Broad Haven

Broad Haven is a village and seaside resort in the south east corner of St Bride’s Bay.

Broad Haven is not to be confused with Broad Haven South beach near Bosherston in south Pembrokeshire with the same name.


Newgale is a village with a three-mile stretch of beach in the parish of Roch.

The beach is backed by a large pebble bank which was created by a major storm on 25 October 1859, and which acts as a sea defence or storm beach.

Little Haven

Little Haven is a village at the south-east corner of St Bride’s Bay.

Little Haven has been an agricultural, fishing and coal-mining area for some centuries, and a tourist destination since the early 19th century. Coal was loaded on to coasters from the beach, and a RNLI lifeboat was stationed at Little Haven from 1882 to 1921.

Barafundle Bay

Barafundle Bay is a remote, slightly curved, east-facing sandy beach near Stackpole Quay and is part of the Stackpole Estate, managed by the National Trust.

The Beach was owned by the Cawdor family of Stackpole Court, which was their private beach.


Saundersfoot is a large village, community and electoral ward. It is near Tenby and they are two of the most visited Welsh holiday destinations.

Saundersfoot was known in medieval Wales as Llanussyllt and after the Norman conquest as St Issels.

Freshwater West

Freshwater West is a beach near Castlemartin and, noted for its strong waves and currents, is one of Wales’ top surfing surfing locations.

As a filming location, Freshwater West featured extensively in the 2010 film Robin Hood starring Russell Crowe, which depicted the French invasion of southern England. Over 600 extras and 150 horses were used during the filming on the beach.

It was also a filming location for the final two Harry Potter films; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 & 2. The beach scenes with Dobby the elf were filmed on the beach and “Shell Cottage” was constructed at the foot of the sand dunes. The cottage was removed after filming.

Freshwater West was also used as a filming location in series four of BBC production, The Sarah Jane Adventures and the film The Thief of Bagdad.

Marloes Sands

Marloes Sands is an approx. 1.5 kilometres long remote sandy beach near the village of Marloes.

Walking on the beach gives great views of Skokholm Island and Gateholm Island.

Marloes Sands was used as the filming location for ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ and ‘The Lion in Winter’.

Whitesands Bay

Whitesands Bay is an award-winning, Blue Flag standard, wide sandy beach situated on the St Davids Peninsula.

The beach is located about two miles west of the small city of St. Davids and about one mile south of St Davids Head and has been described as the best surfing beach in Pembrokeshire and one of the best tourist beaches in the world.

Dogs are banned on the beach from 1 May to 30 September by Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

Broad Haven South

Broad Haven South (not to be confused with Broad Haven beach and village near Haverfordwest) is a beach located 1 mile east of the village Bosherston on the edge of the Stackpole Estate.

It is one of Pembrokeshire’s finest beaches in terms of the water quality, its south-facing location and dramatic cliff views backed by sand dunes and expansive National Trust woodland and Lily Ponds which are located behind the beach.


Abermawr is a stretch of coastline and is regarded as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. it is a mostly shingle beach with marsh and woodland behind it.

In the First World War, the site proved of great use to North America and a small number of soldiers guarded it.


Pwllgwaelod is a small scattered hamlet centred on a bay on the south-western side of the Dinas Island peninsula.

Close to the beach is an old pub, now a bar/restaurant called the Old Sailors. It was visited by Dylan Thomas at least once.

Poppit Sands

Poppit Sands is a small, dispersed settlement which lies on the southern side of the estuary of the River Teifi, near Cardigan.

Backed by low dunes, the top of the beach comprises about 80m of dry, very loose sand, making it very popular with families. Lower down it is hard-packed.

The beach slopes gently, and therefore the sea is shallow for quite a long way out. Even at high tide there is plenty of soft sand exposed.

Caerfai Bay

Caerfai Bay near St Davids in Pembrokeshire West Wales has cliffs of purple sandstone and a sandy beach at low tide reached by steep steps. There is free parking above the beach with picnic benches and views of the islands of Skomer and Skokholm.

The cliffs have distinctive red sandstone of the type used for building St Davids Cathedral.


Abereiddy is a hamlet. It has a small beach which was awarded the Blue flag rural beach award in 2005.

A large car park adjoins the beach, where in the summer an ice cream van can usually be found.

The beach also has public toilets which are open from Easter to October half-term.

Nearby are the ruins of the ‘Blue Lagoon’, a small slate quarry, now flooded by the sea having broken in.

Initially slate was exported across Abereiddi beach, but later through a tramway to the harbour at Porthgain a couple of miles to the North.

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