Freshwater West beach

Freshwater West in Pembrokeshire

Freshwater West is our seaside star and a must-visit beach in Pembrokeshire. It’s breathtakingly beautiful, perfect for family adventures and a favourite with watersports enthusiasts.

Surfing paradise

The south westerly facing beach is popular with surfers and is often regarded as one of Wales’ best surfing spots, with consistent swell and waves.

It’s for the more experienced surfer as there’s a strong rip current – lifeguards are on duty at Freshwater West between early June and September.

Sandy adventures

It’s not all about the watersports though, there’s plenty to see and do on the sand.

There’s buckets (and buckets) of sand to go around, have fun building sandcastles, try kite flying and enjoy this wild stretch of coast. The beach has a wealth of rockpools; mini explorers love delving into these underwater worlds and spotting marine creatures. 

We often host beach cleans here to keep this special place clean and tidy; grab a litter picker and join us.

Take part in our Big Beach Clean Challenge
Springwatch at Easter filming at Freshwater West
Take part in our Big Beach Clean Challenge

A taste of the sea

Seaweed is a speciality here too – our friends at Cafe Môr use laverbread within their menu, you’ll find their street food outlet in the beach car park. On the foreshore, you’ll also spot a thatched shack that was once used as a seaweed drying hut.

Seaside celebrity

Freshwater West is a bit of a celebrity too, and has been used as a backdrop for feature films including Robin Hood and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

So what are you waiting for? Come and uncover this special place for yourself.