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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.

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.

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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

Today
Expect a temp in the range 15.7℃ to 17.9℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (WNW)
Wednesday, Jul 06
Expect a temp in the range 14.1℃ to 14.9℃ with wind speed 1.2 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Jul 07
Expect a temp in the range 15.1℃ to 15.9℃ with wind speed 5.3 m/sec (NW)
Friday, Jul 08
Expect a temp in the range 14.7℃ to 16.1℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (NNW)
Saturday, Jul 09
Expect a temp in the range 13.1℃ to 15.6℃ with wind speed 1.5 m/sec (NW)
Sunday, Jul 10
Expect a temp in the range 12.4℃ to 13.9℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (N)
Monday, Jul 11
Expect a temp in the range 13.6℃ to 16.1℃ with wind speed 1.9 m/sec (NNW)

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

Freshwater West Beach Tide Times

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