Pembrokeshire Beaches - A Quick GuideThe most popular beaches with plenty of facilities are Saundersfoot and Tenby on the southern coast, both accessible by rail (although a bit of a walk for Saundersfoot). For quieter sandy beaches, (going clockwise) try Monkstone, Barafundle, Broad Haven South, Marloes, Nolton Haven, Traeth Llyfn, Pwllgwaelod, Newport Sands or Poppit. Beaches with lifeguards (summer) include Amroth, Saundersfoot, Tenby, Broad Haven (N), Newgale, Newport Sands and Poppit. For surf beaches, Freshwater West, Newgale or Whitesands are some of the best in Wales, whilst smaller surf beaches can be found at Manorbier or Abermawr.
For sea swimming, high tide at Glen Beach, Monkstone, Broad Haven (S) or Solva Harbour are ideal. If you like secluded, secret beaches, try Presipe Bay, Bullslaughter Bay (limited access), Porthmynawyd, Pwllcrochan or Aber Rhigian. For spectacular scenery you need Barafundle Bay, Bullslaughter Bay or Flimston Bay (difficult access). For car parking with views of the sea try Wisemans Bridge, Sandy Haven, Abereiddy or Newport Sands. For shell collecting it's Tenby South or Bullwell Bay. Pembrokeshire's ultimate secret and scenic beach is Mowingword Bay. Finally, after a hard day at the beach, a perfect spot for an evening's drinking with views along the eastern Cleddau, is Cresswell Quay.