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Place Category: Beaches
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.
Freshwater West Beach 7-day Weather Forecast
Rain throughout the week, with temperatures falling to 15°C on Friday.Light rain until afternoon.Today's Forecast
13->1647% 58% 6 mph
7:10 am 7:16 pmPartly cloudy throughout the day.Monday, Sep 25th
12->173% 36% 8 mph
7:12 am 7:13 pmFoggy in the morning.Tuesday, Sep 26th
10->155% 71% 7 mph
7:14 am 7:11 pmRain throughout the day.Wednesday, Sep 27th
13->1663% 80% 17 mph
7:15 am 7:09 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Thursday, Sep 28th
11->1615% 90% 7 mph
7:17 am 7:06 pmLight rain until afternoon.Friday, Sep 29th
13->1529% 83% 11 mph
7:18 am 7:04 pmRain starting in the evening.Saturday, Sep 30th
12->1632% 24% 12 mph
7:20 am 7:02 pmRain until afternoon, starting again overnight, and breezy in the morning.Sunday, Oct 1st
13->1674% 74% 17 mph
7:22 am 6:59 pm
Freshwater West Beach Tide Times
Freshwater West Beach Bathing Water QualityWater 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.
Photos from around the surrounding area