Nearest Blue Flag Beaches Pembrokeshire
Blue Flag beaches in , Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom, the Blue Flag award is a prestigious, international award scheme that aims to provide an assurance to tourists that a beach has met a minimum standard. To collect a Blue Flag any UK and Ireland beach must achieve the highest quality of water, facilities, safety, environmental education and management.
Below we list the current Pembrokeshire beaches holding the Blue Flag award.
- Dale beach is a mixture of shingle and muddy sand. Dale is a small village in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, West Wales. Located on the Dale Peninsula which forms the northern side of the entrance to Milford Haven estuary. Pembrokshire has some of the best sailing conditions to be found anywhere off the coast of Britain, with Dale being one of the best. With mild winters, early summer and autumn provide excellent sailing conditions. Its location on the long distance path of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park make the village also a centre for walkers. Dale has a pub, shops, craft centre and beach cafe.
- Whitesands beach is one of the most popular sandy beaches in Pembrokeshire, and this west facing beach is also known as Porth Mawr. In the summer it can get quite crowded on both the beach and in the water. To help swimming and surfing areas marked by lifeguard flags during the season. Good coast path walks from car park.
- Poppit Sands beach is a sandy beach backed by sand dunes. Located on the west side of the Teifi Estuary this beach massively grows in size as the tide goes out. You need to be careful of the strong currents by the river entrance. Facilities include car parking, cafe, toilets and seasonal lifeguards.
- Saundersfoot beach is a large flat sandy beach next to the harbour in a nice seaside town on the beautiful south Pembrokeshire coast. Even at high tide you still have sand available making this a very popular family beach. The beach is backed by a promenade and you have the harbour and Saundersfoot village to the south end. Facilities include parking, toilets with disabled facilities, seasonal lifeguards, slipway, harbour, cafe, pubs and restaurants.
- The South beach at Tenby is roughly 2km of sand backed by sand dunes, The beach is one long stretch but the northern end is referred to as Castle Beach at St. Catherine’s Island and the southern end is Penally Beach at Giltar Point. The South beach is less commercialised than Tenby’s North beach but still provides an excellent family beach. At low tide you have a massive expanse of beach but even at high tide plenty of beach space exists. Facilities include parking, toilets (disables access), lifeguards in the summer and at the northern end several shops and and hire facilities.
- Coppet Hall Beach is a small sandy beach with pebbles at high tide located in Saundersfoot Bay between the beaches of Saundersfoot and Wiseman’s Bridge. You can walk to Wiseman Beach through a cliff tunnel. The beach is popular for swimming, windsurfing, sailing and fishing. Facilities include car park and roadside parking, first aid post, cafe, toilets (disabled facilities), shops, slip-way.
- Newgale Sands is nearly 3 km long, backed with a high tide pebble bank. At high water most of the beach is completely submerged but at other times a glorious wide sandy beach, popular with dog walkers, surfers, kitesurfers and windsurfers etc. Due to its size and excellent sand conditions makes a good kite buggy and kite boarding beach. Facilities include toilets, telephones and emergency phones, shops, cafes, garage and pub, car parking and there are two campsites located nearby. Lifeguards patrol the beach in the summer.
- Amroth beach is approximately 4km long south-facing beach and mostly sandy with a high water mark pebble bank. Amroth is a small seaside village facing south out into the Bristol Channel on the southern tip of Pembrokeshire and is the southern start of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. The beach is famous for its submerged forest, at very low tides tree stumps can be seen poking through the sand and fossilised antlers, nuts, animal bones and Neolithic flints have been discovered. Car parks are in the village and at the west end of the beach. The beach caters for the disabled with specific parking along the sea-front and the beach is easily accessible via a slipway, also handy for boats. Shops are situated opposite the beach and a choice of restaurants, cafes and public houses nearby.
- Tenby northern beaches are split into two; the north beach and harbour beach. Harbour beach is a small area of sand within the harbour and at high tide boat trips run from the harbour to Caldey island. The North beach is a stretch of sandy beach and promenade within Tenby town. The beach has rock pools and the prominent Goskar Rock. During the summer the beach can get crowded due to its town location and easy access. In busy times well worth considering the South beach at Tenby. Facilities include car parking, toilets, summer lifeguards on North beach, shops, cafe and hire facilities. As this is a town beach all the facilities of Tenby are just a short walk away.
- Tenby Castle Beach is within a cove between the Castle and the East Cliff, with the beach being sheltered by the cliffs. This is the smallest of the Tenby beaches and can get crowded. At low tide boat trips run to Caldey Island or if a little more adventurous it is possible to walk out to St. Catherine’s island, but beware the tide can cut you off. Facilities include cafe, toilets, deckchair hire and summer lifeguards, but you then also have access to many cafes, pubs, restaurants and shops in Tenby.