Sand, glorious sand

What could be better than a day out at the beach

Beaches in Pembrokeshire

Acres and acres of golden sands backed by dunes like Freshwater West and Broad Haven south or a small, secluded rocky cove, such a Cwm yr Eglwys, perfect for rock-pooling?

Protected by their National Park status Pembrokeshire’s beaches have some of the cleanest waters and sands with many awards to show for it; Blue flags, Green Coast, Seaside awards! That makes Pembrokeshire beaches some of the best in Wales.

Beach awards information

Blue Flag

The programme aims to raise environmental awareness and promote good environmental behaviour among tourists and local populations and best practice among beach and marina management staff. The prestigious Blue Flag for beaches is acknowledged in 46 countries around the world.

Green Coast

The Green Coast Award recognises excellent water quality, high environmental standards and sensitive management of rural beaches. The award is for beaches that have not only achieved EC excellent water quality but are prized for their natural unspoilt environment. This means that they generally do not have the level of infrastructure and intensive management generally associated with more urban, traditional resort beaches. Because of the nature of the award, you will not find a flag flying but you should find an unobtrusive plaque somewhere.

Seaside Awards

The Seaside Award is run in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The award is split into two categories: Resort and Rural due to the differing character of our beaches. A Resort beach attracts many visitors and typically provides good facilities such as toilets, access for disabled people, car parks and cafes. Many have dog restrictions throughout the bathing season.

When heading to the coast, remember to check the tides times for Pembrokeshire. Your swathe of golden sand might have disappeared for its twice daily wash or at the end of your beach stroll you find the tide has snuck in behind you and left you stranded!

Use the map below to discover your perfect Pembrokeshire beach.