Living in Pembrokeshire we are so lucky to have so many beautiful beaches all which vary in size. We have the large beaches such as Saunderfoot, Tenby, Newgale, Newport, Broad Haven, Whitesands and Marloes (to name a few) which attract thousands and thousands of visitors during Easter and throughout the summer then we have the more smaller beaches such as Cwm y Eglwys, Abermawr, Church doors cove, Little Haven, Abereiddy (again to name a few) where you will have not so much of the hussle and bussle from the larger beaches.
One thing I will say is whichever beach you do go to you will have your breath taken away by the stunning views that the Pembrokeshire coast is blessed with.
Beaches across Pembrokeshire offer so much to the young and old. You can take a long stroll across the beach and take in the wonderful scenery, take your dog for a walk (when dogs are free to go onto beaches), Fishing off the rocks or from the shore, rock-pooling, coastal walks, building sandcastles, beach sports, runs and many different water sports which are available at many of the beaches.
When visiting a beach please make sure to check the tide table as you don’t want to go their expecting to build sandcastles and arrive and tide is covering the sand.
Beach awards information
Blue Flag awards in Pembrokeshire
The Blue Flag is a voluntary eco-label awarded to more than 4000 beaches and marinas in 48 countries throughout the world.
The Blue Flag works towards sustainable development of beaches and marinas through strict criteria dealing with Water Quality, Environmental Education and Information, Environmental Management, and Safety and Other Services.
The Blue Flag Programme is owned and run by the non-government, non-profit organisation the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).
Beaches in Pembrokeshire who have this award are Amroth, Copper Hall, Saundersfoot, Tenby North, Tenby Castle, Tenby South, Lydstep, Dale, Broad Haven (west), Newgale, Whitesands, Newport and Poppit sands.
Green Coast Award in Pembrokeshire
The Green Coast Award recognises excellent water quality, high environmental standards and sensitive management of rural beaches. The award is for beaches that have not only achieved EC excellent water quality but are prized for their natural unspoilt environment. This means that they generally do not have the level of infrastructure and intensive management generally associated with more urban, traditional resort beaches. Because of the nature of the award you will not find a flag flying but you should find a plaque in the area.
Fifteen of Pembrokeshire’s beaches who have received this award are; Abereiddi, Barafundle, Broad Haven South, Caerfai, Caldy Island, Cwm-yr-Eglwys, Druidston, Freshwater East, Glen Beach, Marloes, Martins Haven, Penally, West Angle, West Dale, Manorbier.
*All information on the beach awards are to the best our Knowledge.