Beaches in Pembroke, Pembrokeshire

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The beach guide has 9 beaches listed in and around the town of Pembroke. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Neyland Slip Beach (2.4 miles)

    Neyland Slip © Gordon Hatton | BY-SA

    Neyland Slip is a small area of mud and shingle beach located next to the slipway. Part of the parish of Llanstadwell, Neyland was once a working harbour and busy fishing village. With easy access to the sheltered waters of Milford Haven water sports are popular here. Sailing is a particular favourite here and you…

  • Stackpole Quay Beach (3.6 miles)

    Stackpole Quay © Nigel Thompson | BY-SA

    Set along a stretch of coast best known for its beautiful sandy beaches is this hidden gem. Nestled in a gap in the wooded cliffs, this little cove is home to a small pebble beach and a quay.

    Stackpole Quay, as it is known, is part of the National Trust owned Stackpole Estate.…

  • Barafundle Bay (4 miles)

    Barafundle Bay ©

    The small but perfectly formed Barafundle Bay was once a relatively little known gem of the Pembroke coast. Then all of a sudden everybody wanted to give it an award and the secret was out. Blue Flag awards, features in Country Life and a place on numerous best of web features have all helped make…

  • Broad Haven South Beach (4.6 miles)

    Broad Haven South © Puffin11k

    Broad Haven 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…

  • Mowingword Bay (4.4 miles)

    Mowingword Bay © Alistair Hare | BY-SA

    About half a mile to the south of Barafundle Bay, on the far side of Stackpole Head, is Mowingword Bay. Relatively unheard of compared to its much vaunted neighbour the beach here rivals any in Wales.

    As well as a good stretch of golden sand (at low tide) Mowingword is home to a variety of

  • Freshwater East Beach (3 miles)

    Freshwater East © Puffin11k

    The sweeping sandy bay of Freshwater East is backed by sand dunes and sheltered by the headland of Trewent Point. This is one of the finest beaches on the Pembroke coast and has something for everyone. It’s a great family beach with conditions generally safe for swimming, although there is no lifeguard service. The beach…

  • Swanlake Bay (4.3 miles)

    Swanlake Bay © Puffin11k

    Swanlake Bay beach is located in South Pembrokeshire and the only way to get here is to walk down the Pembrokeshire National Park Coastal Footpath. The closest car park is in Manorbier, so although it takes some effort to get here, it is more than worth it for those who make the journey. 

    As you would…

  • Bullslaughter Bay (5.2 miles)

    Bullslaughter Bay © Alistair Hare | BY-SA

    Despite the rather macabre sounding name, Bullslaughter Bay is actually a very pleasant little beach. Set in a cove of high limestone cliffs, punctuated by caves and arches this is a great spot for explorers of all ages. The inviting clean, clear water here is perfect for a paddle and swimming is generally safe, although…

  • Flimston Bay (5.4 miles)

    Flimston Bay © Alistair Hare | BY-SA

    Flimston Bay is another of Pembrokeshire's beautiful hidden beaches that fall within the Castlemartin MoD firing range. But the beach is rarely visited for a host of reasons; it more or less disappears at high tide; there is a lack of access several days a week because of military exercises; and the fact it is…

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