"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Freshwater West Beach

The beach is approximately 1 km across, facing west out to the Atlantic Ocean and lies in front of sand dunes and marsh land. This beach picks up the strongest Atlantic swells and as a consequence is extremely popular with surfers. Castlemartin Corse drains land to the east and is the dominant freshwater influence to the bathing water. The bathing water lies within the Pembrokeshire Marine Special Area of Conservation and the surrounding area forms part of the Limestone Coast of South West Wales and Castlemartin Corse Sites of Special Scientific Interest. The bathing water is also located within Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, further highlighting the environmental value of the area.

Beach type: sand

Nearest town: Pembroke

Local authority: Pembrokeshire Council

OS Grid Reference: SR882996

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Freshwater West Beach

  • Photography workshops courses & photography walks (4m)
  • Museum Of The Home (6m)
  • Pembroke Castle (6m)
  • Upton Castle Gardens (8m)
  • Lions Den (10m)
  • Skomer Island Nature Reserve (11m)
  • Picton Castle (12m)
  • Clerkenhill Adventure Farm (14m)

Tourist Information

Milford Haven
Tourist Information Centre
Suite 19, Cedar Court
Milford Haven Pembrokeshire
Wales
SA73 3LS

Phone 01437 771 818
Email milford.tic@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

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Weather

Forecast for Monday 22 October

06:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
N
Pressure 1039
Humidity 80%
UV Index n/a
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09:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
NNE
Pressure 1041
Humidity 72%
UV Index
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12:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
N
Pressure 1041
Humidity 58%
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15:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
N
Pressure 1041
Humidity 62%
UV Index
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18:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
NNW
Pressure 1041
Humidity 80%
UV Index n/a
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21:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
NW
Pressure 1041
Humidity 84%
UV Index n/a
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A sandy beach backed by dunes and surrounding headland. Historially this secluded beach was a haunt for smugglers. Now particularly popular with water sports enthusiasts and local fishermen.

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