Beaches

Miles of golden sands

Pembrokeshire is home to Britain's only truly coastal National Park and contains a wide variety of beaches.

We have more Blue Flag and Green Coast beaches than any other county in the country. Some beaches are easy to reach and ideal for families, others are less accessible and offer peace and seclusion.

Most provide good swimming and many lend themselves to plenty of other activities too, such as watersports, beach games, rockpooling or just taking it easy in the sun.

Family at Whitesands Bay, St Davids, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales, UK

The health benefits of beaches are almost endless. Some may enjoy going for a run on the cool flat sand at low tide, while others may take equal pleasure relaxing and taking in the inspiring scenery.

Beaches are brilliant for family time, where beach games, sandcastle building and rockpooling are a great way to get active and inspired by the world around you.

Whatever you decide to do on the beautiful beaches of Pembrokeshire, please remember that these beaches are also home to an array of special wildlife.

RNLI Lifeguards will be present at the following beaches until at least 6 September 2020 :

  • Broad Haven North
  • Freshwater West
  • Newgale (North and Central)
  • Newport Sands
  • Poppit Sands
  • Saundersfoot Beach
  • Tenby South Beach
  • Tenby Castle Beach
  • Whitesands

Dogs on beaches

You and your dog are welcome on more than 50 of Pembrokeshire’s beaches, but some have dog restricted areas or dog bans between 1 May and the end of September.

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Easy Access Beaches

Many of Pembrokeshire's award-winning beaches allow easy access, usually via concrete ramps or slipways.

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Coastal Habitats

A coastal environment contains any habitat that is influenced by or connected to the sea. The sea influences all of the habitats within the National Park.

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