Marloes Sands nominated as Beach of the Year

Overlooking Marloes Sands

It’s time to get voting! Marloes Sands has been nominated as Beach of the Year in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2015-16.

The BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards celebrate the best of the British countryside and we’re delighted that Marloes Sands has made the shortlist.

Our beautiful beach was nominated by BBC presenter Miranda Krestovnikoff and is competing against South Landing in Yorkshire, Formby in Merseyside, Saye Beach on Alderney and Sand Beach in Wester Ross.

What makes Marloes Sands special?

Countryfile have summed it up perfectly! “Stunning geology, an iron age fort and dramatic coastal scenery make this one of Pembrokeshire’s finest beaches. There’s never a dull moment with excellent birdwatching, coastal wildflowers and windswept walks.”

It really is a special place and now we need your help to tell the nation and win the coveted title!


Marloes Sands

Marloes Sands is great for family adventures, making a splash, spotting marine life on the shore and gorgeous coastal walks. Uncover the sandy stretch with the help of marine biologist and Marloes local, Sue Burton.

Has anywhere else in Pembrokeshire been nominated?

Yes, it’s not just our lovely Marloes Sands that’s turning heads. Pembrokeshire’s been nominated as Holiday Destination of the Year by travel writer Dixe Wills, and Pembrokeshire Coast’s been nominated as National Park of the Year by BBC presenter Ellie Harrison.

How do I vote?

If Marloes Sands and Pembrokeshire are your favourites, please show your support by voting online at or via postal vote to BBC Countryfile Magazine, Tower House, Bristol, BS1 3BN. Voting closes on 31 January with the winners announced on social media in March.