Monkstone Beach

Monkstone Beach - Pembrokeshire
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A couple of miles north of Tenby is Monkstone beach, a fine stretch of golden sand punctuated by the occasional rock. This is a fairly sheltered beach and swimming here is generally safe, although there are no lifeguards. You’ll also find plenty of rockpools.

It is a bit of a walk from the nearest parking and Monkstone is best accessed from the coast path. Also there are 151 steps down to the beach so it is not accessible for the less able.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

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  • Good fishing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Rock pooling

Nearest town



SA69 9DL

OS grid ref.

SN 1472 0313


There is road side parking 1/2 a mile walk and 151 steps from the beach.

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Monkstone Beach Reviews

Beautiful beach

Aug 04th 2021

Clear sea, clean sand. This is a beautiful and quiet beach. One of my favourites. It’s difficult to access but once you’re there, it’s heaven.