Waterwynch Bay

Waterwynch Bay - Pembrokeshire
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At low tide Waterwynch Bay Beach is a long sandy beach formed from two coves. It is backed by a pebble bank which is all that remains at high tide as the golden sands disappear completely. The beach is often eschewed in favour of the more popular resort town of Tenby, although this is a shame as Waterwynch Bay has much to offer those who make the trip here.

The beach is surrounded by cliffs that rise to a height of 300 feet and you will get views from here over Tenby in the direction of Caldey Island and Lundy Island.

Waterwynch Bay has long been associated with the Scottish pirate Paul Jones who used to anchor in the waters off the bay and then use the beach as a landing point.

To get to Waterwynch Bay Beach you can access the Pembrokeshire National Park Coastal Footpath also takes you along Waterwynch Lane to Monkstone Point and Amroth. Note that parts of the path are very steep and may be challenging for some walkers. As you walk along the beach you can enjoy scrub oak, sycamore, larch, and Sitka spruce.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year.

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  • Swimming/bathing

Nearest town



SA70 8AU

OS grid ref.

SN 1370 0203


Parking is very limited

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