Freshwater West beach, Castlemartin, Pembrokeshire
  • About Us

    Freshwater West Beach Info

    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

    Freshwater West 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

    Freshwater West Beach 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures rising to 10°C on Tuesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain and windy starting in the evening.
       60%  89%   19 mph
      6:19 am    6:37 pm
    Friday, Mar 23rd
     Breezy in the morning and light rain starting in the evening.
       90%  82%   12 mph
      6:17 am    6:39 pm

    Saturday, Mar 24th
     Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
       72%  53%   12 mph
      6:14 am    6:40 pm
    Sunday, Mar 25th
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
       13%  20%   6 mph
      7:12 am    7:42 pm

    Monday, Mar 26th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy overnight.
       11%  81%   7 mph
      7:10 am    7:44 pm
    Tuesday, Mar 27th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and breezy starting in the afternoon.
       53%  96%   17 mph
      7:07 am    7:45 pm

    Wednesday, Mar 28th
     Breezy in the morning and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       32%  50%   15 mph
      7:05 am    7:47 pm
    Thursday, Mar 29th
     Breezy in the morning and mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
       50%  55%   15 mph
      7:03 am    7:49 pm

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