Freshwater West Beach (aka Fresh West Beach)

Freshwater West (also known as Fresh West) Beach is near Castlemartin, within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The beach is a great unspoilt rural beach, approximately 1km across, with rock pools and backed by rolling sand dunes and marshland.

Freshwater West is a popular surfing beach due to its consistent Atlantic swells and strong waves and regularly hosts surfing tournaments.

As this is a remote beach with unspoilt views it is a popular filming location, such as 2010 Robin Hood starring Russell Crowe, Harry Potter films and BBC’s The Sarah Jane Adventures. Probably the most famous is that in Freshwater West sand dunes is the place where Dobby was buried in Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows and as such has become a bit of a pilgrimage for Harry Potter fans,

Car parking is available and you may be lucky and get an ice cream/food van.

Dog Friendly Beach?

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Freshwater West Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 54 beaches in Pembrokeshire, or check our list of Pembrokeshire Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Freshwater West Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 8.9℃ to 9.4℃ with wind speed 5.9 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Feb 05fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.3℃ to 6.8℃ with wind speed 6.6 m/sec (NNE)
Monday, Feb 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.5℃ to 5.8℃ with wind speed 5.9 m/sec (SE)
Tuesday, Feb 07cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.6℃ to 6.9℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (S)
Wednesday, Feb 08partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.4℃ to 5.1℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (ESE)
Thursday, Feb 09cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.2℃ to 9℃ with wind speed 6.9 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Feb 10clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 0℃ to 1.4℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (NE)

Pembroke weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Freshwater West Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Freshwater West Beach is at MILFORD HAVEN 4.74 km (2.95 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Sat 04 Feb
   High Tide at 05:38 (Height 6.18m)
   Low Tide at 11:59 (Height 1.64m)
   High Tide at 17:58 (Height 6.15m)
Sun 05 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:08 (Height 1.55m)
   High Tide at 06:15 (Height 6.42m)
   Low Tide at 12:34 (Height 1.42m)
   High Tide at 18:34 (Height 6.34m)
Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:42 (Height 1.36m)
   High Tide at 06:48 (Height 6.58m)
   Low Tide at 13:06 (Height 1.27m)
   High Tide at 19:06 (Height 6.45m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:13 (Height 1.22m)
   High Tide at 07:19 (Height 6.67m)
   Low Tide at 13:36 (Height 1.18m)
   High Tide at 19:36 (Height 6.51m)
Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:44 (Height 1.15m)
   High Tide at 07:50 (Height 6.71m)
   Low Tide at 14:06 (Height 1.15m)
   High Tide at 20:07 (Height 6.51m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:15 (Height 1.15m)
   High Tide at 08:20 (Height 6.68m)
   Low Tide at 14:36 (Height 1.19m)
   High Tide at 20:37 (Height 6.44m)
Fri 10 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:46 (Height 1.23m)
   High Tide at 08:50 (Height 6.58m)
   Low Tide at 15:07 (Height 1.32m)
   High Tide at 21:08 (Height 6.30m)

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