our favourite beaches

West Angle Bay, a short drive from Warren Farm, Wales
Angle

West Angle bay. A lovely toddler-friendly beach

West Angle bay takes a while to get to, located as it is beyond Angle out on the western tip of the southern peninsular. But with its sheltered location and multiple coves, it’s a fantastic beach for toddlers and smaller kids. It’s also great for more adventurous teenagers. In fact, it’s the beach Hannah’s grandparents took her to the most often up until the age of about five. It was a regular feature of her bike expeditions with friends when she was older. Read More …

Freshwater East

Freshwater East. A brilliant family beach

Freshwater East, or Fresh East as it’s known locally, used to be one of the more popular beaches, but is much more quiet now with the increasing popularity of other beaches. This a great beach for all the family, as it has a great mix of golden sand, easy access, lots of rock pools and of

Manorbier

Manorbier. The most pleasant place by far

The village of Manorbier is blessed with three beaches: Precipe, Skrinkle and Manorbier. But its namesake beach is the most well-known, and historically, the best loved. As far back as the 1190’s, Gerald of Wales or Giraldus Cambrensis gave it a rave review. He described the village as “in all the broad lands of Wales, Manorbier is the most pleasant place by far” Read More …

Barafundle

Barafundle. A World Top Ten Beach

Barafundle is one of the most spectacular beaches in Pembrokeshire. It used to only be known to locals. Now with reviews in The Sunday Times, inclusion in World Top Ten lists and the like, its beauty is more widely known, meaning it can get busy in peak season. Read More …

Broadhaven

Broadhaven South. Great for tots and teens

Despite the name being somewhat of a misnomer (it’s not as wide as Broad Haven North but is quite a deep beach) Broadhaven South is a classic Pembrokeshire beach, with golden sands stretching far back towards Bosherston Lilyponds.
It has great surf as well as a sheltered lagoon, making it great for families with a mix of big and little ones. Read More …

Marloes beach from the path, a striking beaqch to visit from Warren Farm, Wales
Marloes

Marloes. Golden sands with striking rock formations

Marloes is one of Pembrokeshire’s westernmost larger beaches. It faces out into the Atlantic, making for spectacular waves. And even though it is one of the many large, golden sand beaches across the county, the many rocky outcrops across the beach make it quite unusual and distinctive. Read More …

Full list of beaches

Part 2: Sand between our toes – beaches north of the Haven

As promised, here’s the list of beaches we’ve counted in the north of the county. Starting with beaches & coves north of Milford Haven/the Cleddau River, and continuing clockwise from the Haven up to the northern boundary of Pembrokeshire Gelliswick Sandy Haven Butts Bay Longoar Bay Lindsway Bay Wenall Bay Watch House Bay Musselwick Dale

Full list of beaches

Sand between our toes – beaches south of the Haven

We’ve had a few raised eyebrows at our claim that there are nearly 90 beaches in Pembrokeshire. It’s true to say that our total includes some very tiny, isolated beaches & coves, including some that you can only get to by sea, but we’re happy to prove our claim with Part 1 of a listing