"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 Wednesday 24 April

06:00


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
E
Pressure 990
Humidity 87%
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Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 22%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
ESE
Pressure 988
Humidity 83%
UV Index
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12:00


Chance of rain 81%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
SE
Pressure 988
Humidity 88%
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Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 42%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
S
Pressure 989
Humidity 83%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 27%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
S
Pressure 991
Humidity 82%
UV Index
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21:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
SSE
Pressure 992
Humidity 85%
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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