Freshwater East beach

Freshwater East beach

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

At low tide, the sea reveals plenty of sand for all those ball games without bothering the neighbours and the low cliffs at the eastern end provide some nice private ‘bays’.

If you’re planning to visit, check out the tide times to make sure you’ve plenty of beach to play on and that you don’t get cut off by the incoming tide!

Green Coast Award 2022

What's at Freshwater East beach?


Separate blue badge holders only car park. Crushed stone path from permit holders’ car park to the main access to the beach: 1:12 to 1:10 for 8 metres, then level concrete path onto soft sand. Beach wheelchair available to hire, pre-book online here.


Parking is available across the road from the beach.


Slipway, toilets.

Onshore facilities

Behind the beach is Freshwater Bay Caravan Park and Café/restaurant can be found in Freshwater East village together with a pub and shop. Explore the 90-acre nature reserve, The Burrows.  Footpaths crisscross the many habitats from dune grassland to woodland with a boardwalk through a reed marsh.


  • Bathing
  • Cafe
  • Canoeing
  • Car Park
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Green Coast Award
  • Mooring
  • Phone
  • Power Boating
  • Sailing
  • Sand Dunes
  • Sandy Beach
  • Sea Angling
  • Seaside Award Beach
  • Slipway or Launching
  • Stream
  • Surfing
  • Toilets
  • Water Ski
  • Wind Surfing

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I can highly recommend Pembrokeshire - it has everything for a great holiday!

Valery Collins, Experienced Traveller