We are blessed to have some of the most beautiful beaches in the whole of Britain only a drive away. Whether you want to relax on golden, unspoilt beaches, walk a coastal path or explore the charming coastal towns and villages, this part of the world could keep you busy for weeks.
The long sweeping beaches and sheltered enclaves and coves of the Pembrokeshire coast are all accessible from the 180-mile Coastal path. Our eldest son has walked the entire length, so is a great authority on the best stretches! You will be spoilt with stunning vistas, bird and animal life, and great walking and watersports in Summer.
Amroth marks the southern end of the path. It is our favourite of the closest beaches. We have a long family tradition of visiting there, and have been regular patrons of the Pirate Restaurant and Café and Smugglers Bar and Grill over the years. Pendine Sands is famous for the land speed records broken on its long sands.
For the active and adventurous, Newgale and Whitesands Bay are unspoilt and very popular with surfers. Blue Lagoon, a tidal plunge pool, is in Abereiddy, near St Davids, and is great for safe cliff jumping.
Rugged, west-facing Freshwater West is a surfers’ paradise, and the perfect place for a walk to blow away the cobwebs. It was also used as a location for Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows, and Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe.
The lily ponds of Bosherston, paradisical Broad Haven South and Barafundle Bay are all treasures tucked away on the rugged Angle peninsula. Sheltered from the prevailing winds, Barafundle’s golden sands and clear waters are breathtaking. It is one of Pembrokeshire’s best-kept secrets, and a real highlight.
Visit the Gower Peninsula to the east, ‘the supermodel of British Beaches’ according to the Independent. Visitors have the choice of the sweeping length and sand dunes of Rhosilli Bay, voted third-best beach in Europe this year, or the multi-blue flag award winning Three Cliffs Bay.
Ask us about tide times and weather reports to make the most of your trip to the coast. For more information about nearby beaches and the Pembrokeshire coastal path, visit Discover Carmarthenshire or Visit Pembrokesire, or why not have a look at our blog?