"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 and Tides

Forecast for Saturday 27 May

06:00


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 7mph.
ESE
Pressure 1006
Humidity 94%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 12%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 5mph.
SSW
Pressure 1008
Humidity 91%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 16%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
WSW
Pressure 1010
Humidity 94%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
WSW
Pressure 1013
Humidity 86%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
WSW
Pressure 1015
Humidity 87%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
WSW
Pressure 1017
Humidity 92%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
02:00 BST
(01:00 GMT)
High Tide
08:02 BST
(07:02 GMT)
Low Tide
14:21 BST
(13:21 GMT)
High Tide
20:24 BST
(19:24 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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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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