Pembrokeshire Beaches and Coastal Path

Pembrokeshire Beaches and Coastal Path

Welcome to our page on the best beaches in Pembrokeshire.

Here in Pembrokeshire is home to over 100 beaches within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The beaches and coastal paths are famous for their clean, water, white sand, cliffs, and sand dunes.

Our beaches have been awarded; Blue Flag, Green Coast and Seaside awards and are some of the best beaches in Wales.

Pembrokeshire’s Coastal Path was established in 1970 and covers 186 miles/299 km of Pembrokeshires west coast. You can walk from Amroth up to Poppit Sands in St Dogmaels with plenty of places to stay along the way.

Pembrokeshire is very environmentally conscious with environmental behaviour and awareness for tourism. We are very lucky to have access to some of the most breath taking views in Wales and want everyone to come and experience them with us.

Take a look at some of our recommended beaches below.

Please remember to check some regulations with dogs in the busy summer months.


Broad Haven


At low tide, a huge expanse of firm sand is revealed with plenty of room for everyone –  which is busy during the summer months due to its safe bathing.

South Beach


A mile and a half long, dune-backed, beach playground. There are acres of beach at low tide but still plenty of room at high tide fun, for all the family.




Overlooked by the imposing craggy hill of Carn Llidi, this wide expanse of fine white sand curves north towards the remote rocky headland of St Davids Head.

Freshwater West


This sand and rocky beach is the hunting ground of the surfer always on the lookout for that perfect wave.


Freshwater East


A wide bay of golden sand backed by dunes with a stream running through the beach at its southern end.

Barafundle Bay


A small bay backed by dunes, a half-mile walk from the car park. Swathes of golden sand and crystal clear waters.



There are some spectacular cliff formations; natural arches and caves to the north of the main beach but keep an eye on the sea as you can get cut off by the incoming tide.

Lydstep Haven


Lydstep Haven is a very pretty, privately owned beach consisting of sand and pebbles and backed by impressive wooded cliffs at either end.



‘Enormous’ is the only way to describe this beach; it’s almost 2 miles of sand backed by a huge pebble bank formed after a BIG storm in 1859.

East Angle Bay


A little-visited bay of wide sand and mud flats. This is an important feeding area for waders and, consequently, is a perfect place for birdwatching.



Aberbach is a small pebble beach but at low tide golden sand is revealed. It’s a great place to watch seals playing or, when the wind gets up, the waves crashing on the shore.

Amroth Beach


Amroth is a half mile long, flat, sandy beach. There’s a huge expanse of sand at low tide for all sorts of beach games. Rockpools can be found at the western end.

Abercastle Harbour


A long narrow picturesque inlet, sheltered from the prevailing winds makes it ideal for kayakers and boats. There is a charge for launching boats which helps pay for village amenities.

Church Doors Cove


A small sand and rocky cove with magnificent towering cliffs cut by the forces of the sea into a huge ‘door’. Access to this beach is at low tide only and via the coastal path only.

Coppet Hall


A sandy beach with plenty of sand even at high tide. A wide flat area of sand is exposed at low tide, which is ideal for beach games. Rocky to the eastern end with rockpools.