Broadhaven South Beach

  • Broadhaven South Beach - Pembrokeshire
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  • Broadhaven South Beach is a large expanse of sandy beach which stretches along a craggy coastline. The beach is a top spot for families although there is no lifeguard present. However, you will also find plenty of other seasonal amenities such as an ice cream stand.

    The beach sits in a secluded bay which is surrounded by powdery sand dunes. At low tide the sands here stretch for what feels like miles meaning that the beach rarely feels crowded and there is plenty of space to enjoy beach activities or games.

    The south-west area of the beach is a popular surf spot when conditions are right. However, neighbouring Druidston and Newgale are more consistent. Take care if you plan to swim at Broadhaven South Beach as the currents can be strong and change quickly.

    To access the beach you can walk along the scenic route through the dunes that take you past lilly ponds at the north end of the sand. There is also access at the south end if don’t mind climbing down the some steep steps cut into the side of one of the encircling cliffs.

    Other popular things to do at Broadhaven South Beach include exploring the islands and boulders that are on the west side of the cove which are covered in small caves and have pretty underground springs. There is also a spring that leads through the lily ponds close to the sand dunes where you can search for fish and other fauna.

    Further exploration of this area, away from the beach, will bring you to the Bosherton Lakes which are managed by the National Trust. These are a series of flooded valleys which have formed freshwater lakes carpeted with lilies.

    If you are looking for amenities around the beach then these can easily be found in Bosherton Village which has cafes, pubs, and shops.

    Type of beach


    Lifeguard service


    Dogs friendly beach?

    Dogs allowed

    Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round

    Pembrokeshire dog friendly beaches »


    • Swimming/bathing
    • Surfing


    • Toilets
    • Disabled facilities

    Nearest town



    SA71 5DR

    OS grid ref.

    SR 9783 9398


    There is a National Trust car park although there is a high fee for this unless you are a member.

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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    Broadhaven South Beach Reviews


    Aug 12th 2023

    Incredible patch of sand, easy access by car, easy acces to water. Mind the current that felt string that day. Awesome expérience

    Oct 27th 2021

    Deep, clean, sandy beach. Sheltered position and surprisingly warm. Incredible views with a rock in the middle of the bay. Clear water. Toilets at the top of the (steep) walk to the beach. Good carpark run by the National Trust. Approx 1/2 mile single track road from Bosherton with passing places and sharp bends.
    If you don’t mind the hike down to the sand and you are reasonably fit and healthy, this may be the perfect beach.