Pembrokeshire’s 15 Best Beaches: A Coastal Paradise

Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of whisking many visitors around the stunning landscapes of Pembrokeshire on our Tuk Tuk Tours. And let me tell you, if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s where to find the best beaches. So, if you’re looking for some sun, sand, and surf, you’re in for a treat. Here are some of my personal favourites:

North Beach Tenby

Ah, North Beach. It’s one of those places that’s close to my heart. Whenever I have a bit of free time, you’ll find me here, soaking up the sun and enjoying the view. It’s popular, yes, but for a good reason. The golden sands, the clear waters, and the nearby attractions make it a must-visit. And if you’re lucky, you might even spot a seal or two!

Barafundle Bay

Now, if you’re after a bit of a hidden gem, Barafundle Bay is the place to be. It’s a bit of a walk to get there, but trust me, it’s worth every step. The crystal-clear waters, the surrounding cliffs – it’s like something out of a postcard. Pack a picnic, and you’re set for the day.

Freshwater West Beach

For the adventurers out there, Freshwater West is a dream come true. The waves, the wind, the sheer wild beauty of it all – it’s a haven for surfers and kite surfers. And even if you’re not into water sports, the rugged landscape is worth the visit or for all you Harry Potter fans – lights, action, camera is marked by the shrine of Dobby’s Grave in the sand dunes.

Castle Beach Tenby

Ah, Castle Beach. Nestled right below the historic town of Tenby, it’s a serene spot that’s perfect for relaxation. The calm waters, the soft sands, and the view of the castle up on the hill – it’s like stepping back in time. And if you’re up for it, there’s a lovely little café nearby that does a mean cup of tea and something stronger if needs be.

Tenby Harbour Beach

Now, if you’re after a bit of a different beach experience, Tenby Harbour Beach is the place to be. It’s right next to the bustling harbour, so you can watch the boats come and go while you relax on the sand. And if you’re there during the summer, you might even catch one of the local events or festivals.

Tenby South Beach

Starting off with another Tenby classic, the South Beach. It’s a vast stretch of golden sand that seems to go on forever. Perfect for long walks, especially during sunset. And if you’re in the mood for some beach sports, there’s plenty of space for that too. Just remember to pack some sunscreen!

Manorbier Beach

Manorbier is a surfer’s paradise. The waves here are just right, and the backdrop of the historic castle overlooking the beach? Simply magical. Even if you’re not into surfing, the scenic beauty and the nearby village make it a delightful spot for a day out.

Broad Haven South Beach

This beach is a family favourite. The waters are clear, and the surrounding cliffs provide a sense of seclusion. It’s also a great spot for picnics, so don’t forget to pack some snacks. And if you’re into photography, the natural arches and rock formations are a dream.

Whitesands Bay

If you’re a surfer, or even if you just enjoy watching them, Whitesands Bay is the place to be. The waves are consistent, and the wide expanse of sand is perfect for beach games or simply lounging around. Plus, the nearby St David’s city but the size of a large village is worth a visit.

Monkstone Beach

Now, this is one of those hidden gems I was talking about. Monkstone Beach is a bit off the beaten path, but the tranquillity and natural beauty you’ll find here are unparalleled. It’s a bit of a climb down, but the view from the bottom is worth every step.

Newgale Beach

Newgale is another one for the water sports enthusiasts. The long sandy beach backed by a pebble bank is iconic. Whether you’re into kite flying, surfing, or just want to enjoy the sunset, Newgale has something for everyone.

Freshwater East Beach

Close but not to be confused with its’ counterpart Freshwater West. Freshwater East is calm and sheltered, perfect for a relaxed day out.

Angle Beach

Yes it involves lots of single narrow roads and you’ll wonder whether it was all worth the while ………………. until you get there. Car parking next to the beach and unusually for a beach it’s relatively flat to access on foot.

Caerfai Beach

Bit of a trek involved to reach this beach and if you’re looking for a beach which is just a beach with nothing else, then this is the one to head for. No facilities, no shops or cafes etc – they’re to be found one mile away at St. Davids. Nature at its’ best I reckon.

Skrinkle Haven Beach

For those of you who love exploring, Skrinkle Haven is a treat. The unique rock formations, the sea arches, and the secluded feel of the beach make it a geologist’s and nature lover’s dream.

Coppet Hall Beach

So which beach of all beaches do I know the best and spent my childhood Summers exploring, swimming, crabbing and generally just being a carefree kid? This one, of course. To gain maximum time at this beach and for ease, the car park next to the beach is great. Great onsite facilities, including a cafe. There’s sand and helpfully rocks on the outskirts of the beach enabling you to choose whether you want sand in your sandwiches or not.

Pembrokeshire’s coastline is a treasure trove of stunning beaches, hidden coves, and breathtaking landscapes. But to truly experience the magic of this region, there’s no better way than hopping on a Tuk Tuk tour. With Tuk Tuk Time, you’ll get an intimate, unique journey through many of these iconic beaches, all while enjoying the charm and comfort of our quaint tuk-tuks. So, why wait? Book your Tuk Tuk tour today and let us whisk you away on a coastal adventure you’ll never forget!

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By Lorraine

Lorraine and her team of local drivers at Tuk Tuk Time are your personal guides to Pembrokeshire’s best-kept secrets. Discover this wonderful part of the country on a Tuk Tuk Tour. Spots fill fast, so book your tour today.