Freshwater West beach, Castlemartin, Pembrokeshire
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    Freshwater West Beach Information

    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 marsh land.

    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.

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

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

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 4 beaches around Pembroke, 54 beaches in Pembrokeshire, or check our list of Pembrokeshire Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Water Quality


    Beach Bathing 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.
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  • Weather


    7-day Weather Forecast


    Rain today through Friday, with high temperatures falling to 10°C on Wednesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Rain until evening and windy throughout the day.
     
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       100%  92%   15 mph
      8:21 am    4:11 pm
    Sunday, Dec 16th
     Light rain in the afternoon.
     
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       75%  69%   15 mph
      8:22 am    4:12 pm

    Monday, Dec 17th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy starting in the afternoon.
     
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       53%  78%   20 mph
      8:23 am    4:12 pm
    Tuesday, Dec 18th
     Dangerously windy until afternoon and rain until afternoon, starting again overnight.
     
    9
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       99%  99%   26 mph
      8:23 am    4:12 pm

    Wednesday, Dec 19th
     Foggy in the evening.
     
    8
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       80%  62%   19 mph
      8:24 am    4:12 pm
    Thursday, Dec 20th
     Rain overnight.
     
    9
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    10
       72%  66%   14 mph
      8:25 am    4:13 pm

    Friday, Dec 21st
     Foggy in the morning and windy starting in the afternoon.
     
    10
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    11
       97%  77%   16 mph
      8:25 am    4:13 pm
    Saturday, Dec 22nd
     Foggy in the morning.
     
    9
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    10
       69%  77%   18 mph
      8:26 am    4:14 pm

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