Freshwater West Beach, Pembrokeshire

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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.

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.

Weather


Our 7 day weather forecast for Pembroke in Pembrokeshire

Today
Expect a temp in the range 17.4℃ to 19.1℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (NNW)
Wednesday, Jul 28
Expect a temp in the range 14.8℃ to 15.7℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, Jul 29
Expect a temp in the range 13.8℃ to 14.4℃ with wind speed 6.6 m/sec (WNW)
Friday, Jul 30
Expect a temp in the range 13.6℃ to 14.6℃ with wind speed 3.3 m/sec (WNW)
Saturday, Jul 31
Expect a temp in the range 14.1℃ to 15.5℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Aug 01
Expect a temp in the range 15℃ to 16.1℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (NNW)
Monday, Aug 02
Expect a temp in the range 11.4℃ to 12.7℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (NW)


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


Tides

Our tide forecast for Freshwater West Beach in Pembrokeshire.

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