Freshwater East is connected to the coastal bus service number 387/388. The Coastal Cruiser connects the surrounding villages to Pembroke and Pembroke Dock both of which has a railway station.
Freshwater East has a history dating back to the Iron Age, with the remains of a fort at East Cliff.
During the 18th century, Freshwater East was a stopping off point for coastal shipping requiring water and it also achieved notoriety for smuggling with contraband being stored in the cliffs.
In Victorian times Freshwater East was part of a busy social scene and very popular for outings and picnics.
The Pembrokeshire horse races were held on the beach in 1860!
Freshwater East has a broad, wide, sandy beach that is dune-backed in the middle and has some sheltered rocky sections on the east side. The dunes behind the beach are a local nature reserve ‘The Burrows’.
Food & drink
There is a pub, The Freshwater Inn, and beachside cafe, Time Flies, in the village.
There are plenty of small campsites and caravan sites nearby. There are some quality B&Bs and hotels in the village and surrounding areas. Self-catering cottages can be found all across the area.