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Freshwater West Beach

Freshwater West near Castlemartin in South Pembrokeshire is a popular destination for surfers. The beach which faces due West is surrounded by sand dunes and has a mixture of fine sand and pebbles. The water quality is excellent and the area is home to many types of bird, seals, otters and the occ

New Quay Beach

New Quay is a pretty seaside village with terraced streets sloping down to its three beaches; Harbour Beach, Traeth Gwyn and Dolau. Harbour beach is the main safe beach for swimming and it is patrolled by lifeguards during the summer months. Dolau is a smaller sheltered beach east of the pier and T

Swanlake Bay Beach

Swanlake Bay is a secluded shingle beach with sand exposed at low tide, situated in a bay and backed by low cliffs. Located on the south coast of Pembrokeshire between Freshwater East and Manorbier Bay, Swanlake Bay is popular for swimming, fishing and walking and is close to the Pembrokeshire Coas

Pwllgwaelod Beach

A small, sandy beach with cliffs on either side, Pwllgwaelod faces west with views across Fishguard bay to Fishguard harbour. It is an enclosed, gently shelving beach with plenty of rock pools and low rocks to scramble on. A three mile walk from Pwllgwaelod around Dinas Island to Cwm yr Eglwys tak

Goodwick Beach

Goodwick beach, close to the Fishguard to Rosslare Ferry terminal is a mix of sand and pebbles with a series of wooden groynes and a sea wall formed by boulders. Walk along the promenade above the top of the beach or on the long breakwater which protects the bay. Seals, dolphins and basking shar

Newport Beach

The historic town of Newport stands near the mouth of the River Nevern and it has two beaches - one on each side of the estuary. The Parrog is on the Southern side, nearest to the town and although it is sheltered the unpredictable currents around the river here make swimming dangerous. Newport S

Cwm yr Eglwys Beach

Cwm yr Eglwys is a pretty cove on the north side of the Dinas Head peninsula between Fishguard and Newport, Pembrokeshire. The small beach is mostly shingle and pebbles with safe bathing, a narrow slipway for launching small boats and a shallow stream running down the right hand side into the sea

Ceibwr Bay

Ceibwr Bay is owned by the National Trust and is within Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. It sits on the south side of Cardigan Bay close to the village of Moylegrove. The beach is a small inlet of sand and rocks surrounded by high cliffs. This is not a place to swim but is an ideal place to s

Ynyslas Beach

The sandy beach and dunes of Ynyslas are 1.5 miles north of Borth in Cardigan Bay. It is a lovely place to walk or to relax on the beach but strong currents make it unsuitable for swimming. The area is part of the Dyfi National Nature Reserve which includes Borth Bog (Cors Fochno), The Dyfi Estuary

Abereiddi

Abereiddi is well known for the nearby Blue Lagoon, a flooded slate quarry which you will find just past the ruined quarry buildings and old slate-workers cottages. The slate gives the water its stunning deep blue colour. Abereiddi is popular for snorkelling, diving and kayaking and the beach is a
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