 350/351

COPPET HALL BEACH.

A sand and rock beach. At low tide this is an extension of Saundersfoot beach. Large car park. Pub//restaurant at back of beach. Walk through tunnels to Saundersfoot.

SAUNDERSFOOT.

One of the most popular beaches in Pembrokeshire. A long sandy beach to the east of the harbour, which has been awarded a BLUE FLAG. To the west of the harbour is a sandy beach with  rocks. Plenty of parking. Shops, pubs,restaurants and cafe,s. Very busy in July and August.

Bus Routes 350/351/352/361/381. Train station approximately 1km away.

TENBY

Tenby is Pembrokeshire’s most popular resort. Great beaches but can be crowded in season.The attractive old walled town overlooks the harbour and  beaches. Parking can be a problem particularly in high season. During the main school holiday period,  Park and Ride services operate. These are well sign posted on the way into town. North beach Castle beach and South beach are all BLUE FLAG beaches.Full facilities in Tenby. For full list of bus services see “Getting Around”.  Train station

TENBY NORTH BEACH

Large sandy beach, dominated by the Goskar Rock. The harbour and Castle are at the southern end of the beach. Large car park at the Norton but access to beach is via steep stairs. Easier access via the promenade which follows the beach from the harbour. No car parking close by. Park and Ride service from Norton car park to Harbour in High season.

TENBY CASTLE BEACH

Sandy beach, accessed from near harbour. At low tide Castle and South beaches merge  into one. No parking near by.

TENBY SOUTH BEACH

A Large sandy beach backed by a large area of dunes. Quieter than North and Castle beaches. Large car  park next to beach. Access to the beach available from the south end at Penally train station.

LYDSTEP BEACH

A sand and pebbles BLUE FLAG beach with cliffs at either end. Access to the beach is via a privately owned caravan park or via the the track to Lydstep head which starts in the village, Cafe and shop in caravan park.Pub and shop in village.

Bus Routes 349/359

Manorbier Beach

The sandy beach at Manorbier.

MANORBIER

A south west facing beach of sand with rock pools.Popular for surfing when the wind is in the right direction.  Good parking but can be very busy at times. Pub and shop in village. Castle (open to public) overlooks the beach. To the south of the beach on the headland is the King’s Quoit, which is an ancient burial chamber dating from around 3000 BC.

Bus Routes 349/359 Train station approximately 1KM from village.

FRESHWATER EAST

Long sandy beach backed by sand dunes. Car parking approximately 100 meters from beach. Can be very busy in high season. Shop and cafe at Trewent Park. Pub in village above beach.

Bus Routes Coastal Cruiser No.387.

STACKPOLE QUAY

Small sandy beach. Parking in National Trust car park. Cafe at car park. Pub/restaurant at Stackpole village.

Barafundle Beach

Barafundle Beach.

BARAFUNDLE BAY

A beautiful horse shoe shaped bay with a sandy beach.Cliffs at either end, backed by dunes and woodland.Voted best beach in UK in a recent poll. The beach is reached by following the Coast footpath from Stackpole Quay. It is a ten minute walk, [approx. 1KM.] No facilities at beach.

BROAD HAVEN SOUTH

A sandy beach backed by sand dunes. Parking at National Trust car park. Bosherston Lily Pools close by. National Trust car park above beach with steep steps to beach.

Bus Routes 383/387 to Bosherston village.

The coast from Broad Haven South to Freshwater West forms part of the Castlemartin Gunnery range. Access is only permitted when there is no military activity on the range.

FRESHWATER WEST

A large beach of sand and rock pools, backed by dunes. A very popular surfing beach which has hosted Welsh, British and European championships. Two car parks, one at the northern end of the beach and one at the southern end. Swimming is NOT recommended due to strong currents, and pounding surf.

Bus Route 388

WEST ANGLE BAY

A small sandy beach at the entrance to Milford Haven. Great place to watch shipping entering and leaving the haven. Good parking. Cafe on beach. Pub in village.

Bus Routes 366/388

DALE

A shingle beach on the west side of the entrance to the Milford Haven. A popular yachting and wind surfing centre.  Views up the haven. Large car park.  Pub and cafe and yacht chandlery.

Bus Routes 315/316 and 400

WEST DALE

Sand and rock pools girded by steep cliffs. Approached by walking across fields from Dale or via the Coast footpath. Steep climb down to beach. Very limited parking.

MARLOES SANDS

Sand and pebbles with rock pools on this large impressive beach. Colourful interesting cliff formations. Parking at the National Trust car park which is a good (1KM) walk from the beach. In high season the local farmer opens up his field for parking and this is closer to the beach. Pub and shop in Marloes village.

Bus Routes 315/316 and 400.

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