Best beaches in Pembrokeshire

Below are a list of the top 10 beaches in Pembrokeshire as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in Pembrokeshire is Barafundle Bay. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in Pembrokeshire just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

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    1. 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…

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    2. Freshwater West Beach

    Freshwater West Beach is a long strip of sandy beach which is backed by the extensive dune system of Broomhill Burrows. It is an area with a fascinating history as it was once used by smugglers as a place to stash their booty. Located…

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    3. Marloes Sands Beach

    Stretching over a mile this expanse of golden sand offers some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere on the Welsh coast. Set on a peninsula that forms the south-westerly tip of Wales, Marloes Sands is exposed to the full force of the…

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    4. Whitesands Beach

    As the name suggest, Whitesands Beach is a long strip of white sand which stretches northwards towards direction of St. David's Head. It is also sometimes known as Porthmawr which is the Welsh for Big Harbour. Whitesands Bay is popular…

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    5. North Tenby Beach

    Tenby North Beach is easy to spot if you are in Tenby thanks to the iconic Goscar Rock the rears out of the sand in the centre of the strip. The beach is one of the best-loved in the area and is tucked away between Harbour Beach and the…

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    6. Saundersfoot Beach

    Situated in front of the village of Saundersfoot with its small harbour this sandy beach is very popular. The gently sloping sands make for safe swimming and all amenities are provided by the shops and cafes along the beach front. All…

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    7. Broadhaven Beach

    This westerly facing beach is located within the wide arc of Brides Bay and is one of two beaches known as Broadhaven. The beach here is also known as Broad Haven North, with Broad Haven South being some distance away on Pembrokeshire's…

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    8. Poppit Sands Beach

    Poppit Sands West is a popular, sandy beach, backed by hilly countryside, looking out over the mouth of the River Teifi. The beach is a good destination for bathing, and during the summer months there are lifeguards on duty from 10am until…

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    9. Newgale Sands Beach

    Newgale Sands is definitely one of the biggest and quite possibly one of the best beaches in Wales. At over two miles long this vast sweep of pebble-backed sand has masses of space, which is fortunate because it is popular with just about…

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    10. Freshwater East Beach

    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…

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